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Kareigawa no Yu

4471-2 Hayatochō Kareigawa, Kirishima-shi, Kagoshima かれい川の湯


An elegant onsen with private baths popular with family and female guests

Located 15 minutes by car from Kagoshima Airport, this day trip onsen facility offers only private baths. It’s a convenient place to refresh yourself after arriving in or before departing Kagoshima.

It has an excellent hot spring quality and is located in one of the famous onsen areas in Kagoshima. You can enjoy the natural and gentle hot spring in a private atmosphere.

The onsen is a sodium-magnesium-hydrogen carbonate spring. It is also rich in metasilicic acid which are natural moisturizing ingredients. A soak here not only warms you up, it also helps improve the ceramide on your skin making it smooth.

There are 3 different types of private bath with a total of 18 bath room. There is a type with one indoor bath, a type with an indoor and open-air bath, and a type with an indoor hot spring bath and cold water bath as well as an open-air bath. You can choose the type you want by buying a ticket at the ticket machine in the reception.

To use the baths, push the button on the wall to fill the bath tub with hot spring. If it’s too hot for you, you can adjust the temperature by adding cold water from a faucet. The tubs are drained and cleaned after every use so you can enjoy a fresh bath every time.

At the reception counter, you will be the given the key for your room. You can also rent various amenities for free, including natural skin care products suitable for all ages and both sexes. All amenities are additive-free products made with natural ingredients from plants. You can also borrow bathing toys and items for children.

Reservations are accepted only on the same day by phone. Note that you need to make a reservation in Japanese as multilingual service is not available. Only on weekdays, discount plans for Solo-trip, and you can choose the specific room you want to use (not available on weekends, holidays, and peak periods).

After a bath, you can enjoy a cold drink or ice cream while lounging in the facility’s Japanese modern-style lobby and terrace. Since the hot spring keeps your body warm for long periods, you won’t feel cold even with the cool breeze blowing from the nearby Amorigawa River.

There are rental towels, so you can go there without bringing anything, so it’s comfortable. It’s suitable for both single and family guests, and offers a relaxing private bath in a quiet atmosphere surrounded by nature.

Kutsurogi Type (12 rooms in total)
Indoor bath
Yuttari Type (4 rooms in total)
Indoor bath, open-air bath
Yasuragi Type (2 room in total)
Indoor bath(hot and cold), open-air bath
◎Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hair dryer, and skin care products can be rented for free at the reception.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking: 30 slots
[Bathing Fees]
Kutsurogi Type
1,300 yen for 60 minutes
Yuttari Type
2,600 yen for 90 minutes
Yasuragi Type
3,600 yen for 90 minutes
4471-2 Kareigawa Hayato-cho, Kirishima-shi, Kagoshima Prefecture
10:00-24:00 (last entry 23:00)
Open all year round
Kareigawa no yu
  • Address: 4471-2 Kareigawa Hayato-cho, Kirishima-shi
  • City: Kagoshima
  • State/county: Kyushu
  • Zip/Postal Code: 899-5113
  • Country: Japan


Updated on July 18, 2019 at 7:48 am

  • Price: ¥1,300
  • Property Type: Onsen
  • Property Status: All tattoos accepted


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