Izumisano City - 泉佐野市

Inunaki Onsen Center

Japanese Name: 犬鳴温泉センターPrefecture: OsakaCity: IzumisanoAddress: 大阪府泉佐野市大木犬鳴2238−2Closest Station: Category: Hot Spring Hotel w/ day useWebpage: http://www.inunaki-onsencenter.co.jp/Price: ¥840Holiday: NoneHours: 9:00-17:00 (Weekends & Holidays 9:00-18:00)
Review:The Inunaki Onsen is one of those springs that have a mysterious and ethereal feeling to it.This feeling is only enhanced by the the wood, concrete and glass that the spring is drawn into. Very much worth the time and effort to get here. Great place to end a hike too. Make sure to explore the river valley behind the bathhouse if you have time.
Visit Date: June 2018 *Hot Spring Data*Spring Type: Bicarbonate spring - 炭酸水素塩泉Well Temperature: 16°CTemperature Type: Cold spring - 冷鉱泉Well Name: 犬鳴温泉

Inunaki Onsen Yama no Yu

Japanese Name: 犬鳴山温泉山乃湯Prefecture: OsakaCity: IzumisanoAddress: 大阪府泉佐野市大木2234Type: Hot Spring FacilityWebpage: https://osaka-info.jp/page/inunakiyama-hot-spring-yumoto-onsenso-yamanoyuPrice: ¥700Holiday: NoneHours: 10:00-18:00
ReviewAnother secret bath far up in the mountains across from Kansai Airport. It's a bus ride up the mountain from Hineno Station. From the bus stop you have to walk along the narrow mountain road about 150 yards to the entrance to this hidden spot. In Inunakiyama Onsen there are many hot spring ryokan but only Yama no Yu allows day use. The building is stoic and industrial looking to say the least. Approaching it, I thought I was going to a factory or warehouse. The open and price sign assured me I was in the right place however. I think I went through the rear entrance actually. There might be another way in if you walk further up the road. After paying the attendant on the top floor then going back down to the bottom floor to the baths. Only one bath here and a few faucets. There are no jets or anything--this place is about the water. The water is just full of yu no hana which are minerals and whatnot that is coming up from the earth with the spring water. It felt great and it has that unique onsen smell to it. The view of the river from the bath was also nice. This is a great amazing hidden bath that any fan needs to check out.
Hot Spring DataType: Bicarbonate spring - 炭酸水素塩泉pH: 8.8Type: Weak alkaline - 弱アルカリ性Well Temperature: 18.3°CType: Cold Spring - 冷鉱泉Osmotic Pressure: Low - 低張性

Kansai Airport Onsen Hotel Garden Palace

Japanese Name: 関空温泉 ホテルガーデンパレスPrefecture: OsakaCity: IzumisanoAddress: 大阪府泉佐野市中町1-3-51Type: HotelWebpage: http://www.gardenpalace-spa.co.jp/Holiday: None
ReviewTwo different baths here. The one in the betsukan, father down the hall, is bigger and better. Nice shallow bath in relaxing dark brown and black. No real rotenburo, but there’s a nice atrium like area with a window that opens into a garden. The sauna is new, as of 2013, and has that great new sauna smell. The older second bath is much smaller and older with a garden view. Can get very crowded if a group of guests use either of the baths all at once. The water feels dry and powdery in the bath but smooth out after you get out. Great for relaxing before a flight, or washing off after a long flight.You can drink the spring water here. There’s a cooler in front of the elevators. In the baths there’s also the excellent Bayu shampoo, conditioner, and body soap.The hotel connected to these baths is basic, but clean and very comfortable. It has pickup and drop-off service to Kansai Airport, Rinku Premium Outlets, and nearby train stations.
No day use for this bath, you need to rent a room to use the facilities here but its a great option if you are flying in or out of KIX.
Hot Spring DataWell Name: Yumatsu no Yu - 由松乃湯Type: Simple hot spring - 単純温泉

Nagomi-yu

Japanese Name: なごみ湯Prefecture: OsakaCity: IzumisanoAddress: 大阪府泉佐野市笠松1丁目3−23Access: Rinku Town Station / りんくうタウン駅Type: SentoWebpage: https://twitter.com/nagomiyu753Price: Osaka Prefecture Public Bathhouse Association price or cheaper (sauna, if available, may be extra)Holiday: FridayHours: 15:00-25:00 (Sunday 8:00-25:00)
ReviewNagomi is a recently remodeled, bright and very clean sento within layover distance from Kansai Airport. From Rinku Town it's a 10 or 15 minute walk. Everyone was very cheerful. I loved the laminated news articles hung up in the rotenburo to read while soaking. The bathing areas were small, so you'll have to do a bit of dodging people or waiting for a bath (mostly the small cold water bath). The changing room does have more space however. I really enjoyed my afternoon bath here.
Update Winter 2018Still a great option for a quick bath on the way to or from KIX. Clean, friendly and the outdoor bath is a star.

Rinku no Yu

Japanese Name: りんくうの湯Prefecture: OsakaCity: IzumisanoAddress: 大阪府泉佐野市りんくう往来南3番地Access: Rinku Town Station / りんくうタウン駅Type: SupersentoWebpage: http://rinkunoyu.jp/Price: ¥620Holiday: NoneHours: 9:00-25:00 (Weekends Holidays 7:00-25:00)
ReviewRinku no Yu is a smallish supersento located just across the bridge from Kansai Airport. It's in the shopping center with the giant Ferris wheel. The spring water is ok and somewhat noticeable, but not too special. Besides being very convenient to the airport, the great rotenburo that has a view of the airport makes this a place to try out.It is unsure if Rinku no Yu has a hot spring or not. According to one post on a Japanese review site they had either rename the spring from “natural hot spring” to “rock salt hot spring” to avoid city taxes. If this means they are adding salt and minerals to normal city water or still using their well is unclear. Rinku no Yu’s website makes no mention of 天然温泉 (natural hot spring).

*CLOSED* Hinode-yu

Japanese Name: 日の出湯Prefecture: OsakaCity: IsumisanoAddress: 大阪府泉佐野市上町3-1-16Type: Sento

Review*Closed* Second closest sento to Kansai International Airport. I was amazed how retro this place was. It was only 280 yen to get in! Lockers are all numbered in old kanji like 1 is壱. The urinal had no flush to it. It was just a porcelain receptacle. No way to run water. Inside there was one bath divided into a shallow and deep section and a cold water basin. So the bath was not much to talk about, but I liked the old building it was in and the feel of the place was rather friendly overall. This felt more like a sento that should be someplace far, far in the boondocks not right next to the largest airport in Kansai. Not a place for the sento beginner but I think some enthusiasts might enjoy it.
If you are coming in to KIX and you're looking for a bath check out Nagomi-yu instead