Kashihara City - 橿原市

Kashihara Poka Poka Onsen

Japanese Name: 橿原ぽかぽか温泉 Former Name: Gokuraku-yu Yamato Kashihara / 極楽湯大和橿原店Prefecture: NaraCity: KashiharaAddress: 奈良県橿原市新堂町210−1Access: Ukiana Station / 浮孔駅Type: SupersentoWebpage: https://kashipoka.com/Price: ¥700Holiday: 4th Monday of the monthHours: 9:00-25:00 (Sat and Sun 8:00-26:00)
Review
Note: This bathhouse is now part of the PokaPoka chain.
Part of the Gokuraku-Yu chain, their Yamato Kashihara supersento in Nara pref. is a fairly basic supersento. Sadly nothing popped out to me here, although it was featured in one of my onsen magazines. The key feature is a long rectangular stone lined outdoor bath which was much smaller than it appeared to be in the promotional photo. The entire bathing area seemed much smaller in comparison to the dining area and in general to other Gokuraku-yu supersento that I’ve been to. The water was nice but not impressive. Everything about this supersento was adequate. It seemed to be a wonderful place to spend an evening with the family if you lived in the area or came in from the more rural areas of Nara prefecture. The one amazing thing about this supersento, which I almost forgot, was its insanely powerful jet bath that was perfect for me, but could be uncomfortable for others.Note: Gokuraku-yu has a membership card that gives a discount, but some cards only work at some outlets. If you don’t have a card you will have to pay the higher price listed. Anyone can become a member, but there is a fee.
Hot Spring DataWell Name: Yamato Kashihara Onsen Tennen no Yu - 大和橿原温泉 自然の湯Type: Chloride spring - 塩化物泉Well Temperature: 25.3