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Ito Onsen Wada Jurojinnoyu

Ito Onsen Wada Jurojinnoyu

2-7-24, Takenouchi, Ito City, Shizuoka Pref.

The birthplace of Ito Onsen, which began at the end of the 16th century. It's called "Wada-no-Oyu", that is colorless and transparent hot water, was liked by Shogun and poets.

Wada Jurojinnoyu exterior, Ito Onsen
Wada Jurojinnoyu bathtub, Ito Onsen Wada Jurojinnoyu Jurojin statue, Ito Onsen Wada Jurojinnoyu goodwill, Ito Onsen

A large amount of colorless, transparent, simple hot water is gushing from the center of the bathtub.

Located in the center of Ito City, easy to stop by during sightseeing in Ito Onsen.

The oldest hot spring in Ito, that was opened by a headman of Wada Village (of that time) in 1598 (before the Edo period). It is also dedicated to the third generation Shogun TOKUGAWA Iemitsu, and ranked higher than other communal baths. It is said that the poet TANEDA santoka in the Taisho era also liked this onsen bathhouse.

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: 13 min 1 km (0.6 mi) Difference in elevation: -3 m (-10 ft)
  • Wada Jurojinnoyu
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: 6 min ¥ 500 per 1 hr -
  • Wada Jurojinnoyu
Route from Tokyo (Shinagawa)
  • Shinagawa Sta. Odoriko: 1 hr 40 min Non-reserved seat¥ 3,670
  • Ito Sta. Tokai Bus: 4 min ¥ 170
  • Wadayu-kaikan Bus StopWalk: 0 min
  • Wada Jurojinnoyu
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 53 min ¥ 1,580

  • Shinagawa
  • JR
  • Ito
  • Bicycle rental
  • hot spring
  • 2 hrs 37 min ¥ 2,810

  • Shinagawa
  • Odoriko
  • Ito
  • Bus
  • hot spring
  • 1 hr 44 min ¥ 3,840

  • 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 Wada Jurojinnoyu

(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. Cross the bridge
  3. Turn left at seven-eleven store (in front of Hotel Dankoen), and 80 m (262 ft).

bus stop: bus stop

Map and bus stop of Ito Onsen Wada Jurojinnoyu 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 3rd bath]

(→ Continuation from the 2nd bath, Bishamonten Shibanoyu. The 1st bath is Ebisu Arainoyu.)
Nishi-san and Kita-san are going around the bathhouses of the Seven Deities of Good Fortune in Ito Onsen today. The third bathhouse is "Wada Jurojinnoyu" which is about 8-minutes walk from Bishamonten Shibanoyu. Because they coming from the direction of Shibanoyu, they've arrived at the behind of the building, not in front.

Wada Jurojinnoyu Jurojin statue, Ito Onsen

Jurojin statue

Oh? There is a Namako wall ... Oh, That's a signboard of Wada Jurojinnoyu. Here we are.

Oh, there is a Jurojin statue. Boy, this is ... This building is still new too.

Wada Jurojinnoyu exterior, Ito Onsen

Wadayu Hall exterior

Right, but that's big too. I expected a more common feels buiding.

Well, the bigger wouldn't be bad. Look, it says "Wada-no-Oyu". It probably means a big bathtub.

Wada Jurojinnoyu goodwill, Ito Onsen

Goodwill

Jeez, does "Oyu" mean so that? I don't think it's correct ...

Yes, surely. That's a good thing, you know.

Well, OK. Let's leave it at that.

The two get into the building. The undressing room has a neat impression.

Wada Jurojinnoyu undressing room, Ito Onsen

Undressing room

Certainly it's new, and laid-back.

No doubt. In short, not a business for tourists.

Get into the bathing room. A typical Ito communal bathhouse style with a bathtub in the center and washing areas around the bathtub.

Well, the bathing room is big, right?

It's big for a communal bathhouse. And it's clean and neat. Good.

Yeah, I like the clean feeling. Looks like the bathtub is made of black granite.

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)

This is Namako Wall.

Namako Wall

Jurojin is the deity of longevity. The temple related to Jurojin is Saiseiji in Otonashi Forest in the central part of Ito. About 5-minute walk from Wada Jurojinnoyu.

The current Wadayu Hall has opened in 2008.

The bathtub has a hot water spout at the bottom of the center. It's a common style in the communal bathhouses in Ito Onsen.

Wada Jurojinnoyu bathtub, Ito Onsen

Bathtub

Yeah, it's a lot of overflowing. With hot water spouting from the pipe in the center, the surface of the water is rising, isn't it?

Oh! That's a bit too hot ...

True, it's a bit hot. But this is just right for the hot water character, I'm sure. It's nifty that going out of the bath quickly after refreshing with this fresh hot water.

That's right. Then, let's go out of the bath now.

No, wait! Wait a minute! I've just got in, and just a little more, to enjoy this plenty of onsen water flowing,

It's nifty that going out of the bath quickly after refreshing. You don't get it!

Umm ... well ... right ... then ... let's go out of it ...

OK. If you don't do it quickly, you won't go around all the Seven Deities of Good Fortune!

Nishi-san, who was tricked by Kita-san, wanted to enjoy a little more of the hot water of Wada Jurojinnoyu, but he has pulled himself together and headed to the next Seven Deities of Good Fortune, "Matsubara Daikokutenjinnoyu". (→ Continue to the 4th bath, Matsubara Daikokutenjinnoyu)

(June 2015)

The source of Wada Jurojinnoyu is where the old Wadayu Hall was built. By the way, both Wada Jurojinnoyu and Shibanoyu are managed by Kusumi Property ward, and the source is the same.

Impression & rating

The hot water is colorless, transparent and has few features, but it's good that the amount of hot water is large and fresh.

1.5 pt

Impression & rating

It's a little restless when there are many customers, but I feel so good to see the hot water gushing up from the center of the bathtub.

1.0 pt

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The Onsen facility

Address
2-7-24, Takenouchi, Ito City, Shizuoka Pref.
Phone
domestic: 0557-37-0633
international: +81-557-37-0633
Web Site
Ito Tourist Association _ Wada Jurojinnoyu
Bathing hours
14:30 - 22:30
Regular holiday
Wednesdays
Charge
Adults: ¥ 300 / Elementary school students and under: ¥ 100
Baths
Gender-separated indoor bath
Equipments
No shampoo etc.

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

(Analysis date: Aug. 19, 2014)

Spring quality
Simple hot spring (Hypotonic Weak alkaline High temperature spring)
Source
Mixed spring (Oka No. 281, Oka No. 128)
2-2-16, Takenouchi, Ito City, Shizuoka Pref.
Temperature
52.8 ℃ (127.0 ℉)
pH value
8.2
Total ingredients
0.771 g / kg
Perception
Colorless, transparent, tasteless, odorless

Today's Detour

Benzaiten Jurojin
Bishamonten Fukurokuju
Daikokuten Ebisu
Hotei Yunohana shopping street flag

Going around the Seven Deities of Good Fortune with hot water pouring

(Photo From the above left)
Benzaiten (Benten): the deity of financial fortune, music, and art
Jurojin: the deity of longevity
Bishamonten: the deity of war and victory
Fukurokuju: the deity of wisdom, luck, and longevity
Daikokuten: the deity of commerce, agriculture, and prosperity
Ebisu: the deity of success in business
Hotei: the deity of happiness, contentment, and good fortune
Yunohana shopping street flag

The Seven Deities of Good Fortune are dotted around Yunohana shopping street. Because it's an onsen town, so if you find out one, let's pour to it some hot water.

  • The descriptions on this page contain personal opinions and are not necessarily objective facts.
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