Hotel Iyaonsen

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STORY
Iyaonsen

The Origin of Iyaonsen

Furonotani

Long ago, the Heike Clan battled and lost to the Minamoto Clan,
and they are said to have escaped to Iya.

The surroundings in Iya, with its steep mountains,
has a holy atmosphere that has caused the area
to be known as the "Tibet of Japan".

The Iya Valley has always had hot spring water.
When the Heike Clan came,
they are said to have used the baths for health purposes.
There used to be hot spring water coming to the surface
in many places along the Iya Valley, and even now,
the name "Furonotani" (the valley of the bath) remains today in regional place names.

Hot Spring Type

Beautiful Skin

The water has a slippery, soft quality.
This texture is a characteristic of alkaline hot spring water.
This type of water helps soften outer skin layers and gently washes away dead skin cells.

The hot spring water is gentle on skin because it is an alkaline water with a good balance of minerals.
It helps to improve the skin's natural healing abilities, promoting beauty from the inside out.

Hot Spring Type Simple alkaline sulphur hot spring
Composition Contains sulphur as well as potassium, chlorine, calcium, carbonate, and more.
Effects Effective in aleviating nerve pain, rheumatism, external wounds, and women's health issues. Promotes beauty and recovery from fatigue.
Drinkable? No.

Be in nature, and experience
free-flowing hot spring water
straight from the source.

The hot spring water at our hotel is free-flowing straight
from the source for our guests to enjoy, which is rare for Shikoku.
The volume of hot water is such that we can keep it flowing freely.

The white mineral deposits floating in the bath make the water cloudy,
but this is proof that the water is coming straight from the source.

The open-air bath juts out over the river,
where bathers can enjoy soaking with the murmer of the flowing river water as background music.
Enjoy a pleasant moment as your body is enveloped in tiny bubbles
from the champagne-like spring water.

Descend to the open-air baths
by cable car

A cable car will take guests to the open-air bath at the bottom of the valley.
The degree of the incline is 42 degress and
it takes about five minutes to descend the 170 meters.
Along the way one can enjoy a panoramic view of the valley.

The open-air baths, one for men and one for women,
have been constructed as to protrude along the the Iya river.
They flow with an abundance of hot spring water.
Enjoy a luxurious moment in one of Japan's most remote areas,
viewed from the cable car.

Open-Air Baths

Keikoku-no-yu

Keikoku-no-yu

The chirping of little birds echoes from the depths of the forest, and the glossy green and jade of the river's surface gently soothes your senses.

Seseragi-no-yu

Seseragi-no-yu

Entrust yourbody to the clear spring water for a moment of bliss.
Soft light plays on the water's gently wavering surface.

Open-air bath "Seseragi-no-yu" and "Keikoku-no-yu"
will be altered for men and women every day.

Until recently, Seseragi-no-yu was exclusively for women and Keikoku-no-yu was for exclusively for men.
Starting from July 29, 2016,
the Seseragi-no-yu and Keikoku-no-yu baths alternate for men and women every day.
Overnight guests can enjoy different views in the morning and the evening
due to this bath switching system.

*Day-use guests will only have the opportunity to try one bath. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

Information /
Opening Hours:

Hotel guests / 7am - 9pm  *Closes at 7pm in winter (January 4 to end of February)

Day use / 7:30am - 6pm  *Last entry is 5pm

Entry fee:

Includes cable car ticket, open-air bath, and indoor bath.

Hotel guests / Free

Day use / Adults: 1,700 yen Children: 900 yen

Reservation Only
Open-Air Bath

Yamagiri-no-yu

Yamagiri-no-yu

Beside the open-air bath for men and women, there is a private open-air bath that can be reserved for a fee.
Here, guests can relax even more knowing that they will not be disturbed.

Information /
Time period:

60 minutes

Fee:

Ask at the front (0883-75-2311)

Madoromi no Hotori Terrace

Madoromi no Hotori Terrace

After enjoying the open-air bath, guests are welcome to lounge here on the bank of the Iya River.
Spend a relaxing moment listening to the wind in the trees and the flowing river water.

Large Bath

Indoor Panorama Bath

Indoor Panorama Bath

The large bath is open 24 hours a day except for 1 hour between 10:30 AM and 11:30 AM when it is closed for cleaning.
One for men and one for women.

Information /
Opening Hours:

11:30am - 10:30am the following day

Fee:

Adults: 600 yen Children: 300 yen

Bathing Manners

  • Bathing Manners

    No photography.

  • Bathing Manners

    Don't swim or run in the bath.

  • Bathing Manners

    As a general rule,
    people with tattoos are not
    allowed in the bath.

  • Bathing Manners

    Don't put towels in the bath.

  • Bathing Manners

    Don't enter the bath wearing
    a bathing suit.

  • Bathing Manners

    Avoid bathing directly
    after eating or drinking.

  • Bathing Manners

    Tie up long hair
    so it doesn't trail in the bath.

  • Bathing Manners

    Dry your body
    before entering the changing room.

  • Bathing Manners

    Pour water over your body
    before entering the bath.