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August 8th, 2015! "Gokurakuyu Hikoneten", located in the downtown below Hikone castle, is reopened after renovation!

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Outdoor bath in Gokurakuyu Hikoneten
August of 2015 is coming to the end, but there is important news that I have to tell you before the end. It is about"Gokurakuyu Hikoneten (Paradise Spa in Hikone)", which was loved by local people and tourists coming to Hikone, a famous town for Hikone castle in Hikone city, Shiga prefecture!

"Gokurakuyu Hikoneten" has partly been closed due to the renovation work since May 2015, and on August 8th of 2015, it finally completed the renovation and reopened!

I hope the new "Gokurakuyu Hikoneten" would be loved more by the local people and tourists and attract many people.

This edition features the "Gokurakuyu Hikoneten" which reopened recently.


Contents of the article



1, Recommended points of reopened "Gokurakuyu Hikoneten"!
2, Enjoy "Gokurakuyu Hikoneten" combined with sightseeing in Hikone castle
3, Facility information of "Gokurakuyu Hikoneten"


1, Recommended points of reopened "Gokurakuyu Hikoneten"!



Re-opening of Gokurakuyu Hikoneten

Before the renovation the highlight of "Gokurakuyu Hikoneten" was high concentrated carbonate bath. Now after the renovation the carbonate bath has become almost double bigger than before.

The other recommended renewed points!



【Renewed points in the bath】

●The high concentrated carbonate bath became double bigger!
●New "outdoor pot bath" appeared!
●In popular sauna, "salt sauna" and "steam sauna" added!

【Renovated points in the building】

●Almost 30-jo tatami mats relaxation space and new reclining segment!
●You can read all of 15,000 comic books!
●New homemade Udon noodles! The menu was renewed!

There are many renovated points in the bath and the building. Please come and experience the new facility.


2, Enjoy "Gokurakuyu Hikoneten" combined with sightseeing in Hikone castle



Here I recommend unique way to enjoy "Gokurakuyu Hikoneten" in Hikone town.

Sightseeing of National treasure"Hikone castle" in daytime, and healing "Gokurakuyu Hikoneten" in night time for day visit!



Donjon of Hikone castle
Donjon of Hikone castle

Hikone town of Shiga prefecture is famous for National treasure "Hikone castle", which is also known with relaxing PR character "Hikonyan".
Hikone castle is a sightseeing spot all through the year. In addition to the main building of the castle, visitors can enjoy cherry blossom in Spring and scarlet maple leaves in Autumn, which are very beautiful.

Cherry blossom in Hikone castle
Hikone castle/Cherry blossom in Spring

Hikone castle Illumination of maple trees in Autumn
Hikone castle/Maple trees in Autumn

And you can cruise through water moat of Hikone castle with roofed sightseeing boat. The view of Hikone castle seen from the boat is beautiful and precious scenery which is available only here.

【Information of sightseeing roofed boat】

●Place of embarkment: In front of Genkyuen, Konkicho, Hikone town, Shiga
●Time required: Approx. 50 minutes
●Boat fare: Adult/1,300 yen, Child (school child of younger)/600 yen
●Schedule:

Weekday: 10:00〜15:00/Once in an hour
※Departure time/10:00〜、11:00〜、12:00〜、13:00〜、14:00〜、15:00〜

Weekend and holiday:10:00〜16:00/Once in an hour
※Departure time/10:00〜、11:00〜、12:00〜、13:00〜、14:00〜、15:00〜、16:00〜

●For more information, contact:
NPO Koedo Hikone
080-1461-4123


3, Facility information of "Gokurakuyu Hikoneten"



Here is the information of "Gokurakuyu Hikoneten" facility and the coupon of good value.

Bath information



●Spacious"outdoor rock bath"

Outdoor bath in Gokurakuyu Hikoneten

●New face "outdoor pot bath"

Ourdoor pot bath in Gokurakuyu Hikoneten
Quote: Gokurakuyu Hikoneten official site /http://www.gokurakuyu.ne.jp/gokurakuyu/ofuro/hikone/

●Became double bigger, high concentrated carbonate bath

High concentrated carbonate bath in Gokurakuyu Hikoneten
Quote: Gokurakuyu Hikoneten official site /http://www.gokurakuyu.ne.jp/gokurakuyu/ofuro/hikone/

●New face "Salt sauna"

Salt sauna in Gokurakuyu Hikoneten
Quote: Gokurakuyu Hikoneten official site /http://www.gokurakuyu.ne.jp/gokurakuyu/ofuro/hikone/

●New face "Steam sauna"

Steam sauna in Gokurakuyu Hikoneten
Quote: Gokurakuyu Hikoneten official site /http://www.gokurakuyu.ne.jp/gokurakuyu/ofuro/hikone/

Facility information



Name of the shop: Gokurakuyu Hikoneten
Postal code: 522-0038
Address: Nishinonami-cho 175-1, Hikone town, Shiga
Tel: 0749-26-2926
Closed: No closed day
Hours:6:00 ~next day1:00 ※next day 0:30 reception ends
Official site:http://www.gokurakuyu.ne.jp/gokurakuyu/ofuro/hikone/

●For more details, please visit here
"Gokurakuyu Hikoneten" shop information in Yunabi


Good deal coupons of "Gokurakuyu Hikoneten"



Original coupon for bathing with rental towel is available from the URL below!

【Coupon detail】
Weekday 730 yen
Weekend and holiday 830 yen
with rental hand/bath towels

▶For coupon, click here
http://www.yunavi.net/sento/gokurakuyu_hikone/coupon


Summary



I guess local people would go to "Gokurakuyu Hikoneten" regularly, but for those who live apart, it is not very common. But if you come to Hikone castle for sightseeing, this is great place where you can enjoy one day hot spring experience. This article provides how to use the bath information. Not Autumn is coming when Hikone castle is beautiful, so why don't you come and visit Hikone for having fun?

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