Travel Yamaguchi

Tawarayama Onsen

This onsen inspires a true feeling of getting away, with the retro feel of its streets. Evenings are perfect for taking the perfect photo.

Known for the hydrogen waters of its natural hot springs, Tawarayama Onsen was discovered over 110 years ago in 916 (during the Heian Period), and prospered under the direct administration of the Choshu Domain during the Edo Period (1603-1868). The inns of Tawarayama Onsen continue the once common tradition of baths being located outside, rather than inside their respective inns. We recommend this town for its onsen and retro look of its streets. Onsen baths can be found in two locations(*), and the town includes a number of interesting points, like the town's natural spring water, which is offered for sale, natural foot baths, and pet baths. The retro look of the streets here make for good photos as well, and camera-lovers will especially itch to snap photos here in the evening, or on foggy winter mornings. *"Machi-no-yu," which uses water from Tawarayama Onsen's origin point, the "Machi-no-Yu Wellspring;" and the "Shiro-zaru-no-yu," which uses the "Kawa-no-Yu Wellspring." Both have alkaline simple hot spring water (hypotonic onsen water), with a PH of 9.9
Access from Otani Sanso Approx. 20 minutes by car
Address 5113 Tawarayama, Nagato City, Yamaguchi Prefecture 759-4211
Price/s Machi-no-Yu
Ordinary Use: Adults 430 yen, Elementary School Children 170 yen, Young Children 100 yen
Shared Bath (Reservations are required): Under 3 adults 2,600 yen
620 yen per each additional person
Business/Opening Hours Machi-no-Yu: 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Shared Bath: 8:00 am. - 9:00 p.m.
Lounge: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Website Tawarayama Onsen Website別ウィンドウ