Kashi Onsen

Kashi Onsen

There are well-known onsen in Tohoku, but Kashi Onsen, is treasured as one of this region's smallest, most off-the-beaten-track hot springs. In fact, Kashi Onsen home to only one ryokan inn: Daikokuya. Daikokuya’s oiwaburo (big-stone bath), which is measures 5m by 15m, with a depth of 1.2m, is gently warmed up from the source water that gushes up from the bedrock at the bottom of the bath, which is decorated with a number of large stones and small jewels.

Venue Details

Venue Details
Websitehttp://www.kashionsen.jp/(Japanese)
Contact

Ryokan Daikokuya

(+81) 248-36-2301

Best SeasonAll Year
Opening Hours

Day trips to Daikokuya's onsen baths by non-staying guests is possible between 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM

ParkingAvailable (Space for 30 cars and 2 buses)
Entrance FeeDay trips to the onsen cost 700 yen per adult.
Related infoPlease note that the Oiwaburo Bath is opened only to women from 5:00 AM to 7:00 AM & from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
Access Details
AccessTeradaira 1, Mabune, Nishigo Village, Nishi-Shirakawa District, Fukushima Pref. 961-8071
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Getting there

By Car: 40 min drive from Ouchi-juku

By Train: 20 min by taxi or car from Shin-Shirakawa Station (JR Tohoku Shinkansen Line)

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