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Hama-no-yu (Motomachi Hama Hot Spring)

A mixed-gender onsen on an island — just a few hours from Tokyo.

Technically a part of Tokyo, Oshima, which is part of the Izu Island chain, is a complete change in scenery with its emerald green foliage and beautiful beaches.

Izu Islands

Within this small island there is Hama-no-yu Onsen, arguably the most famous hot spring, or onsen, on the island of Izu Oshima. Visited by tourists and residents of the island alike, this outdoor mix-gendered onsen offers a view unlike many. Situated on the coast, the scenic hot sprig provides visitors with a panorama of the crystal clear Pacific and the island’s breathtaking active volcano Mount Mihara. It is this same volcano that continues to heat this hot spring.

It is not surprising that evening is the busiest time to visit this onsen. With a spectacular view of the golden sun sinking into the ocean, painting it radiant colors, it is highly recommended to catch this one-of-a-kind sight.

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Though this onsen allows men and women to bath together, visitors are required to wear bathing suits. This creates a comfortable environment for families and mix-gendered groups to enjoy the tranquil land and seascapes. Separate showering facilities are available for men and women as well.

Before you go

Though soap is provided, shampoo is not available so bringing your own toiletries is advised. In the unfortunate event that your forget your own bathing suit, it is possible to rent a bathing suit from the establishment so you won’t miss out on this experience.

With lots to do and see on this mysterious island, a nice relaxing soak will hit the spot.

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Trivia

Izu Islands

Everything "Izu" alright in this paradise accessible from Tokyo.

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Things To Know

Fees

Price is ¥300 for adults and ¥150 for children.

Hours

This onsen is in operation from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. (from 11 a.m. in July and August)

How To Get There

Address

Kanasa-224 Motomachi, Ōshima-machi, Tōkyō-to 100-0101, Japan

By train

 

 

By boat

Take a 105-minute high-speed ferry from Takeshiba Port in Tokyo to Izu Oshima Island. From there, it is a 4-minute walk from Motomachi Port.

Where To Stay

Den House
  • Motomachi 4-19-4 Oshima-Machi, Tokyo 100-0101
  • 9.1/10
  • 0.5 km
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Book Tea Bed -IZUOSHIMA-
  • 2-3-4 Oshima-Machi, Tokyo 100-0101
  • 8.8/10
  • 0.6 km
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Mashio Hotel & Resort
  • Motomachi Obora 492-1 Oshima-Machi, Tokyo 100-0101
  • 9.2/10
  • 1.6 km
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Marine Plaza Y's Dream
  • Motomachi Akahage 92-4 Oshima-Machi, Tokyo 100-0101
  • 6.7/10
  • 1.9 km
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