Keio Takaosan Onsen Gokurakuyu

Takahiro Yamazaki

Dec 8, 2016

Worried that a visit to Mt. Takao might get you too exahusted? Fret not!

I know of a nice onsen (hot spring) just adjacent to Takao Yamaguchi Station where you can relax, refresh and re-energize.

The onsen was opened in 2015 and has a variety of baths, like an open-air natural hot spring and a carbonated hot spring (synthetically produced as it is quite rare in Japan).

When I visited, I tried the Japanese cypress bath. Because the room was connected to an outdoor area, it felt very spacious! The sauna was also quite special. It had windows that let rays of light in, really beautifying the place. In total, I paid about 1,000 yen.

Do expect a crowd when you visit as the onsen is very popular.

After your bath, you can go for a massage, take a nap on the tatami floor of the resting area (only in Japan!), or visit the onsen’s restaurant for a delicious meal.

By the end of my session, I felt as if all my tiredness went away! The onsen truly is the perfect place for climbers to relax and recuperate after their climb up Mt. Takao.

高尾山の最寄駅である高尾山口駅に隣接する2015年に開業した温泉施設です。
キレイで、明るく、木のぬくもりが感じられる温泉が魅力的。

地下から湧き出る天然温泉の露天風呂。日本では希少な炭酸温泉を人工的に再現した露天炭酸風呂。
内部には檜風呂(*ただし屋外に繋がっているので開放感があります)。さらに、窓から外の光が射し込むサウナも!

登山での汗を流すとともに疲れも解消できます。
これだけ充実して1000円で楽しめるので、非常に人気です。

入浴後においしく楽しめるお食事処やマッサージ室。ひと眠りできる畳敷きの休憩所など…
まさに登山客にとって最高の環境が整っている、癒しを提供してくれる温泉施設です。

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