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

Morinoseseragi Nagomi

Morinoseseragi Nagomi

1574-1, Ezura, Kuki City, Saitama Pref.

You can enjoy a variety of unique baths in the open-air bath area, and also non-heated hot spring Flowing from the Source. Sand baths have many repeaters

Morinoseseragi Nagomi scent bath
Morinoseseragi Nagomi indoor bath Morinoseseragi Nagomi cave bath Morinoseseragi Nagomi sand bath

The spring water that comes up from 1,500 m (4,921 ft) underground is about 45 ℃ (113 ℉), just the right temperature. It's pleasant that the greenish-yellow cloudy water and a scent of trees reminiscent of the forest.

The proud sand bath is a tropical sand bath reproduced with the latest technology. It works the waste products flushing by promoting blood circulation. It is said that the effect is 3 to 4 times that of ordinary hot springs.

Besides the sand bath, you can enjoy a variety of uncommon baths such as cave bath, scent bath, Pot bath, and Mist sauna.

The sand bath was abolished in May 2020.


Rating of access

4.0 pt(from Ueno)

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Area / Railway

Kanto Region
Saitama Pref.

JR Tohoku Line
(Utsunomiya Line)


A from Tokyo (Ueno) to Kuki Sta.
  • Ueno Sta.JR: 50 min Utsunomiya Line etc. ¥ 860
  • Kuki Sta.(Continued below)
A from Tokyo (Ueno) to Kuki Sta.
  • Ueno Sta.Tokyo Metro: 10 min Hibiya Line ¥ 170
  • Kitasenju Sta.Tobu: 45 min Isesaki Line ¥ 600
  • Kuki Sta.(Continued below)
A from Tokyo (Ueno) to Kuki Sta.
  • Ueno Sta.JR: 10 min Joban Line ¥ 170
  • Kitasenju Sta.Tobu: 45 min Isesaki Line ¥ 600
  • Kuki Sta.(Continued below)
B Route from Kuki Sta.
  • Kuki Sta. (West exit) Walk: 25 min 1.9 km (1.2 mi) Difference in elevation: 1 m (3 ft)
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B Route from Kuki Sta.
  • Kuki Sta. (West exit)
    (In frony of CoCo Ichi) Nagomi Courtesy Bus: about 5 min ¥ free
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B Route from Kuki Sta.
  • Kuki Sta. (West exit) Kuki City Bus: 9 min Shimohayami Junkan ¥ 100
  • Nagominosato Bus StopWalk: 1 min 0.1 km (0.1 mi)
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B Route from Kuki Sta.
  • Kuki Sta.
    (West exit, some East exit) Kuki City Bus: 7 - 16 min Tozai Renraku ¥ 100
  • Shimin Ground Bus StopWalk: 3 min 0.2 km (0.1 mi)
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B Route from Kuki Sta.
  • Kuki Sta. (West exit) Daiwa Kanko Bus: 4 min to Kuki Shobu Industrial Park Kanri Center (Junkan or Chokko)¥ 150
  • JA Ezura Shisho Bus StopWalk: 5 min 0.3 km (0.2 mi)
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B Route from Kuki Sta.
  • Kuki Sta. (West exit) Kuki City Bus: 6 - 13 min Shimohayami Junkan or Yokebori Tokoroguki Junkan¥ 100
  • Shiyakusho Bus StopWalk: 13 min 1 km (0.6 mi)
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B Route from Kuki Sta.
  • Kuki Sta. (West exit) Walk: 1 min
  • Central Bicycle Parking Lot Bicycle rental: 10 min ¥ 600 per time
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from Tokyo to Kuki Sta.
  • Ueno
  • JR
  • Kuki
  • (Continued)
  • 50 min ¥ 860

  • Ueno
  • Metro
  • Kitasenju
  • Tobu
  • Kuki
  • (Continued)
  • 55 min ¥ 770

  • Ueno
  • JR
  • Kitasenju
  • Tobu
  • Kuki
  • (Continued)
  • 55 min ¥ 770

Routes from Kuki Sta.
  • Kuki
  • Walk
  • hot spring
  • 25 min ¥ 0

  • Kuki
  • Courtesy bus
  • hot spring
  • 05 min ¥ 0

  • Kuki
  • Bus
  • Nearby bus stop
  • Walk
  • hot spring
  • 09 - 26 min ¥ 100 - ¥ 150

  • Kuki
  • Bicycle rental
  • hot spring
  • 10 min ¥ 600

  • There are buses from Kuki Station to Morinoseseragi Nagomi (nearby): Nagomi Courtesy Bus, Kuki City Bus, and Daiwa Kanko Bus. Kuki City Bus has three routes: Shimohayami Junkan, Tozai Renraku, and Yokebori Tokoroguki Junkan. Daiwa Kanko Bus can be used the route bus to Kuki Shobu Industrial Park Kanri Center (Junkan or Chokko).
    Operator Route Where to get off (bus stop) fare Operation day
    Courtesy bus Morinoseseragi Nagomi free of charge Everyday
    Kuki City Bus Shimohayami Junkan Nagominosato (or Shiyakusho) ¥ 100 Monday to Saturday
    Tozai Renraku Shimin Ground
    Yokebori Tokoroguki Junkan Shimin Ground (or Shiyakusho)
    Daiwa Kanko Bus to Kuki Shobu Industrial Park Kanri Center (Junkan or Chokko) JA Ezura Shisho ¥ 150 Monday to Saturday, Holidays
  • Kuki City Bus sells the One-day Ticket (¥ 200) on buses. (You can get on many times on the day.)
  • Central Bicycle Parking Lot provides the bicycle rental service. It is near the west exit of Kuki Station. (Address: 2-9-49, Kukichuo, Kuki City, TEL: 0480-24-3822, from 6:00 to 22:00.)
  • 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 Morinoseseragi Nagomi

(Directions from Kuki Sta.)
  1. From the west exit of the station, follow the road 7-11 in front of the station (the one without a pedestrian bridge) to the west.
  2. Turn left at the first traffic light (there is an Okonomiyaki restaurant). Go straight for a while (about 1.5 km (0.9 mi))
  3. Turn right where there is Nagomi information sign (The road is narrow, so the sign says "80 meters away", but you can turn right immediately in case of on foot.)

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.

Today, Nishi-san and Kita-san were talking about wanting to go to a rare hot spring. And, they remembered that Kuki would have had an onsen facility that would allow them to get in a "sand bath". So at once, the two jumped on JR Utsunomiya Line and got off at Kuki Station. Then, they have started walking to head for "Morinoseseragi Nagomi".

By the way, is sand bath famous for Kagoshima?

Ah, Ibusuki.

A sand bath is rare in the Kanto Region. Is it anywhere else?

I think it must be at Shirako Onsen in Boso, but what else ...

Lantern shop Nishitani

Lantern shop "Nishitani"

By the way, I came to Kuki for the first time, there are wonderful buildings here and there. For example, an old-fashioned warehouse ... Oh, Here is a lantern shop!

It's really. Can you make original lanterns there?

The lantern shop "Nishitani" seems to have been in business in 1897.

Morinoseseragi Nagomi exterior


Walking along the road for a while, and soon they arrived at Morinoseseragi Nagomi. To enter the sand bath, you should make a reservation of the time at the first reception.

What time we'll get in?

At first a normal hot spring lightly, and then let's get in a sand bath.

That's why Nishi-san and Kita-san booked a sand bath 20 minutes later. The bathing room is just past in the restaurant from the entrance. At the restaurant, the stairs to the second floor jump into your eyes.

Information sign of Morinoseseragi Nagomi Information sign of Morinoseseragi Nagomi

Morinoseseragi Nagomi Stairs with Torii

Stairs with Torii (Shrine gate)

It's like a tasteless interior, you know. How is this vermilion stairs?

In short, it's a kind of Super Sento. But you can say that's it Saitama-ish.

Nishi-san and Kita-san decided to try the indoor bath first.

Morinoseseragi Nagomi indoor bath

Indoor bath

Phew, it smells of wood.

Forest murmuring, that's why. Well, the smell of wood like this is not bad.

The water just looks kind of greenish, too.

Besides the color, this onsen water flowing from the source is pretty good. It's so fresh. You can't take it lightly if it's like a Super Sento.

Morinoseseragi Nagomi Shiogama sauna

Shiogama sauna (Mist sauna)

There is something called Shiogama sauna, you know. Let's get into what it looks like.

We're gonna take a sand bath, so why not leave it behind?

Well, just looking ...

"Sento" is a bathhouse run by a personal business or a micro enterprise.
"Super Sento" is a large scale and commercial bath facility like a spa.

After a while, Kita-san entered the Shiogama sauna, it was time for the sand bath. They go through the open-air bath to the sand bath.

Morinoseseragi Nagomi sand bath

Sand bath

Oh, it's a sandbox.

It's pretty humid. I'm lying down here.

Customers lie on their backs and facility staff pours sand on them. The customer stays still for 20 minutes.(20 minutes is standard.)

The sand is quite heavy. It's like sleep paralysis.

Yeah, it's really heavy, and getting hotter.

5 minutes have passed.

Oh, I feel stifling ...

So early. Still 5 minutes. Or get out now?

No, no, since we've try it, until the end ...

It seems to be the same as the sand used for casting molds, and the sand particle is quite large.

Morinoseseragi Nagomi sand bath

Sand bath

10 minutes have passed.

How is it?

... 's so hard ...

After the Shiogama sauna, so why not?

... I took the sand bath lightly ...

15 minutes have passed.

Just 5 minutes left ... I'm getting stuffy. It looks like it's going to have a pretty good detox effect ... how about that?

When you feel so stuffy, it is better to reach out and move your body a little without overdoing it.

... hee, hee, foo ... hee, hee, foo ...

Are you a pregnant woman?

20 minutes have passed. Finally, they are released from the sand bath and go to the break room to drink the water.

What a good taste this water! I can drink as much as I want!

Exactly. It feels like water has been absorbed into the sand. But it feels like I'm lighter.

After the sand bath, they got into all bathtubs in the open-air bath area. (such as an octagonal bathtub, a pot bathtub, a scent bath, and a cave bath)

It seems to be the Lamaze method.

Morinoseseragi Nagomi open-air bath

Open-air bath (Octagonal bathtub)

There are many rare bathtubs, and it's so interesting. Isn't it nice to refresh your mind?

It would be nice if you get tired of a normal hot spring.

Morinoseseragi Nagomi scent bath

Scent bath

This is a scent bath. Is it something aroma-like?

Well, that's right. It must be something aroma-like.

By the way, the scent bath of this day was "Rosemary".

Morinoseseragi Nagomi cave bath

Cave bath

There are also cave bath ... Wow! It's a bit of an exploration, you know. Boy! The inside is like this .... If children, it would be a big joy.

You're enjoying enough too.

So, Nishi-san and Kita-san, who enjoyed Morinoseseragi Nagomi, were refreshed. It became a fulfilling day for them in the soft sunlight of early spring.

(March 2014)


Impression & rating

The bath of onsen water Flowing from the Source is fresh and so good. The whole facility is like entertainment.

2.5 pt

Impression & rating

I recommend to try the sand bath at least once. There are many rare bathtubs, so it is perfect for refreshing your mind.

3.0 pt

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The Onsen facility

1574-1, Ezura, Kuki City, Saitama Pref.
domestic: 0480-22-1705
international: +81-480-22-1705
Morinoseseragi Nagomi
Bathing hours
9:00 - 24:00 (Last entry at 23:00) [Sand bath]
9:00 - 15:00 and 17:00 - 22:00
Regular holiday
2nd Tuesday in Jan., Mar., May, Jul., Sep. and Nov.
Closed for inspection.
Adult: ¥ 780 (¥ 850 on Sat.,Sun. and Holidays) /
3 years old - Elementary school student: ¥ 470 (¥ 500 on Sat.,Sun. and Holidays)
[Sand bath] The above plus ¥ 800 (¥ 850 on Sat.,Sun. and Holidays)
Gender-separated indoor bath, Gender-separated open-air bath, Gender-separated sand bath
Tattoos are not allowed.

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

(Survey date: Oct. 5, 2011)

Spring quality
Sodium - Chloride spring (Hypotonic Weak alkaline High temperature spring)
Source name
Kuki Nagominosato-onsen
1567-1, Aza-Shaguji, Oaza-Ezura, Kuki City, Saitama Pref.
44.8 ℃ (112.6 ℉)
[air temperature: 13 ℃ (55.4 ℉)]
779 L / min (pumping after drilling)
pH value
Total ingredients
5.324 g / kg
It has a slight yellow opacity and has a salty taste

Today's Sweets

Lantern Sables

Chochin Sable

(Purchased at Fugetsudo, Japanese sweets shop in Kuki)

Speaking of famous festival in Kuki, it is "The Chochin Festival". ("Chochin" is Japanese lantern.) It colors the whole city in July every year. At night, festival floats with 400 chochins pass through in Kuki City.

"Chochin Sable" is a cookie in connection with the Festival. The biggest feature is that the shape is a chochin. Before eating, make sure to appreciate the shape. If you forget this, it is just only an ordinary cookie. (¥ 100)

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