Jōetsu City - 上越市

Kamabuta no Yu

Japanese Name: 釜ぶたの湯Prefecture: NiigataCity: JōetsuAddress: 943-0861 新潟県上越市大和5丁目4Access: 5 min from Hokuriku Shinkansen / Echigo Tokimeki Railway Jōetsumyōkō Station - 北陸新幹線 / えちごトキめき鉄道 上越妙高駅Category: Supersento w/ natural hot springWebpage: http://hidakk.co.jp/kamabutanoyu/Price: ¥440Holiday: NoneHours: 7:00-23:00
Review: Located in front of Jōetsu-Myōkō station this is a recently built (as of 2020) supersento, along with the entire area which has grown up since the Hokuriku Shinkansen station was opened here in 2015. The supersento appears to be run by a local housing developer who has land on this side of the tracks. Inside there is not much other than the baths. No restaurant and only a small sitting area before the changing rooms, so it is hard to call this a supersento. Inside there is also a limited selection of baths, but they use what they have very well. The main bath is separated into a shallow and a deep section that is deeper than usually found. Outside is a smaller shallow outdoor bath that has no sky view. Given the snow blowing across the plains when I went, I feel this was a good design choice. Upstairs is a salt and dry sauna (extra fee) and a Visit Date: December 2020 *Hot Spring Data*Spring Type: Chloride spring - 塩化物泉Well Temperature: 39°CTemperature Type: Hot spring - 温泉pH: 8.3pH Type: Weak alkaline - 弱アルカリ性Osmotic Pressure: Low - 低張性