Introduction to Yunoura Onsen

The first hot spring in Shikoku to be designated as a national recreational hot spring
Yunoura Onsen

Yunoura Onsen has long been known as a therapeutic hot-spring resort with high-quality hot springs containing radon and fluorine.
It was the first hot spring resort in Shikoku to be designated as a "National Recreational Hot Spring Resort" by the Ministry of the Environment because of its natural environment and its suitability for health and recuperation.

Tourist Information

Sightseeing spots around Yunoura Onsen

  • Sunrise Itoyama

    [19km(Approx. 30 min. by car)]

    The starting point for cycling at the foot of the Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge.
    You can enjoy the sea breeze all over your body and a spectacular view of the Seto Inland Sea from the bridge. Bicycles can be rented at the Central Rental Bicycle Terminal adjacent to Sunrise Itoyama.

  • Kurushima Strait(Imabarikita IC)

    [16.4km(23 minutes by car, 1 hour and 7 minutes by bicycle)]

    The Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge spans the 4-km wide Kurushima Strait between Oshima and Imabari.
    From the bridge, which is approximately 78 meters above sea level, visitors can enjoy aerial walking while viewing the Kurushima Straits, one of the three major tidal currents in Japan and a famous scenic spot in the Seto Inland Sea National Park, and cycling on rented bicycles.

  • Kirosan Observation Park

    [28.3km(Approx. 40 min. by car)]

    It commands a panoramic view of the swirling Kurushima Kaikyo Straits and the Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge, the world's first triple suspension bridge. The night view of Imabari City is also magnificent.

  • Kurushima Strait rapids viewing boat

    [25.4km(Approx. 30 min. by car)]

    Tide watching boats allow visitors to experience the tidal currents of the Kurushima Straits, known as one of Japan's three most rapid tidal currents.
    The fierce tides of the Kurushima Straits are as fierce as a river you can raft, and the whirlpools and foaming seawater that loom before you are overwhelmingly powerful.

  • Yoshiumi Ikiikikan

    [25.2km(Approx. 30 min. by car)]

    Located at the foot of the Oshima side of the Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge, this roadside station is an ideal rest stop along the Shimanami Kaido.
    Seafood barbeques served around a charcoal grill can be enjoyed while enjoying the view of the Seto Inland Sea stretching out before you.

  • Murakami Pirates Museum

    [33.2km(Approx. 45 min. by car)]

    A museum where visitors can learn the story of the Murakami pirates, recognized as a Japanese Heritage Site, in a fun and easy-to-understand way.
    The museum exhibits many valuable historical and cultural materials related to the Murakami pirates.

  • Oyamazumi Shrine

    [49.0km(Approx. 50 min. by car)]

    〜Mishima Navy〜
    There are also armor of Minamoto no Yoshitsune and Minamoto no Yoritomo, and a national treasure sword of Omori Hikohichi, a general of Ashikaga Takauji who beheaded Kusunoki Masanari in the battle of Minatogawa River.

  • Imabari Castle

    [10.0km(Approx. 18 min. by car)]

    The castle is a coastal plain castle with seawater drawn into an unusual triple moat designed by Takatora Todo, a master castle builder.

  • Aeon Mall Imabari Shintoshi

    [11km(Approx. 20 min. by car)]

    The mall concept is to introduce Shikoku's first fashion brands, international sundries, and imported foods as the seventh and final island connecting the six islands that make up Shimanami.
    In the food and beverage zone, visitors can enjoy "food" using local ingredients.

  • Towel Museum

    [7.5km(Approx. 11 min. by car)]

    The world's first facility to fuse towels and art.
    There is also a full lineup of itinerary tours and stores.

Tourist Spots in Ehime Prefecture

  • Dogo Onsen

    Dogo Onsen was the first hot spring recorded in Japanese history, and its elaborate Meiji-era bathhouse was the motif for the anime "Spirited Away.
    Dogo Park is located in Dogo Park with a moat built on the ruins of a medieval castle. Around the park, restaurants, cafes, and stores are lined with tourists dressed in yukata, giving the park the atmosphere of a small hot spring resort.
    Dogo Park, the ruins of a medieval castle, is a place for relaxation.

  • Matsuyama Castle

    Matsuyama Castle is one of the 12 castles with a castle tower built in the Edo period (1603-1867). Located on a hill in the city, it enjoys an excellent location overlooking Matsuyama, the Seto Inland Sea, and Mt. Ishizuchi, the highest peak in western Japan.
    The castle is very well preserved, and inside there are many interesting exhibits of weapons, armor, architecture, and feudal life.

Floor Map


Western-style room

Enjoy a comfortable time in a bright room with pleasant sunlight.
Spacious twin-bed Western-style room.
We will arrange a room suitable for the number of people.

Size 27 square meters

Capacity 1 to 3 persons

Japanese-style room

These rooms are in a pure Japanese style with a calm and serene atmosphere.
Spacious 10-mat Japanese-style room. The type of room changes slightly depending on the number of guests. Please spend a relaxing time in a quaint and quiet atmosphere.

Size 10 tatami mats

Capacity of 2 to 5 persons

Japanese-style Western-style room

We recommend this room, which combines the best features of a Japanese-style room and a Western-style room into one.
We have Western-style rooms with twin beds and Japanese-style rooms. The type of room changes slightly depending on the number of people. These rooms allow you to rest and relax in the space of your choice.

Size 50.5 square meters

Capacity of 2 to 6 persons

Room Facilities

  • Free Wifi
    (entire building)

  • bath

  • toilet

  • TV set

  • phone

  • hot water dispenser

  • tea set

  • refrigerator

  • dryer

  • floor lamp

  • iron

  • humidifier

  • Toilet with washing machine

  • body soap

  • shampoo

  • rinse

  • towel

  • bath towel

  • trouser press

  • yukata

  • slipper

hot spring

Guide to Yunoura Onsen

This is the first hot spring in Shikoku to be designated as a "National Recreational Hot Spring Area" by the Ministry of the Environment.

Although Yunoura Onsen is a relatively new hot spring developed in 1977, it has long been known as a therapeutic hot spring because of its high quality hot spring containing radon and fluorine.
Yunoura Onsen is located almost in the center of the Seto Inland Sea National Park, on a hill and land with the Sakurai Coast of white sand and green pines in the front and Mt.
The region has a mild, oligo-rainy Seto Inland Sea-style climate, with little influence from typhoons or monsoons, which makes swimming in the sea and forest bathing an enjoyable experience.
It was the first hot spring resort in Shikoku to be designated as a "National Recreational Hot Spring Resort" by the Ministry of the Environment because it is blessed with a natural environment and is ideal for health rest and recuperation.

Spring Quality Information
Spring quality
Hypotonic, slightly alkaline cold mineral spring(Simple weakly radioactive spring)
spring temperature
19 degrees
Neuralgia, muscular pain, joint pain, frozen shoulder, motor paralysis, stiff joints, bruises, sprains, hemorrhoids Chronic gastrointestinal disorders, convalescence after illness, relief from fatigue, sensitivity to cold, health promotion

Open-air baths and large baths

Bathing time
15:00 - 24:00 / 6:00 - 9:00
Public bathhouse, outdoor bath, choice of shampoo, water server, shower bench, wheelchair for bathing


Kaiseki cuisine

Seafood from the Kuraishima Straits, a Tantalizing Seasonal Delicacy
The violent and complex currents of the Kurushima Straits are a treasure trove of marine delicacies.
Please enjoy local delicacies such as seafood dishes and Hourakuyaki, which retain the boldness of the naval era.

★ You can also book a food upgrade! ★

  • Seikai no Zen

  • Shiosai no Zen

  • Grade No.1 Takumi Kaiseki

Bespoke dishes

★ This is available for those who wish to enrich their gourmet experience. ★

  • grilled abalone

  • Iyo beef steak

  • Fried okoze

Children's Cuisine(Example)

  • Cooking for toddlers(3-6 years old)

  • Gozen for elementary school students(7-11 years old)

dinner time
17:30 - 21:00(Last order at 20:00)


Breakfast time
7:30 - 9:00 (Last order at 8:00)

Dining Hall(impression)


Imabari towels are available at the store on the first floor.
Hours of operation: 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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