Ujo no Yado Shintsuta
Ujo no Yado Shintsuta is a Japanese-style ryokan located in the Iwaki Yumoto Onsen hot spring town. Shintsuta’s open-air bath surrounded by a bamboo grove in the inner garden has a rich atmosphere and offers the utmost enjoyment of onsen and the four seasons. Japanese-style course menus are provided featuring lots of seafood fresh from Onahama Port, to ensure guests can enjoy an abundance of seasonal fruits of the sea.
The onsen of Iwaki Yumoto are a type of sulfur spring rare in Japan, which have gained fame for their beautifying properties. The various baths have different nicknames that reflect their properties, such as ‘Bijin no Yu’ (hot spring for beauties: good for the skin), ‘Shinzo no Yu’ (hot spring for the heart: good for lowering blood pressure, arterial stiffening, and high blood pressure), and ‘Atsu no Yu’ (Thermal hot spring: good for keeping warm).
Guests can enjoy taking a dip in an open-air bath in a Japanese style garden at Shintsuta. Close to the inn are such famous sightseeing spots as Spa Resort Hawaiians, which is also called ‘the Hawaii of the Tohoku Region,’ and Shiramizu Amidado, a temple designated as a national treasure, which is representative of the architectural style of the late Heian Period.