Symbol of the Yunogawa
In 2010, the Kosoyu (old public bath) was recreated in the Yunogawa.
The Kosoyu provides a Meiji era atmosphere, not just in the exteriorand interior appearances, but also in the way bathers use the bath,allowing visitors to experience the history and culture of Yamashiro Hot Spring while enjoying a hot soak.
Among successive Soyu buildings, this one provides the best hot spring feeling.
On the second floor, there is a space for bathers to cool off after a bath, and the floors and walls of the bathrooms are covered in Kutani-ware tiles.
◆Entrance fee: ￥500 (12 years of age or above), ￥200 (6 to 11 years of age), ￥100 (3 to 5 years of age)
◆Open: 6:00-22:00 ◆Closed: 6:00-12:00 every 4th Wednesday (open from noon)
Beloved by locals Soyu
The bathtubs are emptied and cleaned every day, and filled with source water only, with no additional water added.
A large skylight in the vaulted ceiling provides a bracing feel.
◆Entrance fee: ￥420 (12 years of age or above), ￥130 (6 to 11 years of age), ￥50 (3 to 5 years of age)
◆Closed: 6:00-12:00 every 4th Wednesday (open from noon)
Iroha Soan Hut (Rosanjin’s temporary residence)
The roots of Kitaoji Rosanjin are located here.
Kitaoji Rosanjin, who was well known as a unique versatile artist working in a variety of media, stayed at Yamashiro Hot Spring during one period of his life.
The workroom in which he single-mindedly carved the signpost and the study in which he immersed himself in paintings and writings, as well as the sunken hearth around which he engaged the men of Yamashiro Hot Spring in deep conversation, all convey the personality and talent of Rosanjin even now.
◆Entry fee: ￥500 (75 and older: ￥250, high school students and younger: free)
◆Open: 9:00-17:00 (last entry at 16:30)
◆Closed: Wednesdays (except public holidays), Dec.31 and Jan. 1
Restaurant bringin the best of the region
Located in Yamashiro Onsen's hot spring district and appealing with its beautiful red lattice walls.
This community center offers many charms, such as a cafe serving food/drinks featuring localproduce, a gift shop selling traditional local crafts, and various events of hands-on workshops,morning farmer’s markets, or concerts!
◆Our Recommendations Cafe Hadutiwo Cream zenzai with shiratama dumplings (￥700), Vegetable curry(￥850), Soft serve ice cream (￥200 and up), Hazu dango dumplings (￥600)
◆Ninuriya Kutaniyaki magnet (￥553), Hand towel (￥800 and up), Kutaniyaki ceramics made by local artisans, Yamanaka lacquerware made by local artisans when night events held.
◆Open: 9:30-18:00 (Also open at night during events)
◆Closed: Wednesdays Open on holiday Wednesdays
CoCo Hands-on Kutaniyaki Gallery
At CoCo, you can try painting your own Kutaniyaki ceramics!
Hands-on course takes about 90 minutes, and your handiwork will be shipped to you after it's fired in a kiln.
In addition to the hands-on experience, Kutaniyaki, Yamashiro lacquerware, glass, and other crafts are available for sale.