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

Ito Onsen Bishamonten Shibanoyu

Ito Onsen Bishamonten Shibanoyu

2-3, Shiba-cho, Ito City, Shizuoka Pref.

Close to Ito Port and the sea, the atmosphere is easy to enter for tourists. A communal bathhouse that is full of liveliness of locals

Bishamonten Shibanoyu bathtub, Ito Onsen
Bishamonten Shibanoyu exterior, Ito Onsen Bishamonten Shibanoyu Bishamonten statue, Ito Onsen Bishamonten Shibanoyu goodwill, Ito Onsen

Plenty of hot water is flowing that is colorless, transparent and mild.

Unusual in communal baths in Ito, a bathing room where a bathtub is not in the center. It is a relatively large bathtub in communal bathhouses and has vibrant atmosphere.

2-minute walk to the sea. The large parking lot makes it easy to use for tourists and is convenient for returning from the beach.

Location

Rating of access

2.0 pt(from Shinagawa)

3.0 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: 21 min 1.6 km (1 mi) Difference in elevation: -3 m (-10 ft)
  • Bishamonten Shibanoyu
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: 9 min ¥ 500 per 1 hr -
  • Bishamonten Shibanoyu
Route from Tokyo (Shinagawa)
  • Shinagawa Sta. Odoriko: 1 hr 40 min Non-reserved seat¥ 3,670
  • Ito Sta. Tokai Bus: 7 min for Arai ¥ 170
  • Shibanoyu Bus StopWalk: 0 min
  • Bishamonten Shibanoyu
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.(The rest is the same as above)
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
  • 3 hrs 01 min ¥ 1,580

  • Shinagawa
  • JR
  • Ito
  • Bicycle rental
  • hot spring
  • 2 hrs 40 min ¥ 2,810

  • Shinagawa
  • Odoriko
  • Ito
  • Bus
  • hot spring
  • 1 hr 47 min ¥ 3,840

  • Shinagawa
  • Shinkansen
  • Atami
  • JR
  • Ito
  • (The rest is the same as above)
  • 1 hr 05 min+ ¥ 4,070+

  • 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 Bishamonten Shibanoyu

(Directions from Ito Sta.)
  1. Go straight on the big street from the station. Or go to the right from the station, then turn left and walk on Yunohana shopping street
  2. Immediately after crossing the bridge, turn left. Walk the promenade along the river
  3. Turn right at the next bridge. Immediately after, go left diagonally (towards Ito Port)
  4. Turn left on the road and walk about 400 m (1312 ft) from there

bus stop: bus stop

Map and bus stop of Ito Onsen Bishamonten Shibanoyu 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 2nd bath]

(→ Continuation from the 1st bath, Ebisu Arainoyu)
Nishi-san and Kita-san are visiting the bathhouses of the Seven Deities of Good Fortune in Ito Onsen today. The second hot spring bathhouse is Bishamonten Shibanoyu. About 4 to 5 minutes on foot from Arainoyu.

Bishamonten Shibanoyu Bishamonten statue, Ito Onsen

Bishamonten statue

Oh, there's Bishamonten. I've never seen Bishamonten surrounded by daruma.

It's true. The daruma behind has fallen and a bit humorous.

By the way, as a precaution, do you intend to visit the temple associated with Bishamonten ...?

No way! If we do that, we'll have no time to go around all the Seven Deities of Good Fortune. Now, Let's get in!

... You have faith or not, I'm not sure ...

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)

Bishamonten is the deity of war and victory. The temple related to Bishamonten is Butsugenji. It is about 300 m (984 ft) in straight line distance from Shibanoyu.

Bishamonten Shibanoyu Kusumi Onsen Hall exterior, Ito Onsen

Kusumi Onsen Hall (Shibanoyu) exterior

Bishamonten Shibanoyu is inside a stately building called Kusumi Onsen Hall.

It has a big difference from Arainoyu just before. Its parking lot is large too.

It's new. Probably been renewal recently. It's too big for a community bathhouse.

Bishamonten Shibanoyu goodwill, Ito Onsen

Goodwill

Go through the goodwill with the illustration of Bishamonten and you will be in Shibanoyu.

Most customers are local regulars?

I guess so. It's a great building, but a communal bathhouse. Just a bath for the locals.

Bishamonten Shibanoyu undressing room, Ito Onsen

Undressing room

Bathing charge is 70 yen for the local person. Too modest ...

Get into the bathing room at once. Shibanoyu has a deformed bathtub, is elongated along the window, and has a pillar in the middle.

Bishamonten Shibanoyu bathtub, Ito Onsen

Bathtub

Oh? The bathtub is not in the center.

Ah, now that you mention it, Arainoyu's bathtub was just in the center. Is it usually in the center?

I think a bathtub in Ito is basically in the center. But I guess they has made it like that with renewal. I don't think they needed to put a pillar in the middle of the bathtub, though.

So true. But here, many customers have been coming.

In short, it's easy to come because of the large parking lot. Both locals and tourists.

Enter the bathtub.

Shibanoyu moved to its current location and opened in 1999. Previously it was called Shizuumi bathhouse.

The water is a bit hot ...

Yeah, and, the water itself is refreshing, it's so Ito Onsen, isn't it?

Well, let's get out now.

Huh!? We've just come here ...

'Cause water is too hot. And, If we take it easy, we won't be able to go around all the Seven Deities of Good Fortune.

Umm ... well ... OK ...

That's why Nishi-san and Kita-san wrapped up Bishamonten Shibanoyu early. Next is "Wada Jurojinnoyu" which is said to be the oldest in Ito Onsen. (→ Continue to the 3nd bath, Wada Jurojinnoyu)

(June 2015)

Previously, part of the Shibanoyu bathtub was a jacuzzi, but now it is not.

Impression & rating

The water is colorless and transparent, and it itself has very few features. Hot and sharp impression water.

1.5 pt

Impression & rating

It is large and modern compared to other communal bathhouses. You can feel the liveliness of the local people.

1.0 pt

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The Onsen facility

Address
2-3, Shiba-cho, Ito City, Shizuoka Pref.
Phone
domestic: 0557-36-3377
international: +81-557-36-3377
Web Site
Ito Tourist Association _ Bishamonten Shibanoyu
Bathing hours
14:00 - 22:00
Regular holiday
Tuesdays
Charge
Adults: ¥ 300 / Elementary school students and under: ¥ 100 / Family bath: ¥ 1,500 for 1 hour
Baths
Gender-separated indoor bath, Family bath
Equipments
No shampoo etc.

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

(Analysis date: Aug. 19, 2014)

Spring quality
Simple hot spring (Hypotonic Weak alkaline High temperature spring)
Source
Mixed spring (Oka No. 281, Oka No. 128)
2-2-16, Takenouchi, Ito City, Shizuoka Pref.
Temperature
52.8 ℃ (127.0 ℉)
pH value
8.2
Total ingredients
0.771 g / kg
Perception
Colorless, transparent, tasteless, odorless

Today's Detour

Matsukawa Promenade
Tokaikan on the opposite riverside hot spring monument Doves

Matsukawa Promenade

(Photo above: Matsukawa Promenade
below left: Tokaikan on the opposite riverside
below right: hot spring monument "Doves")

A promenade that runs along the Matsukawa River to Kawaguchi Park at the mouth of the river. Trees of willow and Sakura are planted, monuments are dotted and historical wooden buildings such as Tokaikan are reflected on the river surface. It's a bit of a taste, so it's good to have a walking slowly and cooling down after bath.

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