Day trip bathing travel journals to hot springs where we visited by train and bus

Ito Onsen Matsubara Daikokutenjinnoyu

Ito Onsen Matsubara Daikokutenjinnoyu

13-3, Matsubara-honcho, Ito City, Shizuoka Pref.

Enjoy interacting with the locals at the communal bathhouse that has hot water flowing from the source and a relaxing atmosphere

Matsubara Daikokutenjinnoyu bathtub, Ito Onsen
Matsubara Daikokutenjinnoyu break room, Ito Onsen Matsubara Daikokutenjinnoyu Daikokutenjin statue, Ito Onsen Matsubara Daikokutenjinnoyu goodwill, Ito Onsen

Hot water is colorless, transparent, lively and you will want to enter even every day. It overflows from the bathtub with flowing from the source.

It has the atmosphere like a social gathering place for locals, where relaxing from little children to the elderly.

7-minute walk from Ito station. It's about a 3-minute walk from Yunohana shopping street or Tokaikan, so it's good to drop in while sightseeing in Ito Onsen.

Location

Rating of access

2.5 pt(from Shinagawa)

3.5 pt(from Shizuoka)

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Area / Railway

Tokai Region
Shizuoka Pref.

JR Ito Line

onsen

Route from Tokyo (Shinjuku)
  • Shinjuku Sta. Odakyu: 1 hr 40 min Odawara Line ¥ 900
  • Odawara Sta.JR: 1 hr Tokaido Line - Ito Line ¥ 680
  • Ito Sta.Walk: 7 min 0.5 km (0.3 mi) Difference in elevation: -4 m (-13 ft)
  • Matsubara Daikokutenjinnoyu
Route from Tokyo (Shinagawa)
  • Shinagawa Sta.JR: 2 hrs 30 min Tokaido Line - Ito Line ¥ 2,310
  • Ito Sta.Walk: 1 min
  • Goloso Bicycle rental: 4 min ¥ 500 per 1 hr -
  • Matsubara Daikokutenjinnoyu
Route from Tokyo (Shinagawa)
  • Shinagawa Sta. Odoriko: 1 hr 40 min Non-reserved seat¥ 3,670
  • Ito Sta. Tokai Bus: 1 min ¥ 170
  • Honcho Bus StopWalk: 1 min
  • Matsubara Daikokutenjinnoyu
Route from Tokyo (Shinagawa)
  • Shinagawa Sta. Shinkansen: 40 min Kodama etc. Non-reserved seat¥ 4,070
  •  (Transfer at Atami Sta.)JR: 25 min Ito Line ¥ -
  • Ito Sta.Tokai Bus: 2 min ¥ 170
  • Matsubara Bus StopWalk: 1 min
  • Matsubara Daikokutenjinnoyu
Route from Tokyo (Shinjuku)
  • Shinjuku Sta. Odakyu express: 1 hr 25 min Romancecar Reserved seat ¥ 1,810
  • Odawara Sta.JR: 1 hr Tokaido Line - Ito Line ¥ 680
  • Ito Sta.(The rest is the same as above)
Route from Shizuoka
  • Shizuoka Sta.JR: 1 hr 50 min Tokaido Line - Ito Line ¥ 1,690
  • Ito Sta.(The rest is the same as above)
Route from Shizuoka
  • Shizuoka Sta. Shinkansen: 40 min Kodama Non-reserved seat¥ 3,450
  •  (Transfer at Atami Sta.) Odoriko: 25 min Non-reserved seat+ ¥ 520
  • Ito Sta.(The rest is the same as above)
Routes from Tokyo
  • Shinjuku
  • Odakyu
  • Odawara
  • JR
  • Ito
  • Walk
  • hot spring
  • 2 hrs 47 min ¥ 1,580

  • Shinagawa
  • JR
  • Ito
  • Bicycle rental
  • hot spring
  • 2 hrs 35 min ¥ 2,810

  • Shinagawa
  • Odoriko
  • Ito
  • Bus
  • hot spring
  • 1 hr 42 min ¥ 3,840

  • Shinagawa
  • Shinkansen
  • Atami
  • JR
  • Ito
  • Bus
  • hot spring
  • 1 hr 08 min ¥ 4,240

  • Shinjuku
  • Odakyu Romancecar
  • Odawara
  • JR
  • Ito
  • (The rest is the same as above)
  • 2 hrs 25 min+ ¥ 2,490+

Routes from Shizuoka
  • Shizuoka
  • JR
  • Ito
  • (The rest is the same as above)
  • 1 hr 50 min+ ¥ 1,690+

  • Shizuoka
  • Shinkansen
  • Atami
  • Odoriko
  • Ito
  • (The rest is the same as above)
  • 1 hr 05 min+ ¥ 3,970+

  • The fare of JR Express and normal Shinkansen is "Basic fare" plus "(Super) Express charge". (These are determined according to the distance.) "(Super) Express charge" has two types: Reserved seat and Non-reserved seat. Reserved seat charge adds ¥ 730 (during the busy season) or ¥ 530 (during the normal season) or ¥ 330 (during the off season) to Non-reserved seat charge. (For details, please refer to JR East _ Ticketing and Busy / Normal / Off season calendar.)
  • Goloso is a bicycle rental and coffee shop just a minute's walk from Ito Station. Closed on Tuesdays, bicycle rental hours are from 10:00 to 17:00 (reception closes at 16:00), TEL: 0557-52-6644.
  • The above fares are based on cash. When using an IC card, the fares may differ slightly.
  • The above times and distances are approximate. Does not include transfering or waiting times.

How to get to Matsubara Daikokutenjinnoyu

(Directions from Ito Sta.)
  1. Go straight on the big street from the station
  2. Turn left at the traffic light next the traffic light where Suruga Bank is. (Enter Honmachi-dori.) Walk about 70 m (230 ft) and turn left

bus stop: bus stop

Map and bus stop of Ito Onsen Matsubara Daikokutenjinnoyu in Shizuoka Prefecture

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Travel journal of day trip bathing to hot spring

Characters

Nishi-san
Nishi-san
He is an orthodox hot springs lover and particular about quality of springs. He loves the hot springs flowing from the source, the hot water with a presence, and the rustic atmosphere.
Kita-san
Kita-san
He doesn't care much about quality of hot springs. He loves the open-air bath, and prefers hot springs that have visible features such as good views.

"The Seven Deities of Good Fortune" bathhouses tour in Ito Onsen [the 4th bath]

(→ Continuation from the 3rd bath, Wada Jurojinnoyu. The 1st bath is Ebisu Arainoyu.)
Nishi-san and Kita-san are going around the bathhouses of the Seven Deities of Good Fortune in Ito Onsen today. After leaving Wada Jurojinnoyu, the next destination is "Matsubara Daikokutenjinnoyu". Cross Ideyu Bridge while looking at Tokaikan on the right, and walk for about 3 minutes to arrive.

Matsubara Daikokutenjinnoyu Daikokutenjin statue, Ito Onsen

Daikokutenjin statue

We arrived. It's more sober than Wadayu or Shibanoyu.

A communal bathhouse like this is usual. Wadayu and Shibanoyu are too large scale.

Matsubara Daikokutenjinnoyu exterior, Ito Onsen

Exterior

For sure, I shouldn't really say it but they are spending no money on this ...

That's a good point. There's a lot of onsen bathhouse that goes bad even if they spend a lot of money.

Is that so?

Nishi-san and Kita-san go to the entrance, passing through the side of children running around.

Yeah, it's a good atmosphere, isn't it?

Like a hangout for locals?

Matsubara Daikokutenjinnoyu break room, Ito Onsen

Break room

There are undressing room and break room without partition.

It has a traditional communal bathhouse feeling too.

Well, it's not bad ...

When they get into the bathing room, there is a bathtub in the center, and the washing areas are lined up along the wall. As general in Ito, the bathtub has a hot water spout at the bottom of the center.

Matsubara Daikokutenjinnoyu bathtub, Ito Onsen

Bathtub

Phew, it's the hot water gradually warm me.

Well, water here is so hot too. Water in Ito is generally hot.

Could be. But it depends on the season or the condition of the day, though. Unless adjusting the temperature with adding water or heating. Well, it seems like the Flowing from the Source, so I guess it's a good water to refresh.

Come to think of it, I walked a lot today and I'm pretty tired.

Then, we'll wrap up the tour of the Seven Deities of Good Fortune here, and ...

What are you saying? You've refreshed with this hot water, haven't you? So you can go around further.

Oh, no, that's what, a figure of speech ...

Don't worry! We've half done, and the rest will go smoothly!

...

That's why, Kita-san who is still well up for it and Nishi-san who is tired and reluctant. In fact, Nishi-san thought at that point, Kita-san would get tired of the Seven Deities of Good Fortune around next, and was optimistic that today's bathing would end there. At that point ... (→ Continue to the 5th bath, Yukawa Bentennoyu)

(June 2015)

For Ito sightseeing with route buses, Tokai Bus' "Ito sightseeing freely ticket" may be reasonable. (Getting on and off freely within the area.
Adults: ¥ 1,300 / Children: ¥ 650)

Daikokutenjin is the deity of commerce, agriculture, and prosperity. The temple associated with Daikokutenjin is Chokoji. It has an old azalea tree that is said to be 200 years old.

Impression & rating

Fresh hot water flowing from the source. The temperature of the water may change slightly depending on the season etc.

2.5 pt

Impression & rating

Somehow or other, it's relaxing, and has an atmosphere like a place for local people to interact.

0.5 pt

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The Onsen facility

Address
13-3, Matsubara-honcho, Ito City, Shizuoka Pref.
Phone
domestic: 0557-38-8926
international: +81-557-38-8926
Web Site
Ito Tourist Association _ Matsubara Daikokutenjinnoyu
Bathing hours
15:00 - 22:30
(Last entry at 22:00)
(Last entry of family bath is at 21:00.)
Regular holiday
Tuesdays
Charge
Adults: ¥ 250 / Elementary school students and under: ¥ 130 / Family bath ¥ 500 for 50 minutes
Baths
Gender-separated indoor bath, Family bath
Equipments
No shampoo etc.

The hot spring data
(from hot spring analysis report etc.)

(Survey date: Feb. 18, 2008)

Spring quality
Alkaline Simple hot spring (Hypotonic Alkaline High temperature spring)
Source
Mixed spring
Temperature
43.0 ℃ (109.4 ℉) in the hot water tank
[air temperature: 11.9 ℃ (53.4 ℉)]
pH value
9.0
Total ingredients
0.410 g / kg
Perception
Almost colorless, transparent, tasteless, odorless, no gas generation

Today's Ekiben

Gion's Bonkama
The appearance of Gion's Bonkama The whole of Gion's Bonkama

Bonkama

(Purchased at Ito Station)

Chirashi sushi bento by the ekiben maker "Gion" in Ito. Egg soboro are studded on sushi rice, and it has also sea bream, shrimp, lotus root, chestnuts and so on. This is delicious. No doubt.

« contents »
Sushi rice, Shrimp, Sea bream, Salmon, Sakura shrimps, Lotus root, Shiitake mushroom, Chestnuts, etc.

(¥ 1,100) (→ Gion website)

  • The descriptions on this page contain personal opinions and are not necessarily objective facts.
  • The information may have changed at present. In particular, the charge and price etc. has often not updated from the time of travel, so check the latest information on the official website.

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