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Hirauchi Kaichu Onsen

Hirauchi,, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho 891-4406, Kagoshima Prefecture
+81 997-46-3221
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One of two famous seaside onsen in Yakushima

Yudomari and Hirauchi Kaichu are two popular seaside outdoor onsen in Yakushima. It is said... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
JH L
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Seoul, South Korea
Best onsen in Kyushu

Just to clarify a few errors in other comments, NO BATHING SUITS! 100 yen is asked for from the... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2018
ljoekelsoey4
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“bathing suits” (2 reviews)
“low tide” (5 reviews)
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Hirauchi,, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho 891-4406, Kagoshima Prefecture
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+81 997-46-3221
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"naked"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yudomari and Hirauchi Kaichu are two popular seaside outdoor onsen in Yakushima. It is said Hirauchi is available during low tide. But, I have found people who stayed during the night here. There are several tubs. One of them had hermit crabs and little fishes....More

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Reviewed 29 January 2018

Just to clarify a few errors in other comments, NO BATHING SUITS! 100 yen is asked for from the local community that administer the baths, keeping it clean, etc, which is cheaper than any other proper onsen you will ever get in Japan. I'm not...More

Thank ljoekelsoey4
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

It is administrated by the local community and will be charged 100 yen for maintenance fee voluntarily. However it is not good for ladies to enter the area because naked men are bathing around. They say no good with bathing suites but bathing manner is...More

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Reviewed 22 April 2017

One of best Onsens experience I had. The view is great. Be aware that in this Onsen it is forbidden to bath naked. After 5 PM a lot of people coming to the hot spring so if you manage just go as soon as low...More

Thank Alice S
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

This natural Onsen is amazing. Only accessible at low tide, you basically sit on the beach in the middle of nature. Be prepared to mingle with the locals. There is no building nearby. Nature pure.

Thank Nils V
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Reviewed 3 July 2016

This is the best hot spring I have been to so far. It is right by the sea and the day we went, the sea was rough, which made it more interesting. You can only take a bath when the tide is low. The temperature...More

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Reviewed 24 November 2015 via mobile

This is must have experience visiting yakushima! The place is a bit harder to find than I expected, given that it's so famous in yakushima. But it your are traveling from the Oko-no-taki waterfall and back, It will be easy to miss the bus stop....More

1  Thank Carolyn C
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Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

Just had bath on natural onsen on the rock shore, watching ocean and under heavy rain. Funny thing was there were couple of men, totally au naturel and you were not allowed to keep your swimming suit on!!! It's very unique experience. Water is rich...More

Thank Elgina T
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Reviewed 16 November 2014

Temperature is sweating warm. We stayed adjacent minsuku. Japanese food served at the minsuku is deliceous. Taking bath before and after hiking was fantastic. You need to donate 100 yen. Need a big towel.

1  Thank jhchang
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Reviewed 24 September 2014

This bath is a rare treat and certain to delight all onsen gourmands. Bathers can take in a wonderful view of the rocky ocean coast while enjoying the onsen's warm waters. It is a very fun and memorable destination that is worth planning your day...More

1  Thank Andrew1234
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YenlengMY
22 September 2016|
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Response from Pengapa | Reviewed this property |
Not sure what you mean by the washing area. There are a few bath tubs and people were just washing themselves using the hot water from the bath tubs. It is quite exposed (and tourists come and take photos) but don't be shy.
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