Sanda City - 三田市


Japanese Name: 花山乃湯Prefecture: HyogoCity: SandaAddress: 兵庫県三田市尼寺835−1Type: SupersentoWebpage: ¥650Holiday: The 3rd Thursday of the monthHours: 10:00-23:00
ReviewHanayama no Yu has great soft water in the normal baths leaves your skin slippery soft and an equally good spring water in the rotenburo which is just as clear and soft feelingThere are two different bathing areas that change from men to women each day. They both have a wooden and stone motif. All of the wood looks fresh and alive while the stones show their age with grace. The tiles on the floor have just enough grip yet feel smooth and are great on your feet. The jet bath has my favorite single and sunflower styles.As I said with the baths everything is really clean. It might not seem that way from the outside, and the golf driving range isn't the most beautiful thing, but inside everything seems right to me. It's not the biggest supersento and you might bump into someone on occasion. The sauna can fit 3~4 people maximum. Also soap from the showers pools up on the floor and doesn't drain well so make sure to rinse it off after you wash yourself to be polite.I had a great chat with some of the customers in the sento. The view from the outdoor area is just a some rice fields and some forested hills. Not much too look at. There always seems to be a cool breeze which helps make this place seem fresh. It's easy for me to stay for a while, but for those with kids they might get bored fast here. It's too peaceful.There is a golf driving range in the same building as the sento. They have club rentals if you want to hit a few balls. I've only been here in the afternoon and I have to say that a lot of the appeal of this onsen is how bright and refreshing it is in the afternoon. I totally recommend going there on a sunny day.Update Winter 2018: Still great!
Hot Spring DataWell Name: Arimafuji Onsen - 有馬富士温泉Type: Simple alkaline hot spring - アルカリ性単純温泉Type: Weak alkaline - 弱アリカリ性Well Temperature: 30.5Type: Warm spring - 低温線Osmotic Pressure: Low - 低張性

Kotobuki no Yu

Japanese Name: 寿ノ湯Prefecture: HyogoCity: SandaAddress: 〒669-1547 兵庫県三田市富士が丘5丁目2Access: Shintetsu, FlowerTown Station - 神鉄フラワータウン駅Category: Supersento w/ natural hot springWebpage: ¥850 (Weekends and Holidays: ¥950) Holiday: WednesdayHours: 10:00-23:00
ReviewThis is a revamp and rebuild of the former Kumano no Sato in Sanda. I had not been back to the original and had written it off long ago for having a good spring but not living up to expectations. This remodeling (and new management, I think) has taken the location and spring and done something outstanding with it. The clear, clean feeling spring is instantly noticeable upon getting in. Both men’s and women’s sides are different between 喜 “ki” and 歓 “kan'' baths. I was in the “ki” side which was the former Thai-style bath in Kumano no Sato. They have cleaned it all up so much that the original bath is hard to imagine. The dry sauna is extra hot. Outside in the rotenburo area there are some interesting design choices and you can see where a former bath has been covered up by decorations. Interior decorations are outstanding. This is a super sento more geared towards people who would take the entire day in the Korean stone baths or lounging around reading books in the library and not just bathing. Happy to see this location reborn and the spring accessible again. We will definitely return.Visit Date: June 2020
*Hot Spring Data*Spring Type: Chloride spring - 塩化物泉Well Temperature: 31.7°CTemperature Type: Warm spring - 低温泉pH: 7.1pH Type: Neutral - 中性Osmotic Pressure: High - 高張性Well Name: ?


Japanese Name: 新地湯Prefecture: HyogoCity: SandaAddress: 兵庫県三田市三田町3−5Type: SentoWebpage: Hyogo Prefecture Public Bathhouse Association price or cheaper (sauna, if available, may be extra)Holiday: WednesdayHours: 16:00 - 22:30
ReviewSmall local sento a few minutes from Sanda or Sanda-Honmachi stations. One large bath and that's it. Interesting art projects inside the bathing area.The last sento in Sanda city.

*Closed* Kumano no Sato Sanda

Japanese Name: 熊野の郷 三田Prefecture: HyogoCity: SandaAddress: 兵庫県三田市富士ヶ丘5-2Type: Supersento w/ natural hot spring
Review*Closed* I've been very disappointed with this supersento considering that it could be better. The last time I was in the Thai themed half much of the plants were dead, the salt sauna's door was rusted and smelt strange. Thankfully, the Japanese side is much better with wooden and stone bath tubs of various sizes.
This has been replaced with Kotobuki no Yu reviewed this page.