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

Jizonoyu Toyokan

Jizonoyu Toyokan

1981, Hajika-cho, Ashikaga City, Tochigi Pref.

Dark reddish brown hot water has a lot of iron. Hot water is poured from the spout of the cute statue of Jizo-san, and you can relax both physically and mentally.

Jizonoyu Toyokan indoor bath
Jizonoyu Toyokan indoor bath Senninnoyu Jizonoyu Toyokan open-air bath Wisteria in Ashikaga Flower Park

Jizonoyu is a hot spring inn that was founded in the late Meiji Era (about 1910). When you soak in dark reddish brown hot water that contains a lot of iron and metasilicic acid, you can relax both physically and mentally.

The wall of the rest area is decorated with paintings and is like a little gallery. You can settle down after the bath.

Ashikaga City is dotted with temples, shrines and "Ashikaga School" (the oldest school in Japan) etc. ("Ashikaga School" is certified as "Japan Heritage" by the Japanese government.) And also Ashikaga Flower Park, famous for wisteria, is must-see.


Rating of access

2.5 pt(from Ueno)

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Area / Railway

Kanto Region
Tochigi Pref.

JR Ryomo Line


Route from Tokyo (Ueno)
  • Ueno Sta.JR: 1 hr 20 min Tohoku Line ¥ 2,310
  •  (Transfer at Oyama Sta.)JR: 1 hr Ryomo Line ¥ -
  • Omata Sta.Walk: 19 min 1.5 km (0.9 mi) Max difference in elevation: 10 m (33 ft)
  • Jizonoyu Toyokan
Route from Tokyo (Ueno)
  • Ueno Sta. JR Tohoku Shinkansen: 40 min Nasuno etc. Non-reserved seat ¥ 4,180
  • Oyama Sta.JR: 1 hr Ryomo Line ¥ -
  • Omata Sta.Taxi: 10 min about ¥ 740
  • Jizonoyu Toyokan
Route from Tokyo (Ikebukuro)
  • Ikebukuro Sta.JR: 50 min Shonan-Shinjuku Line etc. ¥ 770
  • Kuki Sta.Tobu: 1 hr Isesaki Line ¥ 530
  • Ashikagashi Sta. Ashikaga City route bus: 28 - 38 min Matsuda Line ¥ 210
  • Hikoyacho Bus Stop or
    Sakanishi Danchi Bus Stop Walk: 0 or 4 min
  • Jizonoyu Toyokan
Route from Tokyo (Ueno)
  • Ueno Sta.JR: 50 min Tohoku Line ¥ 860
  • Kuki Sta. Tobu express: 30 min Ryomo ¥ 1,050
  • Ashikagashi Sta.Walk: 0 min
  • Ashikaga Kanko Koryukan
    (Ashi-Navi) Bicycle rental: 45 min 8.2 km (5.1 mi) ¥ 400 -
  • Jizonoyu Toyokan
Route from Tokyo (Ueno)
  • Ueno Sta.JR: 10 min Joban Line ¥ 170
  • Kitasenju Sta. Tobu: 1 hr 50 min Isesaki Line ¥ 910
  • Ashikagashi Sta.Walk: 15 min 1.1 km ( mi)
  • Ashikaga Sta.JR: 10 min Ryomo Line ¥ 200
  • Omata Sta.(The rest is the same as above)
Route from Tokyo (Ueno)
  • Ueno Sta. Tokyo Metro: 10 min Hibiya Line ¥ 170
  • Kitasenju Sta. Tobu express: 50 min Ryomo ¥ 1,960
  •  (Transfer at Tatebayashi Sta.) Tobu: 15 min Sano Line ¥ -
  • Sano Sta.JR: 25 min Ryomo Line ¥ 420
  • Omata Sta.(The rest is the same as above)
Route from Tokyo (Shinjuku)
  • Shinjuku Sta. (New South Gate) Walk: 2 min
  • Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal
    (4th floor) Expressway bus: 2 hrs 11 min JR Bus Honjo Isesaki Line ¥ 1,680
  • Isesaki Sta.JR: 25 min Ryomo Line ¥ 420
  • Omata Sta.(The rest is the same as above)
Routes from Tokyo
  • Ueno
  • JR (via Oyama)
  • Omata
  • Walk
  • hot spring
  • 2 hrs 39 min ¥ 2,310

  • Ueno
  • JR Shinkansen
  • Oyama
  • JR
  • Omata
  • Taxi
  • hot spring
  • 1 hr 50 min ¥ 4,920

  • Ikebukuro
  • JR
  • Kuki
  • Tobu
  • Ashikagashi
  • Bus
  • hot spring
  • 2 hrs 22 min - 28 min ¥ 1,510

  • Ueno
  • JR
  • Kuki
  • Tobu express
  • Ashikagashi
  • Bicycle rental
  • hot spring
  • 2 hrs 05 min ¥ 2,310 -

  • Ueno
  • JR
  • Kitasenju
  • Tobu
  • Ashikagashi
  • Walk
  • Ashikaga
  • JR
  • Omata
  • (The rest is the same as above)
  • 2 hrs 25 min+ ¥ 1,280+

  • Ueno
  • Tokyo Metro
  • Kitasenju
  • Tobu express / local
  • Sano
  • JR
  • Omata
  • (The rest is the same as above)
  • 1 hr 40 min+ ¥ 2,550+

  • Shinjuku
  • Expressway bus
  • Isesaki
  • JR
  • Omata
  • (The rest is the same as above)
  • 2 hrs 38 min+ ¥ 2,100+

  • The price of 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 ¥930 (during the busiest season), ¥730 (during the busy season), ¥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 Busiest / Busy / Normal / Off season calendar.)
  • Ashikaga City route bus Matsuda Line has a service to the Hikoyacho Bus Stop and a terminal at the Sakanishi Danchi Bus Stop in front of it. Jizonoyu Toyokan is 20 meters (66 ft) from Hikoyacho Bus Stop and 300 meters (984 ft) from Sakanishi Danchi Bus Stop.
  • Ashikaga City Tourist Association offers a bicycle rental. The rental and return locations are Taiheikikan near JR Ashikaga Station and Ashikaga Kanko Koryukan (Ashi-Navi) located at Tobu Ashikagashi Station. You can choose a normal bicycle or an electric bicycle. For details, refer to Ashi-Tabi Bicycle rental.
  • 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 Jizonoyu Toyokan

(Directions from Omata Sta.)
  1. Immediately after leaving Omata Station, turn left (like going parallel to the railway)
  2. Turn left and cross the railroad crossing where you can turn left
  3. Turn right immediately after crossing the railroad crossing
  4. When you arrive at the main local road, go straight at the intersection (you cross the main local road and go diagonally to the left) and turn right immediately
  5. At "STOP", go diagonally right. From there, just under 600 m (1969 ft)

bus stop: bus stop

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Travel journal of day trip bathing to hot spring


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.
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.

One day.

Let's go to Ashikaga Flower Park! The wisteria seems to be really amazing! They're also lit up at night!

Wisteria? Hmm, wisteria ... Well, good.

Then, let's go to a nearby hot spring to adjust the time.


That's why Nishi-san and Kita-san came to Ashikaga City in Tochigi Prefecture. Before going to Ashikaga Flower Park, headed to Jizonoyu Toyokan. A 20-minute walk from JR Omata Station that is the third station from Ashikaga Flower Park Station.

Jizonoyu Toyokan exterior


Oh, this is it. It looks like ...

It's all-too-common.

Well, in short, that's right.

When they enter the hall, paintings are hung on the walls of the lobby and the rest area.

Jizonoyu Toyokan lobby

Lobby (Rest area)

Wow, it's a bit like a gallery, you know.

That's surprising. Paintings of famous painters? Or local unknown?

Maybe, someone with a connection to Ashikaga.

The two headed to the bath, looking sideways at the paintings on the wall. At the bath, ...

Jizonoyu Toyokan indoor bath

Indoor bath

Oh, it's so beautiful! Two-color bathtub!

Reddish brown water seems like Jizonoyu hot spring. First here.

It's dark cloudy water, you know.

Looking at this color, in short, it has a lot of iron. ... Oh, there are some Yunohana.

Jizonoyu Toyokan indoor bath hot water spout

Jizo statue on the hot water spout

Look, Jizo on the spout ... 'Cause Jizo-no-yu?

It's cheesy.

That's it.

By the way, what is that blue bathtub?

The water itself is transparent. But it's just the right hot water.

I see. So, it's not a hot spring.

After that, they went to an open-air bath.

Jizonoyu Toyokan open-air bath

Open-air bath

Anyway, it's nice to have an open-air bath.

Is this a hot spring? ... Not a hot spring, plain water.

Even so, it's nice to bath while breathing outside air.

Maybe it is ... That aside, there is a bathtub in this hut, too.

The hut has an indoor bath called "Senninnoyu".

Jizonoyu Toyokan Senninnoyu


However, Nishi-san, after entering Senninnoyu, he came out in 10 seconds.

That's too fast. Didn't you like it?

It's just plain water, not hot spring.

Huh, why not take this open-air bath again?

This is just plain water too. After all, the hot spring is just before cloudy water ...

That's why Nishi-san enjoyed the Jizonoyu cloudy water, and Kita-san enjoyed the open-air bath. After the bath, take a short break in the rest area. Then they went to Ashikaga Flower Park.

The name of "Jizonoyu" is derived from "Yaku-yoke Jizo-do", which is enshrined in a neighborhood.

Wisteria in Ashikaga Flower Park

Light pink wisteria

Wisteria in Ashikaga Flower Park

Large and long wisteria

Nishi-san and Kita-san have slowly walked while watching the wisteria flowers until the night.

As I thought, it's so beautiful. Nice to come today.

Exactly, but it's been a lot cold since night ... It's pretty cold.

... Hmm. Perhaps the order was reversed? Wisteria after hot spring ...

Well, in common sense, it's reversed.

At the end, they felt cold, but still Nishi-san and Kita-san enjoyed the spectacular view only during this season.

(April 2019)

Ashikaga Flower Park is famous for wisteria, but seasonal flowers and winter illuminations are also very beautiful.

Impression & rating

The hot water is not fresh, but it is dark reddish brown and has Yunohana, so enough to enjoy the atmosphere of a hot spring.

1.5 pt

Impression & rating

In appearance, the combination of reddish brown and blue bathtubs are vivid and nice. The open-air bath was not so bad.

2.5 pt

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The Onsen facility

1981, Hajika-cho, Ashikaga City, Tochigi Pref.
domestic: 0284-62-0136
international: +81-284-62-0136
Jizonoyu Toyokan
Day trip bathing hours
11:00 - 20:00(Last entry at 19:30)
Regular holiday
Open year round
Adults: ¥ 750 / 4 years old - elementary school students: ¥ 450
Gender-separated indoor bath, Gender-separated open-air bath
There are lockers in undressing room. (¥ 100 coin required, return type)

The hot spring data
(According to hot spring analysis report etc.)

(Survey date: Dec. 7, 2018)

Quality of spring
Not apply to the spring quality. Complies with hot springs (mineral spring) according to Total Iron ions and Metasilicic acid listed in Attached Table of Article 2 of the Onsen Law.
1981, Hajika-cho, Ashikaga City, Tochigi Pref.
17.5 ℃ (63.5 ℉)
[air temperature 10 ℃ (50 ℉)]
30 L / min (Pumping)
pH value
Total ingredients
0.387 g / kg
It has a yellow-brown turbid, has an iron taste, and is odorless.
(After 48 hours of collection) A reddish brown precipitate is formed, it has a yellow-brown turbid, has an iron taste, and is odorless.

Today's Ekiben

Bento of The Holiday for Adult featuring Tochigi Edo Cuisine
The appearance of Bento of The Holiday for Adult featuring Tochigi Edo Cuisine The whole of Bento of The Holiday for Adult featuring Tochigi Edo Cuisine

Bento of The Holiday for Adult featuring Tochigi Edo Cuisine

(Purchased at Ekiben-ya Umaimon in ecute Omiya)

An Ekiben created by a collaboration between JR East's "The Holiday for Adult Club" and "Tochigi Edo Cuisine" in Tochigi City. It is said that Tochigi City has preserved the Edo atmosphere, such as the townscape of warehouse. And they are focusing on Edo Cuisine as part of regional development.

Then, This Ekiben has the elaborate dishes. they are colorful and packed in double stacked boxes. It can be said that it's suitable for the expensive price and very delicious. Surely you think you will have to taste it well.

« menu »
1st box:
Grilled taro with sweet miso, Rolled omelet, Raw stalk of taro marinated in vinegar, Grilled shark with yuzu miso, Yuzu rice cake, Smoked duck, Arare Tofu, Japanese salt plums tempura, Mixed up fried tempura of white fish and canola flower, Red paprika, Steamed eel with Japanese pepper, Sweet omelet with green tea, Pickled ginger, Japanese raw wheat gluten, Miso azuki bean jelly
2nd box:
Deep-fried daikon radish, Marinated burdock, Simmered dried gourd, Roast konjac, Soy peas in Japanese broth, Decorated simmered carrot, Rice dyed yellow by gardenia, Simmered down butterbur sprouts cooked with Japanese horseradish

(¥ 2,000) ( Tochigi Edo Cuisine _ NEWS)

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