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An Old Style Trip to Shima Hot Spring vol.2 [Enjoying the Restful Footbaths and Public Baths]

Shima has old-fashioned public baths and footbaths.Before relaxing at the hotel room, take a tour around the footbaths, public baths and the natural spring water drinking fountains.

Summary

  • Shima Onsen has 4 footbaths free of charge
  • Choose your favorite from among the6 public baths
  • The people of Shima’s warm hospitality: Feel free to ask to use the restroom at any of the hotels or shops

Hello, this is Fujiko.
This article is the 2nd installment following An Old Style Trip to Shima Hot Spring vol.1「Aboard the Comfort Bus "SHIMA ONSEN GO"」.
After getting a map or “YOTTENBE PASSPORT” at Shima Onsen Association, take a stroll out around the footbaths and public baths.

The map: The footbaths and public baths


FREE FOOTBATHS

The café & souvenir shop “Okinaya” has a free footbath.
Enjoy the footbath while sampling the shop’s selection of sweets and confectionaries.

A: Okinaya’s footbath (free to use)(Shima hot spring ASHIYU)
A: Okinaya’s footbath (free to use)

“Hinatammi Yakushi footbath” with log chairs (nearby Hinatami Yakushi Dou temple).
Treat your feet to a nice rest after walking up the slopes.

B: Hinatami Yakushi footbath (free to use)(Shima hot spring ASHIYU)
B: Hinatami Yakushi footbath (free to use)

“Yuzuriha footbath”
Not only a footbath, the area also features a natural spring water fountain from which visitors are welcome to drink..
The footbath was out of order when I visited, which was a good reminder that it’s always better to check the access information in advance.

C: Yuzuriha footbath and natural spring water fountain(Shima hot spring ASHIYU)
C: Yuzuriha footbath and natural spring water fountain

And the other footbath, D: Yamaguchi Kawane footbath along the riverside.

Footbaths would be nice for someone don't feel right about getting in public baths.


Choose Your Favorite from among the 6 Public Baths

Shima Onsen has 6 public baths.
2 of the 6 are municipal baths (400-500JPY), while the others are free public baths.

“Gomusonoyu” is nearby Hinatami Yakushi temple.

E: Public bath “Gomusonoyu” 9:00-15:00(free to use)(Shima hot spring ASHIYU)
E: Public bath “Gomusonoyu” 9:00-15:00(free to use)

“Kawaranoyu”is located beside the bus stop “Shima Onsen”.

F: Public bath “Kawaranoyu” 9:00-15:00(free to use)(Shima hot spring ASHIYU)
F: Public bath “Kawaranoyu” 9:00-15:00(free to use)

“Kaminoyu”is a 5-minute walk from the “Yamaguchi” parking area.

G: Public bath “Kaminoyu” 9:00-15:00(Shima hot spring ASHIYU)
G: Public bath “Kaminoyu” 9:00-15:00

And the others,
H: Municipal bath “Shima Seiryunoyu” (10:00-21:00/500JPY)
I: Municipal bath “Koshikinoyu” (10:00-17:00/400JPY)

It is also enjoyable to tour around the hot spring baths with appreciating their natural features and scenery.

DRINKING FROM NATURAL SPRING WATER FOUNTAINS

As previously mentioned, one of the drinking fountains is at Hinatami Yakushi nearby the footbath.

The other one is “Shionoyu”.

J: Shionoyu natural spring water fountain (free)(Shima hot spring ASHIYU)
J: Shionoyu natural spring water fountain (free)

Please follow the directions when drinking from the natural spring water fountains.(Shima hot spring ASHIYU)
Please follow the directions when drinking from the natural spring water fountains.

RESTROOMS: A Demonstration of the People of Shima’s Kind Hospitality

You’ll have no trouble finding restrooms since there are several public restrooms.

(Shima hot spring ASHIYU)


(Shima hot spring ASHIYU)



What’s more, several shops and hotels display signs which read “Feel free to ask to use a restroom” outside.

These shop keeper’s hospitality towards tourists impressed me. (Shima hot spring ASHIYU)
These shop keeper’s hospitality towards tourists impressed me.

It is especially gratifying to spend some relax time at the hotel room, while also enjoying walks around the footbaths or public baths between shopping and eating.
Additionally, some hotels open their hot spring baths to guests not staying at the hotel.
In the next installment we’ll walk around Shima Onsen village and explore some of the sightseeing spots. Don’t miss it!

The Shima trip series:

An Old Style Trip to Shima Hot Spring vol.1 [Aboard the comfort bus “Shima Onsen GO”]
An Old Style Trip to Shima Hot Spring vol.3 [Taking a Stroll through Retro Town]
An Old Style trip to Shima Hot Spring vol.4 [Spending Pleasant time at Your Accommodations: Onsen, Tatami Mats & Buffet] with a Featured Hotel List
An Old Style Trip to Shima Hot Spring vol.5 [Local specialties, gifts and souvenirs]

※本記事は、2015/05/19に公開されています。最新の情報とは異なる可能性があります。
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