Iwaki Yumoto Onsen

Iwaki Yumoto Onsen

This well-known hot spring is thought to be one of the oldest hot springs in Japan. The list of most ancient springs also includes Dogo Onsen (Ehime Prefecture) and Arima Onsen (Hyogo Prefecture).

It is said that Iwaki Yumoto Onsen as first used for its hot spring water around one thousand years ago. Water is pumped into the numerous hotels and ryokan in the town at a rate of five tons per minute. The springs have various benefits such as having skin-beautifying properties.

Venue Details

Venue Details

Iwaki Yumoto Onsen Tourist Association

(+81) 246-42-4322


Best SeasonAll Year
Opening Hours

Iwaki Yumoto Onsen Tourist Association hours are from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Access Details
AccessTennozaki 92 Joban Yumoto-machi, Iwaki City, Fukushima Pref. 972-8321
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Getting there

By Car: 10 min drive from Iwaki Yumoto I.C. exit off the Joban Expressway

By Train: Short walk from Yumoto Station (JR Joban Line)

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