“Awanoyu”, the milky open-air hot springs in Shirahone
A long-established inn in Shinshu Shirahone Onsen, “Awanoyu” has a vast open-air bath with a milky white water source.
Hot water of Shirahone that flows down from a high wall to a large rock bath surrounded by a calm Japanese-style building and garden. It is a colorless and transparent hot spring that has just springed out, but in an open-air bath, it shines in a pure white or bluish milky white depending on the time of exposure to air, temperature, humidity, and how the sun shines.
The carbonated spring at around 38 ℃ enhances the bathing effect. It is timeless to look at the plants in the garden and the white cloudy water that shines beautifully in response to the sun. “Awanoyu” is the second choice while watching the snow and autumn leaves.
Main building: Mixed bathing open-air bath, gender-specific indoor bath, gender-specific outdoor bath
10:30 am ー 1:30 pm（Leave before 2:00 pm）
Adult (more than junior high school students) 1,000 yen
From 3 years old to elementary school student 600 yen
※Rental fee: Towel 100 yen, bath towel 700 yen
Shinhotaka Onsen is located a little deeper in Okuhida in Gifu Prefecture. Along the river there is a communal open-air bath surrounded by giant rocks. It is an open-air bath where you can enjoy a refreshing feeling that is integrated with nature, such as overlooking the river from a bathtub as if a part of a river.
Tel +81 578-89-2614（Okuhida Onsen Town Tourism Association）
8:00 am ー 6:00 pm Open everyday
May be closed when the river increases.
Closed from wintertime to springtime (October 31 to late April).
Donation for cleaning of about 300 yen
Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall
After driving the gravel road about 30 minutes by car from Shiretoko Goko, there is a hot spring waterfall that flows down the slope. A natural athletic field where you can enjoy climbing in the hot springs and playing in the water while wearing clothes or changing to swimwear.
There is a parking lot right next to the waterfall, so we recommend that you prepare for the waterfall there before you go. There are places as deep as a shallow bath, so you can fully enjoy yourself by preparing.
- Arriving at the waterfallPrepare well in the car
Change into clothes that can be wet and sandals that can be fixed to the heel.
Minimize valuables and avoid getting wet.
- Go up to the waterfallSlipperly! Play carefully.
Walk up the slippery steep road along the river.
Enter the river and play outside the restricted areas.
To go up, there is a fast or steep slope, so walk carefully.
- Back to the carReady to go home
The spring quality is strongly acidic, so you should wash it with water.
The feet are dirty on the down slope, so wash with water.
Change your clothes and get home without catching a cold.
Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall
Tel +81 152-24-2114（Shiretoko Nature Center）
Scheduled from May 31 to late October (※2019)
From 16:00 on July 31st to August 25th, due to congestion, private car regulations. (walking and bicycles are allowed)
Shuttle bus service only from August 1st to August 25th.