There is a nature area where you can enjoy waterfalls, hot springs and the coast of Yakushima, where 90% of the 500 square kilometers are forests. That is the “Hirauchi and Kuryu District”. Let’s enjoy the nature of the southern country on the world heritage island, Yakushima.
The “Hirauchi and Kuryu districts” are located in the southern part of the island, and the sea is soft and you can enjoy the resort feeling in the transparent sea such as the underwater hot spring and tide pool. In the huge orchard, you can see plants, sample fruits, and enjoy tropical fruits. Experience an extraordinary moment while being blown by the south wind.
When you go to Yakushima, Jomon cedar is good, but why not try sightseeing in the sea, waterfalls, and hot springs?
“Yudomari Hot Springs” in the village of Yudomari, further west of Hirauchi. There is a rock tub in front of the sea, so you can enter slowly while looking at the sea. Yudomari Hot Springs is open 24 hours a day without being affected by the tides, so busy travelers can enter at their own time.
The men’s and women’s baths are separated by small partitions and there is a small bathtub with hot water. “Yudomari Onsen” is not only a bathing suit, but bathing with a towel or cloth is not possible, so be careful when entering a bathtub.
It is about a 5-minute walk from the Yudomari bus stop. The water is clear, colorless and transparent, and the spring quality is a simple alkaline hot spring. The source is lukewarm water at about 38 degrees. Both men and women have an open atmosphere overlooking the ocean.
If you walk further from the main tub, you will see a small rocky bath called “Saki no Yu” that fills up when 4 to 5 people enter. Only here, you can wear a swimsuit. It is recommended that women, men and women, and families who enter the main bathtub enter a swimsuit to enter here.
Bathing fee is ¥ 100 for adults. There are changing rooms and toilets in the parking lot, but there is no dressing room near the bathtub. It is recommended to enter the warm season from spring to autumn.
There is also a footbath nearby, where you can take a bath while enjoying the spectacular view, and some people can relax while reading a book. Although the smell of sulfur is strong, it feels full of openness. In the evening, bathing with a view of the starry sky is an unforgettable moment.
In Yaku Islands famous for the Jomon-sugi (Jomon Cedar Tree), in fact, many hot springs exist. Since especially a southern part has good public transport, it is proud of high popularity, such as being included in sightseeing tour. The shore hot spring in the Yudomari village, the Yudomari hot spring are one, too.
The Yudomari hot spring is located in the place where it got down to the seashore from Yudomari colony. It is in the place from which it got down to the seashore from the bus passage, and there are a colony and a big tree of a banyan on the way, and can walk while enjoying it.
The shore becomes into an inlet form for pillow lava, and the wave is not strong as expected. Since there is a box which pays the charge of bathing (small tokens of appreciation) to an entrance, let’s put in by all means. A teahouse and a toilet are in front of the hot spring. That recommendation of the local person is to bathe while seeing the star of the night sky. There are three mixed bathing open-air baths and footbaths.
Since there is no changing facilities, their clothes will be changed in a toilet or behind rock. However, the splendid scenery spreading in front, you can endure the some incommodiousness. You can enjoy the transparency of the sea only in Yakushima. Hot water of the hot spring is drawn from the close-by source. There is screen in the middle of the bathtub, and, seeing from an entrance, there is an unspoken rule which the right seems for a man and the left for a woman. Since it is a little high from a water’s edge, it is not influenced by ebb tide, and it can be used for 24 hours.
The bathtub of stone-finishing is shallow and water temperature is a little tepid. Since there is no stimulus to the skin of hot water, it is likely to be able to enter even how many hours. The scene of the impending seashore is wonderful.
The open-air bath which is in the sea side about 30 more meters is a common name “Saki no Yu.” Because “Saki no Yu” sinks into the sea at the time of a high tide, you should check it beforehand.
|Name:||Yudomari Onsen (Hot Springs)|
|Address:||Yudomari 1714-28 Kumagegun Yakushimacho, Kagoshima 891-4407 Japan|
|Access:||Yakushima Airport (45 minutes by car)|
Please refer the official web page.