Day 27: Yunotani Onsen (湯之谷温泉)

The main building of Yunotani Onsen

A cottage separate from the main b\uidling

Yunotani Onsen is located rather close to Maegami-ji Temple. It has a nice old-fashioned hot spring inn atmosphere. When I arrived at the reception desk, they told me that the main building was getting old and the Japanese-style room I had reserved was under construction, so they had prepared a room separated from the main building.

Cozy Japanese modern style room at Yunotani Onsen

It was just before 3 p.m. and I was thinking of walking advance and taking the train back to make tomorrow’s route easier, but I was so tired and the room was great, so I decided to stay here and relax for the day.

It has mixed atmosphere with old Onsen-inn style and Japanese modern style cafe/room

The hot spring here is a little green, and it warms me up very quickly when I’m in it. The hot spring smells slightly like sulfur, which is a nice touch. I was told that it is open after 8:30 in the morning, so I decided to take another bath at night.

Dinner was really tasty

The lady in charge of breakfast looked bit like the female comedian Ocarina. She said, “If you’re doing pilgrimage on foot, you should eat plenty” The breakfast was really good, and the seasonal citrus juice from Ehime soaked into my body. As we talked about various things, she even made me rice balls for lunch, saying “Don’t tell anyone ;)” As was the case yesterday, I was grateful for the warm-hearted hospitality of the lady.

Hotel fee8250 JPY
Personal rating★★★★★
Yunotani Onsen