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

Ito Onsen Ogawa Hoteinoyu

Ito Onsen Ogawa Hoteinoyu

2-17, Suehiro-cho, Ito City, Shizuoka Pref.

Plenty of onsen water of chloride / sulfate spring in a deep bathtub. A communal bathhouse with a quiet and calm atmosphere

Ogawa Hoteinoyu bathtub, Ito Onsen
Ogawa Hoteinoyu exterior, Ito Onsen Ogawa Hoteinoyu Hotei relief, Ito Onsen Ogawa Hoteinoyu undressing room, Ito Onsen

The hot spring water of chloride / sulfate, which is rare in Ito Onsen, is flowing from the source.

The trapezoid bathtub along the wall is rare in Ito, but the biggest feature is the depth of the bathtub of 78 cm (31 in). Deep bathtubs are said to have the effect of activating the heart by water pressure and promoting blood circulation.

It seems that people other than the locals do not visit much, and the atmosphere is quiet and calm.

Location

Rating of access

2.5 pt(from Shinagawa)

3.5 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: 12 min 0.9 km (0.6 mi) Difference in elevation: 10 m (33 ft)
  • Ogawa Hoteinoyu
Route from Tokyo (Shinagawa)
  • Shinagawa Sta.JR: 2 hrs 30 min Tokaido Line - Ito Line ¥ 2,310
  • Ito Sta.Walk: 6 min
  • GREAT NATURE TOURS
    Ito Office Bicycle rental: 7 min ¥ 500 per 1 hr -
  • Ogawa Hoteinoyu
Route from Tokyo (Shinagawa)
  • Shinagawa Sta. Odoriko: 1 hr 40 min Non-reserved seat¥ 3,670
  • Ito Sta. Tokai Bus: 8 min for Hagi / Shuzenji Sta. / Shimin Byoin¥ 200
  • Sakuragicho Bus StopWalk: 3 min
  • Ogawa Hoteinoyu
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
  • 2 hrs 52 min ¥ 1,580

  • Shinagawa
  • JR
  • Ito
  • Bicycle rental
  • hot spring
  • 2 hrs 43 min ¥ 2,810

  • Shinagawa
  • Odoriko
  • Ito
  • Bus
  • hot spring
  • 1 hr 51 min ¥ 3,870

  • 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.)
  • GREAT NATURE TOURS Ito Office is located in the basement of the building at the corner of the scrambled intersection next to Tokaikan. Bicycle rental time is from 9:30 to 18:00, and advance reservations are possible for 1-day rental (¥ 2,000).
  • If you are sightseeing in Ito by bus, the Tokai Bus "Ito Sightseeing One-day Pass" may be a great deal. The Tokai Bus that runs in Ito City is unlimited for one day, and costs ¥ 1,500 for adults and ¥ 750 for children.
  • 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 Ogawa Hoteinoyu

(Directions from Ito Sta.)
  1. Exit the station and turn right. Go straight for a while
  2. Immediately after crossing a small bridge, turn left, go 30 m (98 ft) and turn right. Two blocks from there. (Before Daitokan)

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.

"The Seven Deities of Good Fortune" bathhouses tour in Ito Onsen [the 8th bath]

(→ Continuation from the 7th bath, Oka Hoteinoyu. The 1st bath is Ebisu Arainoyu.)
Nishi-san and Kita-san are going around the bathhouses of the Seven Deities of Good Fortune bathhouses in Ito Onsen today. They thought that they had visited all the bathhouses of Seven Deities of Good Fortune at the 7th hot spring, Oka Hoteinoyu, but actually there were two baths of Hotei. In order to complete the bathhouses tour of Seven Deities of Good Fortune, they've come to the other Hotei "Ogawa Hoteinoyu".

Ogawa Hoteinoyu exterior, Ito Onsen

Exterior

From Oka Hoteinoyu to Ogawa Hoteinoyu is a 4 or 5-minute walk. But for Nishi-san, the situation of going into extra time was an unexpected, so the mental damage seems to be great.

Oh, here we are.

... Yeah ...

It's like an apartment house. In the distance, you might not notice it's a bathhouse.

... 'm tired ...

Ogawa Hoteinoyu Hotei relief, Ito Onsen

Hotei relief

The Seven Deities of Good Fortune is a little different than another.

... I want to drink beer ...

Okay, it's the end of today. Let's get in.

First to the undressing room.

Ogawa Hoteinoyu undressing room, Ito Onsen

Undressing room

After all, this is also Showa-like.

Yeah, well, as you would expected, I've got used to the old bathhouse. But it's the same Hotei, this one is calm, you know. There are few customers.

Right. Anyway, let's get in early and go out of it so soon.

Oh? That's unusual ... You wanna go out of it so soon ...

They get into the bathing room. Ogawa Hoteinoyu is a bit unusual. The bathtub is on the wall, not in the center, and is a deformed rectangle.

For just some reason, only Ogawa Hoteinoyu, the Seven Deities of Good Fortune is not a statue but a relief.

Ogawa Hoteinoyu bathtub, Ito Onsen

Bathtub

Oh, this may be a bit unusual.

Ah, the bathtub isn't in the center. And it's not a rectangle.

Enter the bathtub.

Ogawa Hoteinoyu bathtub, Ito Onsen

Bathtub

Oh, deep!

Really! Deep! Why?

You never know ...

Mm, I need to be in a semi-crouching position ... I can't calm down.

The water is soft and feels good, though.

Nishi-san and Kita-san, who came out of Ogawa Hoteinoyu, have really completed the bathhouses tour of the Seven Deities of Good Fortune.

Now, finally, we've completed it!

Oh, really, we did well.

For the time being, why don't you buy and drink canned beer at the liquor store just before?

Agree!

But I thought a little now.

What?

Maybe, in ONE day, it has no need to visit the all of the Seven Deities of Good Fortune?

... Eh? Have you noticed now?

That's why, the going around of the Seven Deities of Good Fortune bathhouses in Ito Onsen has been completed successfully. By the way, can Nishi-san and Kita-san attract good fortune of the Seven Deities of Good Fortune which is worth this hardship?

(June 2015)

The bathtub of Ogawa Hoteinoyu is 78 cm (31 in) deep.

Impression & rating

It's rare in Ito Onsen, the spring quality isn't the Simple hot spring. Hot water feels soft.

2.0 pt

Impression & rating

The bathtub is deep and you need to be in a semi-crouching position, so it's hard to calm down.

0.5 pt

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The Onsen facility

Address
2-17, Suehiro-cho, Ito City, Shizuoka Pref.
Phone
domestic: 0557-36-3655
international: +81-557-36-3655
Web Site
Ito Tourist Association _ Ogawa Hoteinoyu
Bathing hours
16:00 - 21:00
Regular holiday
Thursdays
Charge
Adults: ¥ 250 / Elementary school students: ¥ 50 / Private bath: ¥ 660
Baths
Gender-separated indoor bath, Private bath

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

(Survey date: May 20, 2010)

Spring quality
Sodium / Calcium - Chloride / Sulfate spring (Hypotonic Weak alkaline High temperature spring)
Source
Mixed spring
Oka No. 147, Oka No. 149, Oka No. 191
Temperature
43.6 ℃ (110.5 ℉) in the mixed hot water tank
[air temperature: 21 ℃ (69.8 ℉)]
pH value
7.9
Total ingredients
1.299 g / kg
Perception
Almost colorless, transparent, tasteless, odorless, no gas generation

Today Beer

Craft beer in Izu, Usami Brewery

Craft beer in Izu (Usami Brewery)

The photo shows "Rhine" of the Craft beer in Izu. "Rhine" was a German type beer. In addition to the heavy roasting aroma, it had a flavor like strawberry or raspberry jam. The craft beer of Izu had another types as "Danube", "Molda" and "Thames". (¥ 410 / 330 ml)

However, the Craft beer in Izu seems to have recently been renewed, and now it has a lineup of "Blond", "Gold", "Amber", "Black" and "Golden Ale" etc. Well, what has changed, I have to go drinking again. (→ Usami Brewery website)

  • The descriptions on this page contain personal opinions and are not necessarily objective facts.
  • The information may have changed at present. In particular, the charge and price etc. has often not updated from the time of travel, so check the latest information on the official website.

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