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Yunomine Onsen

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This is a wonderful spot to visit - of course the ancient bathhouse and the boiling spring to cook... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2015
Fantastic and quaint onsen town

Yunomine onsen is one of the oldest in Japan and is located in a narrow valley and accessed by the... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2015
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 23 April 2015

This is a wonderful spot to visit - of course the ancient bathhouse and the boiling spring to cook eggs are important, but I love to walk from here, up past the shrine and over the hill into Hongu. Takes about 1 - 2 hours...More

Date of experience: April 2015
2  Thank tav_mind
Reviewed 29 March 2015

Yunomine onsen is one of the oldest in Japan and is located in a narrow valley and accessed by the Kumano Kodo trail. It's a very small and friendly town unspoilt by commercialism. There is an onsen for cooking eggs and vegetables next to the...More

Date of experience: March 2015
2  Thank razzy38
Reviewed 11 November 2014

We didn't use the onsen, because we didn't have time to wait for the tsuboyu hut after hiking. But it's neat to look at, and we investigated the small pool where people were boiling their eggs in natural water. Everything smells heavily of sulfur, and...More

Date of experience: October 2014
2  Thank zuzanc2014
Reviewed 9 April 2013

A very charming onsen town with a few public baths. Tsuboyu onsen is the only UNESCO world heritage onsen, and it sits in a tiny hut in the middle of the river! You have to see it to believe it. All very rustic; you buy...More

Date of experience: April 2013
5  Thank greenflubber
Reviewed 30 December 2012

Small, quaint, historical town with the only UNESCO-listed onsen. You should definitely pay a visit here!

Date of experience: January 2012
1  Thank Saldesalsal
Reviewed 10 August 2012

Sure, it's a UNESCO onsen, and a bit charming, but taking a dip here isn't the same when it's 33 Celsius outside. We had the Tsuboyu for half an hour - the first 15 minutes we had to use to cool the pool down with...More

Date of experience: July 2012
4  Thank stesath
Reviewed 6 May 2012

I don't think the onsens/ryokans here are particularly good - the main attraction is Tsuboyu but its main differentiating point is its historical significance rather than its beauty or healing properties. I've been to the spa towns in Kurokawa (Kyushu) and Hakone (near Tokyo) and...More

Date of experience: April 2012
5  Thank underock
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Chaudya F
29 December 2017|
Response from lolikia | Reviewed this property |
You have to take a bus to Hongu then take another bus to Yunomine Onsen
17 July 2016|
Response from peterkhjanssen | Reviewed this property |
Yes, if you go the small private one ... The one in the world heritage .... Pay though the machine 100yard away in the middle of town and wait for your turn ,30 minutes each time ... The guy next to the ticket machine is... More