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Ito Onsen Ebisu Arainoyu

Ito Onsen Ebisu Arainoyu

1-9-4, Arai, Ito City, Shizuoka Pref.

In front of Ito Port and Ito Fish Market. A seaside communal bathhouse where both the marine blue bathtub and hot water are refreshing

Ebisu Arainoyu bathtub, Ito Onsen
Ebisu Arainoyu exterior, Ito Onsen Ebisu Arainoyu Ebisu statue, Ito Onsen Ito seaside, Ito Onsen

It's so Ito Onsen. Colorless, transparent, mild and refreshing hot water is flowing from the source.

Walls are white, bathtub tiles are blue. A communal bathhouse with sea-like atmosphere.

It is right in front of Ito Port and Fish Market, so there are many fresh or dry seafoods shops around Arainoyu. Close to Arainoyu, there is Arai Shrine, which is associated with Ebisu, from which you can overlook Ito Port.

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The flowing from the source is excluded in summer. In summer, they adds water for adjusting the temperature.

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: 23 min 1.7 km (1.1 mi) Difference in elevation: -2 m (-7 ft)
  • Ebisu Arainoyu
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: 10 min ¥ 500 per 1 hr -
  • Ebisu Arainoyu
Route from Tokyo (Shinagawa)
  • Shinagawa Sta. Odoriko: 1 hr 40 min Non-reserved seat¥ 3,670
  • Ito Sta. Tokai Bus: 9 min for Arai ¥ 210
  • Uoichiba Bus StopWalk: 0 min
  • Ebisu Arainoyu
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 03 min ¥ 1,580

  • Shinagawa
  • JR
  • Ito
  • Bicycle rental
  • hot spring
  • 2 hrs 41 min ¥ 2,810

  • Shinagawa
  • Odoriko
  • Ito
  • Bus
  • hot spring
  • 1 hr 49 min ¥ 3,940

  • 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 Ebisu Arainoyu

(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 on the National Route 135 (bypass) by the sea
  4. Go follow the road, and about 200 m (656 ft) after the left curve. Opposite Ito Fish Market

bus stop: bus stop

Map and bus stop of Ito Onsen Ebisu Arainoyu 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 1st bath]

This time, Kita-san wants to go around "The Seven Deities of Good Fortune" bathhouses in Ito, so he has invited Nishi-san forcibly. From the Matsukawa Promenade, on the National Route by the sea, they are walking to "Ebisu Arainoyu" while being blown by the sea breeze.

Around Anjin Memorial Park on the National Route 135

Around Anjin Memorial Park on the National Route 135

But,the Seven Deities of Good Fortune ... Why?

The communal bathhouses associated with the Seven Deities of Good Fortune are scattered throughout the city. And we will be able to attract good fortune by going around them all!

Boy ... Well, the good fortune aside, I've come to the sea hot spring after a long absence. Look, this road is full of dry seafoods stores.

Because close to the port. The first onsen bathhouse should be right in front of the Ito Fish Market.

Ito Fish Market

Ito Fish Market

Why did you put the farthest from the station first?

It's the earliest to open.

Oh, that makes sense. You've checked it out well ... Somehow, you're so motivated today.

Of course! If you're slow, you won't be able to go around all the Seven Deities of Good Fortune, you know.

All ... in one day? ... After going just as much as we can, and then ...

Oh, here we are! We've arrived at Arainoyu!

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)

Ito Onsen has 780 wells and springs 34,000 liters per minute. By the way, Ito Onsen is the third largest onsen source in Japan, after Beppu and Yufuin.

In Ito City, you can often see the hanging dry seafoods at stores.

Dry fishes in Ito

Dry horse mackerels

Ebisu Arainoyu exterior, Ito Onsen

Exterior (signboard)

The red signboard is a landmark of Ebisu Arainoyu, facing National Route 135 by the sea. Alongside the outside vending machines, there is a stone statue of Ebisu.

Ebisu Arainoyu Ebisu statue, Ito Onsen

Ebisu statue

Oh, I see. Ebisu.

Yeah. Then, let's get to take a bath.

Oh? Don't you pray?

This is JUST a stone statue, you know.

No, well, that's true, but if so, why you go around the Seven Deities of Good Fortune ...

Hey, hurry up!

Ebisu Arainoyu entrance, Ito Onsen

Men's bath entrance

When you open the door of a building that does not look like a bathhouse, you can see an undressing room directly.

Ebisu Arainoyu undressing room, Ito Onsen

Undressing room

Oh, it's blue and white, sea-like style. The building is old, but tidy.

Exactly. And the ceiling is high. The ceiling fan is blue too. It's pretty fancy.

Immediately to the bathing room.

Ebisu Arainoyu bathtub, Ito Onsen

Bathtub

Oh, it's bright with lots of light.

Blue tiles and white walls. The interior is sea-like style too.

That's because it's close to the sea.

If you say it's easy, it's easy, but not bad, you know. Not the typical of a communal bath in a good way.

Enter the bathtub.

Yeah, it's plain hot water.

It has almost no features. Not like a hot spring ...

Ebisu Arainoyu bathtub, Ito Onsen

Bathtub

Ito Onsen is basically like this. In short, most are Simple hot springs. So it'll be enough with getting into two or three ...

Well, hot water aside, today's theme is the Seven Deities of Good Fortune!

... Are you really going to go around all of the Seven Deities of Good Fortune?

Of course! If not go all, no good fortune, you know.

Apparently, Kita-san has a plan to go around all the Seven Deities of Good Fortune, starting at Ebisu Arainoyu. That being said, Nishi-san had an optimistic feeling that Kita-san would get tired and quit on the way. Nishi-san didn't know that this was the beginning of suffering, and headed towards the next Seven Deities of Good Fortune "Bishamonten Shibanoyu", with Kita-san. (→ Continue to the 2nd bath, Bishamonten Shibanoyu)

(June 2015)

Ebisu is the deity of success in business. Arai Shrine is associated with Ebisu. It is approximately 150 m (492 ft) in a straight line from Arainoyu. You can see Ito Port from the top of the stone steps of Arai Shrine.

Impression & rating

A Simple hot spring that is light and refreshing. I've thought that, but now it becomes a Sulfate spring.

2.0 pt

Impression & rating

The blue and white colors are refreshing. The ceiling is high, so it feels open and bright compared to its size.

1.0 pt

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The Onsen facility

Address
1-9-4, Arai, Ito City, Shizuoka Pref.
Phone
domestic: 0557-37-2246
international: +81-557-37-2246
Web Site
Ito Tourist Association _ Ebisu Arainoyu
Bathing hours
13:00 - 22:00
Regular holiday
Mondays, The next day of the 4th Monday in odd months
Charge
Adults: ¥ 250 / Elementary school students and under: ¥ 120
Baths
Gender-separated indoor bath
Equipments
No shampoo etc.

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

(Survey date: May 25, 2015)

Spring quality
Sulfate spring (Hypotonic Weak alkaline High temperature spring)
Source
Oka No. 275
709-3, Aza-yamagashimo, Oka, Ito City, Shizuoka Pref.
Temperature
47.0 ℃ (116.6 ℉)
Volume
141 L / min
pH value
8.4
Perception
Colorless, transparent, tasteless, odorless

Today's Detour

Bust of MIURA Anjin and Monument of Japan's first Western sailing ship construction
Sailing vessel San Buena Ventura

Anjin Memorial Park

(Photo above: Bust of MIURA Anjin and Monument of Japan's first Western sailing ship construction
Photo below: Sailing vessel "San Buena Ventura")

"Anjin Memorial Park" is a park commemorating the construction of Japan's first Western sailing ship by William Adams (Japanese name: MIURA Anjin). MIURA Anjin was born in England in 1564, drifted to Japan in 1600, and was given an important position by the Shogun TOKUGAWA Ieyasu. Ieyasu granted him a samurai's sword and gave a teritory, so MIURA Anjin was called as "Blue-eyed Samurai". He was requested by Ieyasu to construct a Western sailing ship, and he choosed Ito as the construction site. Because of that connection, The Anjin Festival is held in Ito every summer.

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