This is a medium-sized onsen bathhouse. The feature I liked about this onsen is the shoulder massagers. You stand under two jets of water coming from above you. The water hits your shoulders, massaging them & you feel wonderful afterwards! I could stand there for hours, but unfortunately I couldn`t do that. Ha ha!
This onsen is one of the smaller ones, but besides the bath there is a heated mist sauna where the onsen water is sprayed down from above. It is glassed on one side where you get a view of the small Japanese garden.
This onsen is also famous for LOVE. It has been said that people come here to see if they can find a love match! So for you single people out there, this may be the place for you to find your true love!
This is the largest & newest onsen in Kinosaki. It boasts a penguin sauna, a steam room, outdoor baths on the roof of the building (enclosed!), a water shoulder massage area, & regular baths. Outdoor, on the street level, (free of charge) is a foot bath from the natural hot spring water. Excellent during the winter time when you need to warm your tired toes.
If you don`t go to any other onsen in Kinosaki, this is the one to go to! There are alot of baths you can try here-variety. The other onsens are much smaller with only one or two large bath areas. This one definitely beats the others in uniqueness.
This classically designed onsen was renovated in 1999. What`s so special about this onsen is their outdoor cave bath. Very relaxing & soothing, esp in the winter time. They have an indoor bath that includes a back massage bath area.
This is one of the bigger onsens in Kinosaki. I found the upkeep to be good & clean. I saw cleaning ladies going in & out of the bath area checking things. Good sign.