Yubara Hot Springs

Hot Springs, Japanese Inns & Gourmet Food

Brief Introduction

Yubara Onsen is a hot spring paradise located in Maniwa City with a well-deserved reputation as a picturesque spa town. What stands out about Yubara is its open-air waters set in narrow valleys surrounded by rolling hills. There are traditional inns reminiscent of the popular animated Hayao Miyazaki film “Spirited Away”, and in fact, one of the older inns is reputed to be influential to the design of the inn in the animated feature.

Yubara Onsen is located at the base of Yubara Dam, which creates a rather dramatic view for bathers as well as a unique sense of isolation. Relax in the streaming waters or in one of the gazebos at the spring.

Take a morning walk through the main street of the town as the sunrise accompanies the mist which rises through the trees and cascades through the mountains.

Any time of the year is a good time to go but the summer festival offers a chance to enjoy the splendid colors of the ornate yukata (casual kimono) worn by festival-goers. Winter is also a splendid season to visit, as you can enjoy a hot outdoor bath in snow-covered mountain surroundings.

YUBARA ONSEN GAMURAN
114 Yubara-onsen, Maniwa City
from 11,000-33,000 JPY

PUCHI HOTEL YUBARA RESORT
68 Yubara-onsen, Maniwa City
from 6,500-34,000 JPY

YUNO KURATSURUYA
144 Yubara-onsen, Maniwa City
from 5,500-33,000 JPY

HAKKEI
1572 Toyosaka, Maniwa City
from 13,500-118,800 JPY

YU MEGURI NO YADO
MATSUNO YA KASEN
320-1 Yubara-onsen, Maniwa City
from 5,800-195,000 JPY

YUBARA NO YADO KOMEYA
345-18 Yubara-onsen, Maniwa City
from 5,800~32,940 JPY

YUBARA ONSEN MORI NO HOTEL ROCHEFORT
128-14 Yashiro, Maniwa City
from 4,320~30,672 JPY

YUKAI RESORT YUBARA ONSEN KAGAYA KINOYU
1429-2 Toyosaka, Maniwa City
from 6456~29,598 JPY

Access:
YUBARA – Okayama to Maniwa
BY CAR 1hr 15 mins
BY TRAIN 2 hrs (Take the JR Tsuyama Line from JR Okayama Station to JR Tsuyama Station. Transfer to the JR Kishin Line. Take the JR  Kishin Line to JR Chugoku Katsuyama Station. Take the Yubara Onsen Bus from Katsuyama Station.)