perfect after a day at arashiyama!
don't forget to take off your shoes as soon as you enter, present your voucher (if printed it must be in Japanese) they will then take you to the lockers on the right, put your shoes/coats. then when you pass then your pocket key they will pass you towels (best to rent on Klook) and another locker key for the locker at the onsen
ladies do try their makeup remover it's one of the best plus they have a great skincare regime at the powder room area. so read up on onsen etiquette as they are very particular.
at the end after exiting, turn right and use Maps to walk to arashiyama station. about 5 mins walk only
It is a little far off in Arashiyama. So you could actually plan on seeing the bamboo forest while you're at it. Arashiyama is considered a wealthier area according to Kyoto locals. The facilities are excellent as expected. I booked the admission with towel rental to make it easier for ourselves. Shampoo, conditioner and facial wash is provided so you don't need to worry if you want to wash off your makeup at the end of the day. Toner and lotion is also provided (the lotion is water-based and super moisturizing). There is also full bottle samples near the counter in the bath zone area that you can help yourself to (moisturizers, bb creams, etc). Toothbrushes are also provided – the toothpaste is already on the toothbrush so you don't worry when you don't find any toothpaste provided. As expected of a wealthier area, (not sure if they are sponsored or not) the hair dryers are Dyson-branded so if you've never tried their hair dryers, this is a good chance. You can keep your phones in the lockers but you are not allowed to use it in the bath zones for the sake of everyone's privacy. Overall, a very comforting experience.
This onsen is actually pretty out of the way but the advantage of that is you get a less touristy experience! Most of them were locals when we visited and I hardly saw any other tourists around.
Best combined after a day trip to Nara, take the JR line and stop at Shinden station or the Kintetsu line and stop at Okubo station. Both are around 10 minutes walk from the onsen itself.
Fantastic facilities at this Onsen! One could have spent the whole day here. 3 onsen pools with different temperatures and 1 chill pool. Sauna is available too. Staffs are friendly and courteous. One small tip for fellow travelers: Do opt for the towel-inclusive option as 1 set of towels will cost JPY400 which was, by the way, reasonable. But you’ll get a further discount if booked directly from the app.
Value for money deal. First Onsen experience for me and family, hence can't comment if this is the best but good enough for first timer. The lunch was superb, the meal came with few sides dishes including sashimi and hot steam rice with two big salmon slices, mushrooms and soup.staff were helpful and friendly. We also like the journey to find this place. The houses around Uji area looked cozy and are tastefully designed. On our way back using JR, we also stopped at Uji station and Inari station. Uji is famous for its Kyobashi temple (beautiful autumn) and its macha products. You can buy souvenirs from this place. Fushimi Inari shrine is right in front of Inari station. We were there only after dark but the place still look magnificent. Worth the trip to Onsen and nearby places. Definitely value for money.
In fact, this is first time took bath onsen, it is interesting. We are actually like it. Clean.
From the temple, bamboos forest, go around this area and go to onsen before go home. It make my body freshly
In the public pool, but everybody is quite polite and happy, quiet.
I like to use salt to make skin smooth and lotion.
Hopefully next time, we will do it against