Accommodations / Hot Springs
There are many hot springs in Yamaguchi City, starting with Yudaonsen hot springs, which is for the skin’s beauty and told to be found by a white fox.
Yudaonsen / Yuda Hot Spring
The legend tells that long ago the then head priest of Kumano Shrine observed that a white fox that was injured visited the shrine’s pond every day to put his paw in the water. Intrigued by this unusual scene, the priest examined the pond and noticed its waters were warm...
To remember this story, many of the streets of Yuda-onsen district are decorated with cute statues of foxes, welcoming visitors to town.
Yuda-onsen’s thermal source is very appreciated by hot spring lovers: its alkaline waters dissolve excess oil and old skin cells, so after a soak your skin will get velvety smooth and you’ll feel refreshed!
Apart from the baths at the various onsen establishments, ryokan and hotels, there are six “ashiyu” (footbaths) in the Yuda-onsen area that you can use for free.
There are six “foot baths” in the Yudaonsen area, and everyone is free to use them.
A map with Yudaonsen Tourist Information Center as a present location
Other Hot Springs
Yuda-onsen might be the largest hot spring resort in Yamaguchi City - but it’s certainly not the only one. There are many other hot spring areas around the City, waiting for you to discover them!
The three most popular are:
This hotel’s rotenburo (open-air bath) is situated in a prime location overlooking the Seto Inland Sea. Feel the cool sea breeze as you relax in the hot water!
You can also enjoy the views from its terrace, or visit its restaurant, famous for its Japanese tiger prawn dishes, locally farmed in Aio.
Opening hours: 10:00 – 19:00 (12:00 - 19:00 on Wednesdays, Saturday Sunday Holiday 10:00 - 16:00)
Admission: 570 yen
Ajisu Hot Spring
Ajisu Hot Spring is one of the rare hot springs in Japan that contain radium, which makes the water slightly radioactive but on a miniscule level. This It is said to improve the metabolism and boost the body’s immunity.
Ganjyoju Hot Springs
Located in the border with Shimane prefecture, this recently renewed facility is part of a “michi no eki” (Japanese roadside station) where you can also purchase local produce, snacks and souvenirs.
Its radium hot spring is located near a quiet forested area.
Opening hours: 9:00 – 21:00 (Closed on the 3rd Wednesday)
Admission: 520 yen
There are many accommodations in Yamaguchi City mainly in the Yudaonsen area. Please stay and make your trip memorable.