After enjoying a long day in the saddle, what could be better than a dip in a hot spring to soak away your fatigue?! Lie back and relax as you reminisce about your day’s ride in Okayama, and recharge your batteries for the next day’s adventures!
Tamanoyu is a hot spring facility for day visitors, featuring a variety of baths, including an open-air bath with breathtaking views over the Seto Inland Sea. The natural hot spring water is pumped up from 1,027 m below ground and is slightly alkaline and also contains traces of radon, which is unusual in Japanese hot springs.
In addition to the bathing facilities, which are available for day use, there is also overnight accommodation here and the bathtub is distinctive for being made of Yakage stone. Why not soak your aches away in a yuzu citrus bath during winter months? Facing onto the main road in the town, the Italian restaurant “ Taverna 44” is also close by.
Yubara Onsen is famous for its mixed rotenburo (outdoor bath) Sunayu. Free to enter and open 24 hours a day, this bath is at the foot of the Yubara Dam surrounded by nature in all its glory. In the nationwide rankings for rotenburo, Sunayu was selected as the grand champion for western Japan. Situated on the banks of the river, it is an ideal place for a soak.
With a high sulfur content, this onsen hot spring is famous even beyond Okayama for its healing and beautifying properties including easing neuralgia, and joint and muscle pain as well as improving sensitivity to cold and relieving fatigue.
The waters of Yunogo have been famed since ancient times for their miraculous healing properties and the town has been adored as a health resort for many years. Among the three springs in Mimasaka City, Yunogo is the only chloride spring, with just a slight saltiness and light sulfurous odor. A free foot spa in the center of town is popular with tourists.
This hot spring lies at the highest elevation in Okayama. From the open-air bath that is made of local cypress wood, you can lie back and enjoy the ever-changing panoramic views of 1,000-meter-high mountains clad in deep green. The spring water is a simple alkaline spring. Another popular option is the indoor herbal bath that uses leaves and herbs gathered from the nearby mountains and which changes weekly. The hot spring uses environmentally friendly natural energy (solar heat).
This hotel caters specially for cyclists and you can check in without getting off your bike! You will find a wide range of services for cyclists, including a natural outdoor hot spring and space for bicycles in guest rooms.
The hot spring here contains sulfur compounds and is famous for its beautifying properties, leaving skin smooth and supple. Day guests are also welcome. Why not stop by for a warming soak leaving your skin radiant?
This natural radon hot spring leaves bathers with moist skin and the radon enhances the body-warming effects of the water. Panoramic views of the Hiruzen Three Peaks and the rolling hills of the surrounding farms and ranches can be enjoyed from the large indoor bath in the main building. Both overnight guests and day visitors are welcome.
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