Shimabara Onsen is a hot spring that is easy to access for anyone and has a deep history.
There are many day-trip hot springs that are loved not only by tourists but also by Jimoti.
This time we will introduce 6 day trip hot springs in Shimabara City!
|name||business hours||Bathing fee (adult)||parking||open-air bath||If I were to express my charm in one word…|
Cleaning hours 11:00-12:00 Men’s bath (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) Women’s bath (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday)
|1,000yen||Available||○||More like an amusement park than a hot spring|
(Last reception 22:00)
|500yen||Available||○||I like carbonated springs!|
|Ryokan(inn): ue no yu||Irregular holidays|
*It seems that the hot water will not be reheated, so it is recommended to use it during the day.
|550yen||Available||×||Shimabara’s back parlor~|
|Public bath: Yutorogi no yu||10:00〜21:00 (Reception until 20:30)|
*Closed on Wednesdays
*2 hours free
|×||I wonder what today is? Daily hot water|
|Ryokan(inn): Kaibousou||10:00〜20:00||600yen||Available||×||100% natural hot spring flowing directly from the source|
|Public bath: Bijin no Yu||10:00〜21:00|
*Closed on Tuesdays
|530yen||Available||×||“Beauty bath” that makes your skin moist and smooth|
*Information is as of January 2023
Characteristics of Shimabara Onsen
First, I will introduce the characteristics of Shimabara Onsen 😌
Shimabara Onsen’s spring quality is hydrogen carbonate spring.
Hydrogen carbonate springs are also called “beauty baths” because they remove unnecessary dead skin and dirt from the skin’s pores. It is said to be effective against cuts, peripheral circulation disorders, sensitivity to cold, and dry skin.
History & rare “hot water supply method”
Shimabara Onsen began in earnest in 1967.
We have adopted a “centralized management method,” which is rare in the country for city projects. The heated hot water is supplied to inns, hotels, businesses, etc. using hot spring water pipes buried underground in the city.
Now, let’s introduce some day trip hot springs in Shimabara City.
First up is the day trip hot spring at Hotel Nanpurou. You can relax in the hot springs while enjoying the ocean view of the Ariake Sea.
Nanpurou’s day trip hot spring is popular not only with tourists but also with locals. *Hotel guests may be given priority during busy periods on Saturdays and Sundays.
The bathing fee is 1,000 yen, which is relatively expensive, but once you step inside, you’ll understand why.
I no longer think of the day-trip hot springs at Nanpurou as “an amusement park, not a hot spring.”
The sauna is especially impressive. Personally, I am grateful that there is a steam sauna, which is rare in the city.
Hotel Seaside Shimabara
Next up is a day trip hot spring at the hotel. This is a day trip hot spring in Seaside Shimabara.
Personally, I like Shimabara Onsen the best✨
For day trip hot springs in Seaside Shimabara, you can choose from two options: 👇. The bathing fee is 500 yen for both.
Hot spring treatment (1st floor)
Large observation bath (6th floor of new building)
To summarize the merits of each,
Hot spring treatment area: If you want to sit on a chair and take a bath in the open air, this is recommended.
Large public bath with a view：If you want an ocean view, this is recommended.
That’s how it feels.
There is also a sauna in the observation bath, but there are no chairs for outdoor bathing. Also, this is completely a personal preference, but it’s also good that there are no TVs in the saunas of hot springs. Because you can concentrate on the sauna.
Both have high concentration carbonated hot springs, but I feel that the hot springs leave more bubbles on the skin (゜-゜)
In any case, it is a hot spring that is irresistible for carbonated spring lovers 👍
Hot spring above the ryokan, Niiyama Onsen
The next hot spring I would like to introduce is Niiyama Onsen, which is located in the ryokan Kamiyu.
Also known as “Shimabara’s Okuzashiki”.
This is a healing hot spring located a little closer to the Yamate side of the city (at the foot of Mt. Bizan).
It is not flashy compared to other day trip hot springs. However, it is a hidden popular day-trip hot spring that is effective against atopic dermatitis, women’s diseases, skin diseases, sensitivity to cold, stiff shoulders, gastrointestinal diseases, neuralgia, rheumatism, etc.
Yutorogi no Yu
Next up is Yutorogi-no-Yu, a day-trip hot spring located near the “Carp Swimming Town”, a sightseeing spot in Shimabara.
Yutorogi no Yu = THE public hot spring atmosphere.
It’s a bit disappointing that there is no open-air bath, but you can enjoy daily special hot springs such as medicinal baths.
Furthermore, there is a footbath in the parking lot for free! It’s a place where you can stop by while walking around town.
Next is the day trip hot spring at Ryokan Kaibosou. This inn is located near Shimabara Outer Port.
A day trip hot spring where you can take a bath while looking out at the ocean. Unfortunately, there was no open-air bath.
The biggest feature is that it is the only 100% natural hot spring in Shimabara.
The bathtub in the large public bath is quite deep, so you can warm up from below your neck.
Bijin no yu（Beauty bath）
The top prize is Ariake Onsen’s “Bijin no Yu.”
※”Bijin no Yu.” means Beauty bath.
The quality of the hot springs is a simple hot spring that flows continuously. It’s slightly alkaline water has a “skin-beautifying effect” by removing dead skin cells, which is why it’s called Bijin no Yu.
There is no open-air bath.
There is a training room attached, so you can relax in the hot spring after working up a sweat.
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