Accommodations ・ Hot Springs ・ Tourist Information Centers

There are many hot springs in Yamaguchi city, starting with Yudaonsen hot springs, which is for the skin’s beauty and told to be found by a white fox.

Accommodations ・ Hot Springs

Yudaonsen / Yuda Hot Spring

The legend tells that long ago the then head priest of Kumano Shrine observed that a white fox that was injured visited the shrine’s pond every day to put his paw in the water. Intrigued by this unusual scene, the priest examined the pond and noticed its waters were warm...
To remember this story, many of the streets of Yuda-onsen district are decorated with cute statues of foxes, welcoming visitors to town.
Yuda-onsen’s thermal source is very appreciated by hot spring lovers: its alkaline waters dissolve excess oil and old skin cells, so after a soak your skin will get velvety smooth and you’ll feel refreshed!
Apart from the baths at the various onsen establishments, ryokan and hotels, there are six “ashiyu” (footbaths) in the Yuda-onsen area that you can use for free.

There are six “foot baths” in the Yudaonsen area, and everyone is free to use them.

Yudaonsen Map(PDF)

A map with Yudaonsen Tourist Information Center as a present location

Other Hot Springs

Yuda-onsen might be the largest hot spring resort in Yamaguchi city - but it’s certainly not the only one. There are many other hot spring areas around the city, waiting for you to discover them!
The three most popular are:


This hotel’s rotenburo (open-air bath) is situated in a prime location overlooking the Seto Inland Sea. Feel the cool sea breeze as you relax in the hot water!
You can also enjoy the views from its terrace, or visit its restaurant, famous for its Japanese tiger prawn dishes, locally farmed in Aio.
Opening hours: 10:00 – 19:00 (12:00 - 19:00 on Wednesdays)
Admission: 560 yen

Ajisu Hot Spring

Ajisu Hot Spring is one of the rare hot springs in Japan that contain radium, which makes the water slightly radioactive but on a miniscule level. This It is said to improve the metabolism and boost the body’s immunity.

Ganjyoju Hot Springs

Located in the border with Shimane prefecture, this recently renewed facility is part of a “michi no eki” (Japanese roadside station) where you can also purchase local produce, snacks and souvenirs.
Its radium hot spring is located near a quiet forested area.
Opening hours: 9:00 – 21:00 (Closed on the 3rd Wednesday)
Admission: 510 yen


There are many accommodations in Yamaguchi City mainly in the Yudaonsen area. Please stay and make your trip memorable.

Youth Hostels in Yamaguchi City

Paltopia Yamaguchi TEL.083-923-6088

Yamaguchi Youth Hostel Yamaguchi Kokasya TEL. 083-928-0057

Foot baths / Yunokaori Street Aiosou

Tourism Information Centers

JR Shin-Yamaguchi Station Tourist Office – North Gate

A new information desk about tourist spots and cultural & sports events in Yamaguchi city and Yamaguchi prefecture has opened at the new JR Shin-Yamaguchi Station Tourist Office – North Gate, with multilingual staff to provide support to foreign visitors.

Open 9:00~18:00
TEL 083-902-0037
Address Yamaguchi-shi, Ogori-Shimogo 1291-14
Bussiness Holiday None
Parking Space North Gate parking area (free up to 15 min)
JR Shin-Yamaguchi Station Tourist Office – North Gate

JR Shin-Yamaguchi Station Tourist Office – South Gate

Tourist office located by the shinkansen gate at JR Shin-Yamaguchi, Yamaguchi prefecture’s gateway. Its staff will provide you with information about Yamaguchi city and all its surrounding areas. English-speaking staff (available at certain times only). Accessible from both inside and outside the platform area.

Open 9:00~18:00
TEL 083-972-6373
Address (2F Shin-Yamaguchi Station Shinkansen gate) 1357 Shimogo Ogori, Yamaguchi city
Bussiness Holiday None
Parking Space Available (Shin-Yamaguchi Parking Lot First 15 minutes for free) Other Free Wi-Fi available.
Shin-Yamaguchi Tourist Information Center

Yamaguchi Tourist Information Center

Located on the ground floor of JR Yamaguchi Station, provides information mainly about central Yamaguchi city and its surrounding areas.

Open 9:00~18:00
TEL 083-933-0090
Address (1F Yamaguchi Station) ,2-1 Sodayu-cho, Yamaguchi city
Business Holiday None
Parking Space Available
Yamaguchi Tourist Information Center

Yudaonsen Tourist Information Center

Located in the middle of the Yuda-onsen hot spring district, this bright building with a large glass façade has a relaxed and friendly ambience.

Open 9:00~19:00
TEL Tourism Information / 083-901-0150 Accommodation / 083-922-1811
Address 2-1-23 Yuda-onsen, Yamaguchi city
Business Holiday None
Parking Spaces 3
Note Bathroom ・ Computer ・ Free wi-fi available.
Yudaonsen Tourist Information Center

Kozan Park Tourist Information Center

This tourist information center, opened in April 2008 , is located in front of Kozan Park, which is home to Rurikoji Temple and its five-storied pagoda (National Treasures)

Open 9:00~18:00
TEL 083-934-6630
Address 6-11 Kozan-cho, Yamaguchi city
Business Holiday None
Parking Space Available
Note Bathrooms ・ Computers ・ Free wi-fi available
Kozan Park Tourist Information Center

Yuda-Onsen Welcome Square "Kitsune no Ashiato"

Apart from providing visitors with tourist information, this facility includes a café, an art gallery, and different areas in which to take a break while soaking your legs in the warm hot spring water. Opened in March 2015.

Open 8:00 – 22:00
TEL 83-921-8818
Address 2-1-3 Yuda-onsen, Yamaguchi city
Business Holiday None
Parking Space Available
Note Bathrooms ・ Free wi-fi available
Yuda-Onsen Welcome Square

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