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Jikkoku Onsen Yamanoyu Nagamenoyu

Jikkoku Onsen Yamanoyu Nagamenoyu

2266, Jikkoku, Fujikawa Town, Minamikoma District, Yamanashi Pref.

Secluded hot spring, Jikkoku Onsen. The magnificent views of the deep mountains approaching your eyes. If you visit, you'll definitely want to boast it

Jikkoku Onsen Yamanoyu Nagamenoyu bathing room
Jikkoku Onsen Yamanoyu Nagamenoyu bathtub Jikkoku Onsen Yamanoyu Nagamenoyu the view from bathtub Jikkoku Onsen Yamanoyu Nagamenoyu washing area

A secluded hot spring near the Oyanagawa Gorge located in the western of Yamanashi Prefecture. Yamanoyu is a hot spring inn, and Nagamenoyu is a view bath that is designed to be enjoyed by day-trippers. As the name implies, a superb view spreads in front of you.

The bath, which looks faintly purple, is the iron sulfate spring. You will want to soak in this mild water for a long time.

The building using plenty of burned cedar boards is handmade by the owner of Yamanoyu.

Location

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Area / Railway

Koshinetsu Region
Yamanashi Pref.

JR Minobu Line

onsen

Route from Tokyo (Shinjuku)
  • Shinjuku Sta.Keio: 1 hr Keio Line ¥ 370
  • Takao Sta.JR: 1 hr 45 min Chuo Line ¥ 1,980
  •  (Transfer at Kofu Sta.)JR: 50 min Minobu Line ¥ -
  • Kajikazawaguchi Sta.Walk: 2 hrs 40 min 11.5 km (7.1 mi) Max difference in elevation: 330 m (1083 ft)
  • Yamanoyu
Route from Tokyo (Shinjuku)
  • Shinjuku Sta.JR: 2 hrs 35 min Chuo Line ¥ 2,640
  •  (Transfer at Kofu Sta.)JR: 50 min Minobu Line ¥ -
  • Kajikazawaguchi Sta. Holiday Bus: 35 min Jikkoku Line ¥ 200
  • Jikkoku Iriguchi Bus StopWalk: 12 min 0.9 km (0.6 mi)
  • Yamanoyu
Route from Tokyo (Shinjuku)
  • Shinjuku Sta.JR express: 1 hr 40 min Kaiji etc. Reserved seat¥ 4,980
  •  (Transfer at Kofu Sta.)JR express: 30 min Fujikawa Non-reserved seat¥ -
  • Kajikazawaguchi Sta.Taxi: 25 min about ¥ 5,500
    11.6 km (7.2 mi)
  • Yamanoyu
Route from Tokyo (Shinjuku)
  • Shinjuku Sta.JR: 2 hrs 35 min Chuo Line ¥ 2,640
  •  (Transfer at Kofu Sta.)JR: 45 min Minobu Line ¥ -
  • Ichikawa-daimon Sta.Walk: 32 min 2.5 km (1.6 mi)
  • Roadside Station Fujikawa Bicycle rental: 1 hr 20 min ¥ 500 / 3 hrs
    12.3 km (7.6 mi) Max difference in elevation: 328 m (1076 ft)
  • Yamanoyu
Route from Tokyo (Shinjuku)
  • Shinjuku Sta.JR: 2 hrs 35 min Chuo Line ¥ 2,310
  • Kofu Sta. (South exit) Yamanashi Kotsu Bus: 56 min for Kajikazawa Eigyosho ¥ 950
  • Kajikazawa Eigyosho Bus StopWalk: 2 hrs 25 min 10 km (6.2 mi) Max difference in elevation: 328 m (1076 ft)
  • Yamanoyu
Route from Tokyo (Shinjuku)
  • Shinjuku Sta.JR express: 1 hr 40 min Kaiji etc. Reserved seat¥ 3,890
  • Kofu Sta. (South exit) Yamanashi Kotsu Bus: 56 min for Kajikazawa Eigyosho ¥ 950
  • Kajikazawa Eigyosho Bus StopHoliday Bus: 30 min Jikkoku Line ¥ 200
  • Jikkoku Iriguchi Bus StopWalk: 12 min 0.9 km (0.6 mi)
  • Yamanoyu
Route from Tokyo (Shinjuku)
  • Shinjuku Sta. (New South Gate)Walk: 2 min
  • Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal
    (4th floor) Expressway bus: 2 hrs 46 min Minobu Line ¥ 2,800
  • Gokai Iriguchi Bus StopWalk: 1 hr 40 min 6.9 km (4.3 mi) Difference in elevation: 328 m (1076 ft)
  • Yamanoyu
Route from Tokyo (Shinjuku)
  • Shinjuku Sta. (New South Gate)Walk: 2 min
  • Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal
    (4th floor) Expressway bus: 2 hrs 46 min Minobu Line ¥ 2,800
  • Gokai Iriguchi Bus StopHoliday Bus: 21 min Jikkoku Line ¥ 200
  • Jikkoku Iriguchi Bus StopWalk: 12 min 0.9 km (0.6 mi)
  • Yamanoyu
Routes from Tokyo
  • Shinjuku
  • Keio
  • Takao
  • JR
  • Kajikazawaguchi
  • Walk
  • hot spring
  • 6 hrs 15 min ¥ 2,350

  • Shinjuku
  • JR
  • Kajikazawaguchi
  • Bus
  • Jikkoku Iriguchi
  • Walk
  • hot spring
  • 4 hrs 12 min ¥ 2,840

  • Shinjuku
  • JR express
  • Kajikazawaguchi
  • Taxi
  • hot spring
  • 2 hrs 35 min ¥ 10,480

  • Shinjuku
  • JR
  • Ichikawa-daimon
  • Walk
  • Roadside Station Fujikawa
  • Bicycle rental
  • hot spring
  • 5 hrs 12 min ¥ 3,140

  • Shinjuku
  • JR
  • Kofu
  • Bus
  • Kajikazawa Eigyosho
  • Walk
  • hot spring
  • 5 hrs 56 min ¥ 3,260

  • Shinjuku
  • JR express
  • Kofu
  • Bus
  • Kajikazawa Eigyosho
  • Bus
  • Jikkoku Iriguchi
  • Walk
  • hot spring
  • 3 hrs 18 min ¥ 5,040

  • Shinjuku
  • Expressway bus
  • Gokai Iriguchi
  • Walk
  • hot spring
  • 4 hrs 28 min ¥ 2,800

  • Shinjuku
  • Expressway bus
  • Gokai Iriguchi
  • Bus
  • Jikkoku Iriguchi
  • Walk
  • hot spring
  • 3 hrs 21 min ¥ 3,000

  • The fare of JR Express is "Basic fare" plus "Express charge". (These are determined according to the distance.) In case of JR Express on Chuo Line, "Express charge" has two types: "Reserved seat" and "Undecided seat". Both have the same charge, which do not change depending on the season. However, the price will vary depending on where you buy (Internet < Station < Inside the car). If you have an "Undecided seat" ticket, you can sit in any vacant seat, but you have no priority. So, if someone comes who has a "Reserved seat" ticket for the seat you are sitting, you have to give up the seat to him / her.
  • Other JR Express than the above, "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.)
  • On the JR Minobu Line, you cannot use the IC card tickets such as Suica, PASMO and so on.
  • The bus that goes to Jikkoku Onsen is the Fujikawa Town Holiday Bus (Jikkoku Line). The service goes back and forth between Kajikazawaguchi Station and Jikkoku Iriguchi Bus Stop three times a day on weekends and holidays only.
    Kajikazawa-guchi Sta. Kajikazawa Eigyosho Gokai Iriguchi Jikkoku Iriguchi
    9:209:259:349:55
    12:5513:0013:0913:30
    16:3516:4016:4917:10
    Jikkoku Iriguchi Gokai Iriguchi Kajikazawa Eigyosho Kajikazawa-guchi Sta.
    10:1010:3110:3810:45
    13:4514:0614:1314:20
    17:2517:4617:5318:00

    April 4, 2020 Revision

  • In addition, Fujikawa Town operates the Shared Bus Scheduled Line. Operates twice a day on weekdays only.
    Kajikazawa Eigyosho Gokai Iriguchi Jikkoku Kanko Chushajo
    7:057:127:31
    16:3516:4217:01
    Jikkoku Kanko Chushajo Gokai Iriguchi Kajikazawa Eigyosho
    7:418:008:07
    17:1117:3017:37

    As of September 01, 2017

  • Roadside Station Fujikawa offers bicycle rental service. The service is available from 9:00 to 16:00 (reception is until 15:00), ID card, 500 yen within 3 hours, reservation TEL: 0566-48-8700. In general bicycle rental service, city cycles are common. But here they get lined up Cannondale, MERIDA road bikes, TREK cross bikes and so on. For more information, see Bicycle rental at Road Station Fujikawa.
    You will get off the bus at Kosaidoro Iriguchi Bus Stop to get to Road Station Fujikawa by Fujikawa Town Holiday Bus or Community Bus. To get to there by Yamanashi Kotsu route bus, you will get off the bus at Forest Mall Fujikawa Bus Stop (or Aoyagi Bus Stop in Aoyagicho). And to get to there by the expressway bus, Aoyagi Bus Stop in Nagasawa is closest.
  • 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 Jikkoku Onsen Yamanoyu

(from Kajikazawaguchi Sta. to Fuji Bridge)
  1. Go to left from the station, and turn right at T-junction (Opposite direction to railroad crossing)
  2. Go to left a wide road after going up a river embankment
  3. After crossing Fuji Bridge, turn left to take Route 52 (Minobu Road)

bus stop: bus stop

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(Directions from Fuji Bridge to Yamanoyu)
  1. After crossing Fuji Bridge, turn left to take Route 52 (Minobu Road)
  2. About 3.1 km (1.9 mi) south on Route 52 (Minobu Road)
  3. Turn right at the Jukkoku Entrance signal intersection. The rest is about 6.6 km (4.1 mi) along the road. Yamanoyu is right after Tsukutabekan

bus stop: bus stop

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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.

Nishi-san and Kita-san, today they are at Jikkoku Onsen located in the western of Yamanashi Prefecture. Even though the wind is the one of autumn, the sun is still having the full glare like midsummer. In the afternoon, while having Mimi (local dish in Yamanashi) at Tsukutabekan, Nishi-san and Kita-san talked about to get to Oyanagawa Gorge. Go down the back of Tsukutabekan and you will find the entrance to Oyanagawa Gorge.

Oyanagawa Gorge Ryujin Bridge

Oyanagawa Gorge Ryujin Bridge

Hey, this bridge is called Ryujin Bridge. Boy, the stairs become a suspension bridge.

Oops! it shakes pretty much.

Well, the suspension bridge becomes stairs, doesn't it?

Either way, so don't shake it.

Oyanagawa Gorge Amanbuchi Falls

Oyanagawa Gorge Amanbuchi Falls

After Ryujin Bridge, they crossed a suspension bridge such as Ryusen Bridge, and at some waterfalls, they took plenty of negative ions. (However they both don't really understand what negative ions are.) After taking a stroll in the Oyanagawa Gorge for about an hour, the two get to the hot spring inn "Yamanoyu". You go up about 50 m (164 ft) from the Yamanoyu main building, then you can see "Nagamenoyu".

Jikkoku Onsen Yamanoyu

Hot Spring Inn Yamanoyu exterior

Oh, there is a hot spring mark.

We're going down this slope, so ... that building is it?

Jikkoku Onsen Yamanoyu Nagamenoyu exterior

Nagamenoyu exterior

Deer horns are so many, aren't they?

It might be the owner's taste.

The women's bath is in the foreground and the men's bath is in the back. Simple construction with only one bathtub. Nishi-san and Kita-san, who have come out of the undressing room into the bathing room.

Jikkoku Onsen Yamanoyu Nagamenoyu bathing room

Bathing room

Wow! It's a cliff right there! What a view!

No fences, no railings. If you slip, you'll fall down this cliff.

Jikkoku Onsen Yamanoyu washing area

Washing area
(Beyond that is a cliff)

I agree. But if it has a fence, the charm of the view will be cut in half. It's not bad to make the good view a priority.

If with small children, you have to keep an eye on them.

But, it's a feeling of liberation more than imagination that nothing block the view.

Hmm, exactly ... Oh! The color of this water looks bluish purple.

Jikkoku Onsen Yamanoyu Nagamenoyu bathtub

Bathtub

True, A really beautiful color. Does it reflect the color of the sky?

They get into the bathtub at once. The bathtub is not that big and is full of three people.

Boy, this water feels mild.

The temperature is not too hot. In summer, it's just right.

Oh, the bathtubs are connected by men and women. I mean, they just put a blindfold on one bathtub. In short, it was a gender-mixed bath, but has been divided later.

Jikkoku Onsen Yamanoyu view from bathtub

View from bathtub

Because the view is not blocked by walls or fences, they can enjoy the scenery of the mountains while soaking in hot water.

Phew, this view in a tub is the best.

Exactly. Because you can't see the outside view from bathtubs in a lot of onsen, so this is rare.

I think it would be so great in the season of autumn leaves.

In addition, the water is fresh, so it feels good. Not so many people may come to here.

It's not easy to come, and not famous. This onsen may be a well-kept secret place, you know.

The breeze of mountains was cool and so good feel, Nishi-san and Kita-san soaked in the bath for a long time.

(August 2013)

Tsukutabekan was named after the initials of cooking, eating and feeling. It has cooking classes using local foods. A facility that seems to be handled by local middle aged women. (→ Fujikawa Town website _ Tsukutabekan)

"Mimi" is a local dish with Japanese-style short pasta and root vegetables.

Oyanagawa Gorge seems to have beautiful autumn leaves. But it's a good place to take a leisurely stroll, even when it's not autumn leaves. (→ Fujikawa Town website _ Oyanagawa Gorge)

"Yamanoyu" is a hot spring inn. The bathing room in the main building is for guests staying only. "Nagamenoyu" can be used by non-staying tourists.

Impression & rating

Hot water that is circulating but impressive. Since the hot water was in good condition, there may be a large proportion of flowing water.

2.0 pt

Impression & rating

Great location. If it is bigger, nothing to say. A hot spring that makes you want to come again in another season.

3.5 pt

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The Onsen facility

Address
2266, Jikkoku, Fujikawa Town, Minamikoma District, Yamanashi Pref.
Phone
domestic: 0556-27-0022
international: +81-556-27-0022
Web Site
Yamanoyu
Day trip bathing hours
about 11:00 - about 14:00 or about 17:00 (When there are many guests, it seems that bathing service for drop-in customers may end early.)
Regular holiday
Winter season (January to mid-March), bad weather, other irregular holidays (confirmation required in advance)
Charge
Adults: ¥ 700 / Elementary school students: ¥ 500
Baths
Gender-almost-separated semi-open-air bath

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

(Jul. 21, 2009)

Spring quality
Iron (Ⅱ) containing - Calcium - Sulfate spring (Hypotonic Weak acidic Cold mineral spring
Source
4455, Aza-Okunokusasato, Jikkoku, Kajikazawa Town, Minamikoma District, Yamanashi Pref.
Temperature
12.7 ℃ (54.9 ℉)
[air temperature: 23 ℃ (73.4 ℉)]
Volume
6.6 L / min (Natural spring)
pH value
3.4
Total ingredients
1.40 g / kg
Perception
Colorless and clear, metallic taste, weak acidity, odorless

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Stem of a bunch of mountain grapes
Stem of a bunch of mountain grapes

Stem of a bunch of mountain grapes

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