A Warm, Welcoming Hostel in the Heart of Historic Tsuchiyu Onsen
Easy immersion into local hot spring culture
Japan's deep tradition of bathing need not be daunting — especially at Yumori Onsen Hostel by Sansuiso. In the heart of the quaint hot spring town of Tsuchiyu Onsen, this warm, welcoming environment is the perfect spot from which to discover the joys of the area's ancient waters. Dating back over 1,400 years, these natural alkaline springs offer long-cherished beautifying properties. And even the inked guests among you can unwind with peace of mind in the hostel's large public bath or private tubs — all of which are tattoo-friendly.
With six styles to choose from, you're sure to find a room to suit your needs. Whether you prefer to relax in traditional Japanese tatami rooms or bed down in plusher surrounds, enjoy tranquil quarters overlooking a gently flowing river and leafy forest. A wheelchair accessible suite, spacious group rooms, and budget-friendly dormitories are also available.
Whip up a meal in the sleek shared kitchen and chat with fellow guests in the comfortable wide lounge. Browse the library's extensive collection of English and Japanese books and enjoy a quiet moment over an aromatic coffee or craft beer.
And English-speaking staff on hand make bookings and local advice a breeze.
Located in Bandai-Asahi National Park, natural wonders abound. Hike the scenic trail from Onuma to Menuma marshes, with their glassy waters reflecting the changing seasons — alongside magnificent autumn foliage, the area welcomes flourishing dogtooth violets, mountain azaleas, waterlilies, and cherry blossoms. Stroll through the streets of the charming hot spring resort town and treat your feet to a well-deserved soak in the many public foot baths. Or, to experience local craftsmanship first-hand, paint your own wooden Kokeshi doll in a nearby workshop.
Accessing Yumori Onsen Hostel is easy with their complimentary shuttle bus service to and from Fukushima Station — itself, a smooth 90-minute Tohoku Shinkansen bullet train ride north of Tokyo.
YUMORI ONSEN HOSTEL by Sansuiso