An open-air bath with a superb view at the bottom of the valley
The Iya River flowing from Mount Tsurugi sharply cuts through the Shikoku Mountains, and the magnificent natural beauty of the Iya Valley in Tokushima Prefecture is beautiful. It is a sightseeing spot where you can relax and enjoy delicious air and high-quality hot springs in the nature of the valley.
An open-air bath that can be called a secret hot spring as you descend by a cable car through the superb view. Local cuisine with ingredients unique to the valley, such as river fish and wild plants. Landscape with a hearth of an inn in the mountains. All are good, old-fashioned Japanese hospitality that can only be enjoyed at “Hotel Iya Onsen Hotspring. Listening to the babbling and feeling the refreshing breeze flowing over the river, holidays in unexplored areas are very interesting. Please visit Iya Onsen in Oboke.
Iya Onsen Hotspring is a hot spring inn in the Iya Valley in Tokushima Prefecture, one of the three great unexplored areas in Japan. This is a ryokan that has been certified by the “Preserve Secluded Hotspring Association”, which has the best source in the Shikoku region. “Japanese Style Inn Hotel Iya Onsen,” which stands in the middle of nature, is a rare source flowing from Iya Onsen. In addition to guest rooms, there are a variety of guest rooms as well as superb view rooms with open-air baths.
At “Japanese Style Yado Hotel Iya Onsen”, you can enjoy an open-air bath with a superb view at the bottom of the valley. About 170 meters by cable car and about 5 minutes to the open-air bath is a large panorama of the cliffs. You can enjoy an open-air bath with a cloudy source flowing over the Iya River.
The hotel has a large open-air bath that can be used around the clock, and a private open-air bath. It is also a recommended hotel where you can enjoy fresh potatoes, thick shiitake mushrooms, wild vegetables, river fish, etc., bred in the wilderness of Iya.
Introducing access to Oboke “Hotel Iya Onsen Hotspring”. If you take a train from Osaka, go to Okayama Station on the Japan Railway Sanyo Shinkansen. From Okayama Station, take the Japan Railway Seto Ohashi Line to Utazu Station. From Utazu Station, take the Japan Railway Dosan Line to Oboke Station. The destination is about 30 minutes by car from Oboke Station. Guests of the “Hotel Iya Onsen Hotspring” can make a free transfer if they make a reservation. The express bus is convenient because there are direct bus services from Osaka and Kobe to the Awa-Ikeda bus terminal.
Charms and Highlights of Hotel Iya Onsen Hotspring
Smell of sulfur gently
“Ooboke Iya-Onsen Hot Spring Area” in Tokushima Prefecture is a place called “One of the three mysterious lands of Japan” alongside Shirakawa-go area of Gifu and Shiiba village of Miyazaki. The roads pass so as to cling to the valley of the cliff. “Hotel Iya Onsen” looks like it floats in the air in the deep Iya valley where the mountain stream can not be seen. From the room of the hotel, it makes you feel like you am looking at the scenery from the sky.
One of the reasons why this hotel is loved from all over the world is this hot spring. First of all, it is fun to get to the hot spring. It goes down to the place just under the ravine riding on a dedicated cable car from the inn. This is quite exciting. While enjoying the scenery of the unexplored area, the cable car slowly descends to the valley floor. You can arrive at the outdoor bath in about 10 minutes.
Further impression is that “hot spring” is very mysterious. You can taste the feeling of mildness at the moment you step in hot water. It will be amazed by the feeling like an essence. Scent of sulfur drifting softly. This hot spring is a lukewarm water with a source temperature of 38.0 degrees and slightly warmer than body temperature. This is kind of gentle to the body and will be healed. Spring quality is simple sulfur hot spring, alkaline with pH 9.1. The sulfur component is a mixture of ion type and gas type, total sulfur quantity is 4.1 milligrams. If it is 2 mg / kg or more, it is a numerical value recognized as a medical fountain with a fountain quality name of sulfur spring. It promotes the blood circulation promotion of sulfur, and it gets warmer even with lukewarm water.
One and only hot spring hotel
“Iya Onsen” located in Miyoshi-shi, Tokushima is the hot spring which is famous as one of the Japan’s three biggest unexplored hot spring with Niseko Yakushi Onsen of Hokkaido, Yachi Onsen of Aomori. It is called unexplored hot springs and it is not so easy to go. However, there is one and only hot spring hotel which is worth going specially.
Mountain path is gone up intently
The Iya Onsen is in the place for about 30 minutes by car from nearby the Ohboke station. The Iya Onsen has a free transportation service from the station to the hotel for their guests. From a station, a mountain path is gone up intently. Although it comes out to the area where a hotel and a residence spread on the way, the destination is still the point.
Need to ride on the cable car and to go into the bottom of the valley
In fact, there is no open-air bath, which you expect, inside a hall. You need to ride on the cable car and to go into the bottom of the valley under about 170 meters from the hotel.
The inclination of the cable car is 42 degrees. The unparalleled view from a big window heaps up expectation.
Relieve the tiring heart
The outdoor bath of the luxurious view which was made to protrude to the Iya Valley. The voice of a bird or an insect and the little stream of a river relieve the tiring heart. The wind blowing through the ravine touches to the skin burning with fever gently.
Let’s enjoy hot spring relaxedly
Day-use bathing can also be performed till 18:00. The hotel guest can enjoy an outdoor bath until 21:00 (as for the winter season 19:00). Let’s enjoy hot spring relaxedly while looking at a shadow of shaking trees and starlit sky.
Information(Access, Price/Charge, Tel, Address, Official site, etc.)
|Hotel Iya Onsen (Hot Spring)
|Ikedachomatsuo(iyaonsen、matsumoto367-28) Miyoshi, Tokushima 778-0165 Japan
|JR Dosan-sen Line “Ohboke-eki Station” (30 minutes by car)
|“Accomodation reservations” or “Day-use reservations” are available.
Please refer to official site