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【Experience the history of 1800 years】 A World Heritage Site, the oldest hot spring in Japan "YUNOMINE ONSEN TSUBOYU"! Enjoy the hot spring that changes into 7 colors!

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Quote:Official site of KUMANO HONGU/http://www.hongu.jp/

The three representative old hot springs in Japan are"DOGO ONSEN" in Ehime, 、"ARIMA ONSEN" in Hyogo, and "SHIRAHAMA ONSEN" in Wakayama.

But there are hot springs that are considered "the oldest in Japan" located in many places around the nation.

Among all the old hot springs that claim to be the oldest in Japan, the most credible is the "YUNOMINE ONSEN" in Wakayama prefecutre.

In addition, there is a unique hot spring bath in "YUNOMINE ONSEN" which has a long history of 1800 years since its opening. It is a World Heritage Site "TSUBOYU," the one and only bath style in the world. In the middle of YUNOTANI river, there is a small cottage with a straw-thatched roof and it is very easy to find because you will see the sign "TSUBOYU in the front.

It is recorded that during the Sengoku period, a famous judge OGURI HANGAN barely escaped from HITACHINOKUNI (present IBARAKI) to this place and he was healed by the power of the hot spring. In the hot spring cottage, there is only one small bathtub that two adults would fill up the space, but this is an amazing hot spring that changes its color "seven times in a day. "

It is also very famous for being a World Heritage Site in Wakayama and many ONSEN experts visit this place, but it is a must-visit ONSEN for everyone.

When we hear about such ONSEN, we would want to visit there once in a lifetime!


Article of "YUNOMINE ONSEN TSUBOYU" in WAKAYAMA - Contents -



1.A World Heritage Site and the oldest hot spring in Japan "YUNOMINE ONSEN TSUBOYU"! How does it change its color seven times in a day?
2,Spring quality of YUNOMINE ONSEN TUBOYU
3,Basic information of YUNOMINE ONSEN TSUBOYU
4,Reviews of YUNOMINE ONSEN TSUBOYU
5,Google Street View of "YUNOMINE ONSEN TSUBOYU"
6,Access to "YUNOMINE ONSEN TSUBOYU" in Wakayama
7,Comments from YU~NAVI NEWS Editorial dept.


1.A World Heritage Site and the oldest hot spring in Japan "YUNOMINE ONSEN TSUBOYU"! How does it change its color seven times a day?




Quote:instagram/maturicaさん

When you arrive at YUNOMINE ONSEN, receive a number ticket after paying the admission fee at the public bathhouse.

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You shouldn't be concerned about things such as being peeked in through the many gaps of the wallboard. Instead, you should be thinking about time because the limit to use the bathhouse for your party is only "30 minutes."


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However, you shouldn't rush too much thinking about the time limit.
Don't jump into the small bathtub carelessly!
This ONSEN uses direct hot spring water that when the bath is not being used for a while, the water temperature could be very high.

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Another amazing characteristic of this ONSEN is the changing color of the water "seven times in a day."
As you can see in the photos, there are colors such as milky-white or colorless transparent. Please pay attention and enjoy the color of ONSEN at the time of your visit!

Once you gently go into the hot spring, you will experience a wonderful time and would forget the flow of time, feeling the smooth rock surface and the slight sulfur scent.

They say that YUNOMINE ONSEN was used to clense the body before visiting KUMANO HONGU TAISHA, a grand shrine close by. People who travelled from far used to cleanse their bodies before their visit to a sacred place, just like we cleanse our hands and mouth with water before going into shrines or temples today.

They say that YUNOMINE ONSEN is not the only hot spring used for cleansing bodies before visiting a sacred place, there are many hot springs near large shrines for the same purpose.


2,Spring quality of YUNOMINE ONSEN TUBOYU



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Here is the spring quality information of a secret hot spring in Wakayama "YUNOMINE ONSEN TSUBOYU," the oldest hot spring in Japan "

Spring quality:Sulfur containing-Sodium-Hydrogencarbonate
Spring temperature:92℃
Yield of spring water:About 30 L/minute
Characteristics:The water is basically in milky-white color which changes its color "seven times in one day."

Medical effects:

Most effective for Rheumatic disease, skin disease, diabetes, etc.


3,Basic information of YUNOMINE ONSEN TSUBOYU




Quote:instagram/umetatsu_sanさん

Name:Yunomine Onsen Tsuboyu
English name:YUNOMINE ONSEN TSUBOYU
Postal code:647-1731
Address:100-1 Hongu, Hongucho, Tanabe city, Wakayama
Tel:0735-42-0735
Closed days:none. Open all year round
Hours:

・Tsuboyu/6:00 ~ 21:30
・Public bathhouse/6:00 ~ 22:00

Admission fee:

・YUNOMINE ONSEN TSUBOYU ※Information as of July 2016.
Adult/770 yen
Child (under 12 years old)/460 yen

※TSUBOYU admission fee includes the public bathouse admission fee listed below.

・YUNOMINE ONSEN public bathhouse ※Informaiton as of July 2016

Public bathhouse only

Adult/250 yen
Child (under 12 years old )/130 yen

KUSURIYU (medicinal hot spring)

Adult/390 yen ※KUSURIYU one-day-ticket 610 yen
Child/190 yen ※KUSURIYU one-day-ticket 300 yen

Rest area on the second floor (in Public bathhouse)

500 yen/1 hour

Parking: Available ※100 lots, free of charge
Official site:http://www.hongu.jp/onsen/yunomine/

Bathhouse information:

●TSUBOYU

・TSUBOYU (Time limit 30 minutes) x 1

●Public bathouse

・Pablic bath (Men/Women separate, 1/1)
・Medicinal hot springs (Men/Women separate, 1/1)
・Private bathing unit (with reservation)

Amenities:Not available

Other useful information:

・For guests visiting the public bath, there is a private medicinal hot spring unit available.。


4,Reviews of YUNOMINE ONSEN TSUBOYU



Here are the reviews of "YUNOMINE ONSEN TSUBOYU," a World Heritage secret hot spring in Wakayama.
Please use these reviews written by people who actually experienced the oldest hot spring in Japan for your reference




Translation:
YUNOMINE ONSEN near KUMANO old road. The most popular is the "TSUBOYU' of the public bathhouse which is a 30-min limit private bath requiring reservation. I was finally able to get in after two hours of wait. It is a very small place two adults would fill up the space, that is created in a large whole like a "pot (TSUBO)" in a huge rock. It is a very small place but it is a World Heritage Site.




Translation:
At YUNOMINE ONSEN now.
I ate ONSEN TAMAGO (a boiled egg in hot spring) while waiting for "TSUBOYU."
Delicious〜ヽ(^ω^)ノ




Translation:
First time in KUMANO. I will cleanse my body in the "TSUBOYU" where Judge OGURI revived and then will visit the HONGU shrine(^^) @YUNOMINE ONSEN TSUBOYU




Translation:
Took a World Heritage "TSUBOYU" bath at YUNOMINE ONSEN. The fresh hot spring water was pretty hot, but it felt really great!
For some reason, the place where they make "ONSEN TAMAGO (hot spring boiled eggs)" had bamboo sprouts in it and they looked very delicious.

Reading the reviews, it sounds like there is sometimes a waiting time at the TSUBOYU these days. Despite the wait, many people are expressing their satisfacition with the World Heritage ONSEN. There are other ways of having fun while waiting to get in the bathhouse, such as making "ONSEN TAMAGO."

It is at a little inconvenient location in Wakayama prefecture, but it is a secret hot spring worth visiting once in your lifetime!


5,Google Street View of "YUNOMINE ONSEN TSUBOYU"





You can see "YUNOMINE ONSEN TSUBOYU" and its vicinity on Google Street View.


6,Access to "YUNOMINE ONSEN TSUBOYU" in Wakayama





Postal code:647-1731
Address:100-1 Hongu, Hongucho, Tanabe chity, Wakayama
Tel:0735-42-0735

Map to YUNOMINE ONSEN TUBOYU

Map around YUNOMINE ONSEN TUBOYU

Quote:"KUMANO HONGU" Official site /http://www.hongu.jp

(From Osaka area by train)

Take "KUROSHIO" from "ShinOsaka" station to "KII TANABE" station (about 2 hours) and take route bus (Meiko Bus, Ryujin Bus) to HONGU TAISHA (about 2 hours).

(From Osaka area by express bus)

Take "MEIKO BUS" from Osaka (NANBA (OCAT))or from "JR OSAKA" station to "KII TANABE" station ((about 3 hours). Please use "RYUJIN BUS" from "KII TANABE" station.

Please refer to the link below for other detailed traffic information to "YUNOMINE ONSEN TSUBOYU."
http://www.hongu.jp/access/


7,Comments from YU~NAVI NEWS Editorial dept.




Quote:instagram/dourthingさん

At World Heritage "YUNOMINE ONSEN TSUBOYU," there is a time limit and also there often will be waiting time because of the popularity as "a secret hot spring."

It will be great to wait sitting at the entrance area of YUNOMINE ONSEN TSUBOYU, but you can also discover pleasant activities while waiting, such as soaking your feet in the hot spring at riverside, or boil your own egg using a cylinder in the hot spring.

If you are not satisfied with the limited, 30 minutes of bathing time, especially with a long wait, you can also go to the public bathhouse and enjoy other bathing areas.

Also, in the vicinity, there is also "KAWAYU ONSEN" that is very famous for being the largest outdor hot spring in Japan called "SENNIN BURO." So you can make it an ONSEN tour of trying multiple special hot springs.

If you visit this World Heritage YUNOMINE ONSEN, please make sure you take the "TSUBOYU" hot spring bath!
Please experience the "TSUBOYU " and take a time travel back to 1800 years ago.

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