RYOKANS providing rooms with private open-air baths
Book Kirishima Hotel in Kirishima Onsen (Kagoshima) – The exceptionally spacious public bath with many different bathing areas, large and small, is overwhelming. Centennial cedar trees spread over the Hundred Years Cedar Garden next to the hotel, where you can enjoy woods bathing while talking a stroll along the walking trails. The garden is illuminated at night, creating a fantastic atmosphere. This hotel offers you an economical yet funny and special onsen ryokan experience.
Access: It is accessible from the Kagoshima Airport by taking a 40-min bus ride.
“No. 1” ryokan
The Sulfur Valley Garden Large Public Bath is one of the most expansive hot spring baths in Japan, and boasts 14 spring sources and a great volume of natural onsen water which pours forth from the grand bath. There are four types of spring qualities – sulfur, alum, sodium and iron – and each has different medicinal benefits. The big bath has men-only, women-only and unisex areas. With the steamy white-coloured spring water, you don’t have to care about others’ eyes even in the unisex area, where many families and couples enjoy nude bathing together.
Spring quality/qualities (Please refer to this page for the health merits)
Sulfur springs, alum springs, iron springs and chloride springs
Tourist spots nearby
Ebino Kogen Highlands, Kirishima Jingu Shrine, Sakurajima Island
Number of rooms
*From 19:30 to 22:00, the mixed open-air baths are for ladies only.