Yugawara Onsen (Yugawara Hot Spring) is a historic hot spring
resort town located between the Izu Hakone mountains and Sagami
Bay. Yugawara has quiet, narrow streets and many picturesque
ryokans and houses. The Chitosegawa River and the Fujikigawa
River flow through the center of the town, and the ryokans
and houses are located on both sides of these rivers. Yugawara
Onsen also has many historical sites. This hot spring town
is connected to the Kamakura Shogunate which was very powerful
in the 13th century. Yugawara Onsen is also popular among women
since its hot spring waters are said to bless women with children.
The "Yukake" or water splashing festival is held
every spring and attracts a lot of visitors from all over Japan.
Important Travel Warning: It takes a long time to go through
customs at Narita International Airport and then travel to
Yugawara Onsen. If your plane lands in the early morning at
Narita International Airport, you can make it to a Yugawara
Onsen ryokan in time for dinner. However, if your plane arrives
after 10:00am you WILL NOT be able to make it in time for dinner.
You should stay at least 1 night in Tokyo and then go to Yugawara
Onsen the next day.
Ryokan with Hot Springs (There is an onsen tax of about 150 yen to 500
yen or more per person at many ryokans)
Price Per Guest Based on Double Occupancy
(See ryokan page for meals included.)