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Ibusuki Motoyu Onsen

5-chōme-19-25 Yunohama, Ibusuki-shi, Kagoshima いぶすき・元湯温泉


The birthplace of the famous Ibusuki-onsen

This communal bath is located in Ibusuki Onsen, one of the most famous tourist areas in Kagoshima Prefecture. It was established over 50 years ago, and is loved by both locals and visitors alike.

The bath is housed in an old-fashioned wooden building with a calm atmosphere. It is located around 3 minutes by car or 15 minutes on foot from JR Ibusuki Station, and around 3 minutes on foot from the “Shiei Onsen-mae” bus stop.

The bath area has two bath tubs: the hot “Atsu-yu” and the lukewarm “Nuru-yu”. The sodium chloride spring flows into the baths continuously from the source without added heat, disinfection, or recirculation.

You also have to wash your body before getting into the bath. However, there is no shower in the bathing area. There are 2 faucets, and you fill the washbowl with hot water and wash your body. One of the two faucets is hot onsen source and the other is cold water.

The onsen source has a very high temperature, and the spring water flowing from the faucets is around 72℃, so caution is required. You need to mix it with cold water to adjust the temperature.

The salty hot spring here is known as “Shio(salt) -yu”, and is known for keeping your body warm. It also contains 193.4 mg of metasilicates per kg of water that help moisturize your skin.

Ibusuki Motoyu Onsen is located near the famous “Sand Bath Hall SARAKU”, and it’s a convenient place to freshen up after enjoying a sand bath. The onsen has a recommended procedure for bathing, and it’s a good idea to follow it.

There are many kind people in this area. Please enjoy heartwarming exchange and peaceful hot spring travel.

Indoor bath
◎Hair dryer available
Parking: 10 slots
[Bathing Fees]
Adult 300 yen
Child 100 yen
Infant Free
5-19-25 Yunohama, Ibusuki-shi, Kagoshima Prefecture
12:00-22:00 (last entry 21:30)
Monday (sometimes temporary closed for maintenance)
Ibusuki Motoyu Onsen
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  • Address: 5-19-25 Yunohama, Ibusuki-shi
  • City: Kagoshima
  • State/county: Kyushu
  • Zip/Postal Code: 890-0406
  • Country: Japan


Updated on July 8, 2019 at 7:44 am

  • Price: ¥300
  • Property Type: Onsen
  • Property Status: All tattoos accepted


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