Atami City, Shizuoka Prefecture is located in the easternmost part of Shizuoka Prefecture, approximately 40 minutes from central Tokyo. Such Atami city is famous as a hot spring town that can be easily accessed from Tokyo, and it is a popular tourist destination that hot springs lovers from all over the country visit as well as those in Kanto region.
“Ieyasu no Yu” (Foot Bath) is such a footbath in front of Atami Station. It is a natural hot spring, and many people always enjoy footbath because of the good access in front of the station. It is said that Tokugawa Ieyasu (the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate) likes the effects of the hot spring in Atami, and has visited several times, and in commemoration of the 400th year since the visit of Ieyasu Tokugawa, in 2004, “Ieyasu no Yu “Was installed.
If it is footbath in the station square that you can feel free to drop in, you will be anxious about whether there is no problem in terms of hygiene, but all hot water is pulled out after 16:00 and cleaned up every morning.
If you warm your feet slowly with a footbath of about 41 degrees, your body will warm up. It is a hot spring that you can enjoy it immediately after arriving at Atami Station. The floor of the tub is filled with pebbles that stimulate the soles, and you can enjoy walking baths.
For those who do not have a towel, a logo original towel is sold for 1 JPY 100 on the vending machine.
Tokugawa Ieyasu seems to have taken the “Ohyu Onsen Hot Springs” in Atami to Edo. A natural hot spring is supplied to the artificial intermittent spring and footbath that blow up for about 1 minute every 4 minutes, imitating the “Ohyu” that this Tokugawa Ieyasu loved very much. The geyser is a mechanism that hot water blows up in the center of the rock mountain, 5 meters high and 6 meters wide, where the lava of Mt. Fuji is piled up. Some tourists throw in coins like Rome’s Trevi Fountain. Footbath is covered with a wooden bench that can seat over 10 people, and it is OK on rainy days.
If you are visiting Atami, please visit it.
You can feel free to enter the footbath during the waiting time until train or bus departure
One of Izu’s entrance, Atami in Shizuoka Prefecture. There are many sightseeing spots including hot springs resort where many people visit throughout the year. The free Foot Bath facility “Ieyasu no Yu” is located in the open space between JR Atami Station, the entrance to Atami and the building on the other side. Since it is on the left side as soon as leaving the station, it is a convenient spot that you can feel free to enter the footbath during the waiting time until train or bus departure.
“400 year commemoration project for Tokugawa Ieyasu visit”
The current “Ieyasu no Yu” was renewed in Atami city in December 2014. Atami Onsen Association was designed and enforced the previous footbath in 2003 as a “400 year commemoration project for Tokugawa Ieyasu visit.” For that reason, this footbath is said to be familiar to “Ieyasu no Yu”.
At the moment you put your feet, you may feel a little hot
The temperature of the source is 74.2 degrees Celsius, water is added for temperature control, but basically it has been “Gensen Kakenagashi” (water comes directly from the hot spring source) style. The temperature of the hot water is around 42.0 degrees Celsius. At the moment you put your feet, you may feel a little hot. But as you put your feet in it, you may feel comfortable.
Preventing chill after bath
Spring quality is sodium, calcium, etc. chloride hot spring. It has a high effect of warming the body, improves blood flow, and also has the effect of relaxing the muscles. Chloride hot spring is said to be “hot water warming the body”, it is effective for improving coldness. Please heat the cold feet sufficiently with this hot water. Because it is preventing chill after bath, you will be able to feel the heat of your body even after coming out of hot water.
It is easy to enter the foot bath
Everyone can use “Ieyasu no Yu” for free. In such cases, it is often necessary to bring towels etc, but “Ieyasu no Yu” has a towel vending machines right next to it, which is convenient. In this case, there is no problem even if you do not have a towel. It is easy to enter the foot bath.
Information(Access, Price/Charge, Tel, Address, Official site, etc.)
|Name:||Ieyasu no Yu (Foot Bath)|
|Address:||Taharahoncho 9 Atami, Shizuoka 413-0011 Japan|
|Access:||JR Tokaido-honsen Line “Atami-eki Station” (immediately in front of the station)|
|Tel:||(+81) 557-86-6211 (Atami Municipal Office Park and Green Division)|