6 best Onsens in and around Tokyo

Looking for onsen in and around Tokyo? Famous onsen towns near Tokyo are Atami Onsen, Yugawara Onsen, and Hakone Onsen. All onsen towns can be accessed in about one hour from Tokyo. This time, we will introduce recommended onsen spots in Tokyo, and more from Hakone Onsen and Atami Onsen, which are especially famous in the suburbs of Tokyo.

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Facility overview

It is an onsen ryokan located about a 7-minute walk from Exit 3 of Shinjuku Gyoen-mae Station and about an 8-minute walk from Exit C7 of Shinjuku Sanchome Station. Although it is located in the center of the city, you can relax and enjoy high-quality natural hot springs in a modern Japanese space.

The "Yuen" in the ryokan name "Yuen Shinjuku" means "the origin of things" or "origin". Ryokan that welcomes travelers and provides sleep and meals has been a condensation of Japan's hospitality culture in the process of development. A simple and lean composition, a space with tranquility and calmness, a stripped-down beauty, and hospitality that makes you feel the four seasons with your five senses.
At Yuen Shinjuku, you can polish the history of a ryokan and experience a new way of spending time at a ryokan.

Guest rooms are available to suit your needs, such as suite rooms, double rooms, and twin rooms. In addition to the guest rooms, there is also a teppan restaurant. In the restaurant overlooking the Tsubo Garden, you can enjoy seasonal ingredients gathered in Tokyo in two styles: teppan cuisine and tempura cuisine.


On the 18th floor, the top floor, there is an open-air bath with a panoramic view of Shinjuku's skyscrapers.

The view from the open-air bath changes depending on the time of day, even if it is only during the day, morning, daytime, and night. You can see the view of dawn in the morning and the outstanding night view of Shinjuku at night. While overlooking Shinjuku, which changes its appearance depending on the time of day, you can enjoy the finest hot water bathing. Open-air baths are often located outdoors rich in nature, but the scenery unique to the capital city of Tokyo is also exceptional.

The hot water is a natural hot spring that comes from the source of Hakone. The source is Azalea no Yu, one of the 17 hot springs in Hakone, "Ashi Lake Onsen". A private source is a private source owned by a onsen inn. While in Tokyo, you can heal your body in the natural hot springs of Hakone, one of Japan's leading hot spring resorts.

The quality of the spring is an alkaline simple hot spring that is gentle on the skin. Since it contains few ingredients, it is less irritating to the skin, and it is gentle to the touch, so you can take a bath with peace of mind regardless of generation. Alkaline simple hot springs make the skin smooth, so they are also called "beautiful skin hot springs". It is also effective for neuralgia, muscle pain, joint pain, frozen shoulder, and joint stiffness. The water temperature is relatively low, so even people with weak hearts can take a long bath without burden.

Not only is it located in a quiet and calm place, but it also has convenient transportation access, so it is recommended for those who want to heal the fatigue of sightseeing in Tokyo or sightseeing in the suburbs. It is also called "hot water for beautiful skin", so it is ideal for women who are particular about beauty.


2. <HAKONE> Hakone Yumoto Onsen | Yoshiike ryokan


7 minutes walk from Hakone-Yumoto Station. It is a quiet hot spring inn that boasts hot springs flowing directly from its own source. There are Japanese-style rooms and Japanese-modern twin rooms, and all rooms are non-smoking. You can enjoy Japan dishes made with carefully selected seasonal ingredients.

The ryokan overlooks the ruins of the former Iwasaki family villa, which is designated as a registered cultural property, and the 10,000 tsubo pure Japan garden "Yamagetsu-en".

At the garden, Sangechuen, you can enjoy the scenery of the four seasons. The garden is a pond spring circular garden using traditional Japan landscaping techniques. A large pond is located in the center, and a garden path is circulated around it, and the scenery of each place is reproduced with a mountain, islets set up in the pond, bridges, and famous stones. In the Pond Spring Walking Garden, you can enjoy the garden while walking around the pond in the center. On the grounds of the garden of 10,000 tsubo, there is a tea house, the former Iwasaki family villa, and the source of hot springs, which are recommended for walking.


The hot springs at Yoshiike Ryokan are original hot springs. The ryokan has six private hot springs and boasts a maximum of 720 liters per minute, which is one of the best in Hakone. There is no circulation, heating, or water addition in all baths, and it is 100% sourced. A source of hot spring water is one that drains old hot water without circulating it, and always fills the bathtub with new hot water. Therefore, you can always enjoy fresh boiled water. The quality of the spring is sodium-calcium-chloride spring. It is effective for neuralgia, muscle pain, joint pain, frozen shoulder, motor paralysis, joint stiffness, etc.

In addition, you can enjoy various baths, such as the "Natural Stone Garden Open-Air Bath" with a panoramic view of the Japan Garden and the "Private Bath" where you can relax with your family. Men-only baths include open-air baths, large public baths, and cave baths. Women-only baths include open-air baths, hinoki baths, and granite baths.

In the open-air bath with natural stones, you can take a bath while looking at the scenery of the Japan garden, which is tasteful in all four seasons. The large public bath is a magnificent 20m bath. There is a spot where you can have a standing hot spring like no other. Standing hot water is a bathing method in which you soak in a bathtub that is so deep that you are close to your height, and your entire body is warmed. In the cave bath, you can take a bath in the mood of exploring.

The total hinoki bath is made of ancient cypress. Ancient cypress has a forest effect that promotes new metabolism and rests nerves. You can relax and take a bath while being surrounded by the pleasant scent of cypress. Granite is resistant to cooling once warmed up and has moisturizing properties. The granite bath made of granite warms your body.

There are two indoor baths in the private bath, and you can enjoy a luxurious feeling with a spacious structure.

It is recommended for families, such as private baths, cave baths and hot spring pools that children will enjoy. There are also large rooms, so it is ideal for families as well as group trips.

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3. <HAKONE> Hakone Honbako


Located about a 4-minute walk from Nakagora Station on the Hakone Tozan Railway, this book hotel is based on the theme of "living with books" and "encounters with books". The museum is studded with suggestions such as "the distance between you and books will be much closer" and "you will want to live with books".

Inspiration came from the first photo book I opened. Surprising facts and knowledge gained from a book you suddenly pick up. The peace of mind you get from a book that you pick up because you are curious about the cover. Books give us a variety of opportunities.

 Hakone Honbox is an interactive media hotel with a book theme. It is not a hotel only for book lovers, but rather a "place where books and people meet" that those who "don't buy many books" or "haven't read books at all lately" should definitely visit. Here you can stay as if you were living with a book.


The Hakone Main Box has 3 floors, 1 basement floor ~ 2 floors above ground. The guest rooms are located on the 1st and 2nd floors, with restaurants and shops on the 1st floor, and large public baths and theater rooms on the 1st basement floor.

There are 18 rooms, each with a different interior, all of which have an open-air hot spring bath and a "bookcase". "That person's bookcase" is an original bookshelf selected by people who "love books" who are active on the front lines of various fields.

Rooms with hot spring open-air baths can be broadly divided into the "Mountain View Side" where you can see the Hakone Outer Ring Mountains such as Mt. Myoseigatake and Mt. Kintoki, which are famous for their capital letter ware, and the "Green View Side" where you can look forward to the autumn leaves season with beautiful trees spreading out on the windowsills. The rooms offer beautiful views of Hakone's natural scenery. In the large public bath, you can enjoy colorless and transparent hot water drawn from the source of Gora Onsen and cloudy sulfur spring water drawn from Wakutani Onsen. Both hot water is flowing from the source.

Hakone Honbox is a ryokan that I would like to recommend to those who like books and those who are not interested in books.Please note that, as a general rule, children under the upper grades of elementary school are not allowed to stay at the hotel. This is because there are many places where it is dangerous for small children to run around energetically due to the design, but if you think that there is no problem with the points to keep in mind when staying, you can consult with us.

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4. <ATAMI> Hoshino Resorts RISONARE Atami

It is a resort hotel that stands on a hill 15 minutes by car from Atami Station. It is located on a mountain with a panoramic view of the sea and the city of Atami. In a space designed with Atami's famous "fireworks" and the "blue" of the sea, you can see the sea and the city of Atami, and you can also experience nature at the air base in the forest. This is a special seat overlooking the ocean and the night view.

The Atami Sea Fireworks Festival is a historic fireworks festival that began in 1952. Fireworks are an image of summer, but they are a specialty of Atami that is held more than 10 times a year, not only in summer. At Risonare Atami, you can watch the fireworks from all rooms.

The rooms are designed in blue tones that evoke the sea and make you feel at home.

The theme of the Japanese dining fireworks is "Atami Tongue Tsutsumi". In the design space with the motif of the Atami Sea Fireworks Festival, you can enjoy seasonal ingredients such as turban and golden sea bream. "Studio Buffet Mogumogu" is a restaurant with a sea motif. You can enjoy a good balance of seafood and seasonal ingredients.

 "Sky Air Base Kusukusu" is a treehouse that looks like it is integrated with a camphor tree that is more than 300 years old. With its unique form, the treehouse is one of the largest in the world. Walk through the forest with arboreal athletics that cross between trees. In the bosom of a 300-year-old camphor tree, both adults and children can enjoy playing in the forest.

There is a huge climbing wall in the hall that resembles fireworks. Named after one of the world's three largest north faces, this wall is a place where parents and children can share the essence and fun of climbing.


Hoshino Resorts began in 1914 with the Hoshino Onsen Ryokan opened in Karuizawa.

"Hoshino Onsen Ryokan" was known as "Meiseikan" at that time. From there, we inherited the "Meisei no Yu". The poets Tetsukan Yosano and Akiko Yosano liked to use the "Meisei no Yu" in their songs. The only place that takes over the name of this hot spring is the large public bath in Risonare Atami at Hoshino Resorts. The quality of the springs is calcium, sodium-chloride, and sulfate. It is indicated for rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, low back pain, neuralgia, and decreased gastrointestinal function.

 Located at an altitude of 170 meters, "Meisei no Yu" is a great location where you can overlook Sagami Bay in clear weather. In the semi-open-air bath, where the water basin protrudes outward from the large public bath, you can take a bath as if you were floating in the water. There are two types of bathtubs in the public bath: a cypress leaf bath where you can feel the warmth of wood on your skin, and an Izu stone bath that keeps the hot spring warm. The oil called hinokitiol from the cypress leaf tree has the effect of making the skin smooth and smooth. Izu stone is a stone material mined in and around the Izu Peninsula.

Risonare Atami is a resort hotel that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, from couples and adults to families.

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5. <ATAMI> Hotel New Akao

It is a resort hotel towering over one of the scenic spots of Atami, "Nishikigaura". From JR Atami Station, it takes about 10 minutes by free pick-up. Hotel New Akao consists of three major facilities: Ocean Wing, Horizon Wing, and Spallium Nishiki.

 The "Ocean Wing" with its dazzling pure white exterior walls is a high-rise hotel that makes you feel the lively Showa era. Nestled at the top of the cliffs of Nishikigaura, the Horizon Wing is a resort hotel decorated with pale pink exterior walls and luxurious Roman architectural decorations. Approaching the steep quay, "Sparium Nishiki" is a hot bath facility where a variety of hot springs gather.

 "Ocean Wing" is a Japanese-style room, and "Horizon Wing" is a Western-style room. Both rooms offer spacious ocean views.

On-site facilities include a games corner, karaoke room and swimming pool. There are also plenty of restaurants and cafes. "Main Dining Nishiki" is one of the largest theater restaurants in Izu. The theater restaurant offers an extraordinary dining experience. Other activities include indoor cultural experiences, outdoor fishing and snorkeling experiences. Hotel New Akao offers many recreational facilities.


You can visit three large public baths: "Spalium Nishiki", an open-air bath that seems to be integrated with the sea, "Saikai", a large public bath with an open-air bath and a cypress bath with a superb view, and "Namane", a hot spring where you can relax while listening to the sound of the waves.

At Spallium Nishiki, you can enjoy two open-air baths: an open-air bath with an infinity design that seems to be integrated with the sea, and a terraced bath on a cliff. The open-air bath with infinity design is a bath where the water surface of the bathtub feels as if it is one with the sea that spreads out in front of you, giving you the illusion of being immersed in the sea. If you immerse your body in hot water, you will be filled with a sense of liberation in nature.

The terraced baths on the cliff are arranged in three steps so that the view of the sea is not blocked by the head of the person bathing in front. In both cases, the sea spreads out in front of you, and you can enjoy a luxurious time unique to Hotel New Akao, which faces the sea.

The quality of the spring is sodium-calcium-chloride hot spring. It is effective for cuts, peripheral circulatory disorders, cold sensitivity, depression, dry skin, etc.

"Saikai" is a Japanese-style hot spring public bath located in the Horizon Wing Building. The indoor bath is a cypress bath with a nice scent. The open-air bath, which takes advantage of the location of the building that protrudes into the sea, overlooks Sagami Bay. The quality of the spring is sodium-calcium-chloride hot spring. It is effective for cuts, peripheral circulatory disorders, cold sensitivity, depression, dry skin, etc.

 The sound of the waves in the open-air bath is only 5 meters from the sea. You can enjoy the hot springs while listening to the sound of the waves rushing in. While being blown by the sea breeze, the rhythm of the waves pushing and returning soothes the heart. The quality of the spring is sodium calcium chloride hot spring. It is effective for cuts, peripheral circulatory disorders, cold sensitivity, depressive states, and dry skin.

Hotel New Akao is recommended for those who like marine sports such as kayaking and diving, the sea, and those who want to enjoy a variety of leisure activities to the fullest.

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6. <ATAMI> Yuyado Mikannoki


About 12 minutes on foot from JR Atami Station, 5 minutes by taxi. It is a calm Japanese-style hideaway in the center of Atami hot spring town. There are famous spots near the surrounding area, and it is a good location convenient for sightseeing. Sun Beach is about a 1-minute walk. In summer, it is also a great place to swim. At the mandarin orange tree, you can enjoy the natural hot springs that spring from your own source 24 hours a day. The dish is a multi-course meal that uses plenty of seafood from the nearby sea. The entire building can be reserved for 40~60 guests.

In 2022, the tangerine tree was certified by the Japan Tourism Agency as a "barrier-free system for the mind." Under this system, the government certifies tourism facilities that are actively engaged in barrier-free support and the dissemination of barrier-free information. The feature of the system is that it is not based on the presence or absence of facilities such as wheelchair toilets and barrier-free rooms, but on soft initiatives such as wheelchair lending and support for the visually impaired. At the tangerine tree, wheelchairs can be rented, ramps are prepared, and handrails are installed in each bath.


Mikannoki  is a hot spring inn that has been in operation since the Edo period (1603~1868) and has one of the oldest hot springs in Atami, gushing out at 95°C. The source is called "Aonuma Yu". The quality of the spring is sodium calcium chloride hot spring. It is a weakly alkaline hot spring with a high temperature and contains a large amount of sodium and calcium ions. The hot water is a "beautiful hot spring" that has a skin-beautifying effect.

It is also effective for neuralgia, rheumatism, recovery after illness, stress relief, joint pain, muscle pain, etc.

The bath is open until 9 a.m. You can use it as much as you like at any time 24 hours a day, excluding cleaning time. Even if you come home late from going out or sightseeing, you can rest assured that you can take a bath. All baths are flowing from natural hot springs.

The hot spring house "Hanatori Fugetsu" has open-air baths "Hana-no-yu" and "Kaze-no-yu" and indoor baths "Tori-no-yu" and "Tsuki-no-yu". The flower bath is a cypress open-air bath, and the wind bath is a rock bath open-air bath. Even in the same open-air bath, you can experience a different space. There are also sitting-in baths and foot-baths. You can sit on the Iwabuchi part of the bathroom and relax. Foot bath promotes health by stimulating the pressure points on the soles of the feet while walking.

There are two types of rooms with open-air baths: rock baths and pottery (Shigaraki ware) baths. In the open-air bath in your room, you can spend a relaxing time with your loved ones. Japanese-style rooms with more than 10 tatami mats can accommodate up to 6 people, so it is recommended for families and group trips.

Since it is a facility certified by the barrier-free system of the mind, even elderly people and wheelchair users can use it with confidence.

It is also ideal as a base for sightseeing in Atami.

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