Yunohama Onsen

Yunohama Onsen

Enjoy the stunning sunset view over the sea while relaxing in an open-air bath at this Onsen!

Yunohama Onsen offers luxurious hot spring experiences at hotels facing the Sea of Japan, the perfect location to enjoy a spectacular sunset view while taking a relaxing soak in an open-air bath. The view of the blazing sun setting over the Sea of Japan is awe-inspiring, colouring everything in an orange glow as the sun fades into the sea. Yunohama Onsen is located on the Yunohama Coast whose stunning sunset views have been officially recognised as one of Japan’s 100 most beautiful.

After an excellent hot spring experience, enjoy some of the local specialties made with seafood from the Sea of Japan and fresh vegetables from the rich Shonai plains including bamboo shoots, Dadacha (a type of Edamame) beans, melons and warm fish soup.

The Yunohama Coast is also said to be the birthplace of Japanese surfing. There is a record that local youths rode waves on boards during the Edo period (1603-1868). The vast and shallow stretch of beach is perfect for bathing and water sports.

The nearby Tsuruoka City Kamo Aquarium is nationally renowned for its incredible display of jellyfish. Come and enjoy an ideal coastal holiday!

General Information

Get off at Tsuruoka Station on JR Limited Express Inaho Line and take a bus bound for Yunohama Onsen (40-minute bus ride)

10-minute drive on National Route 112 from Shonai Airport IC on Nihonkai-Tohoku Expressway
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