Another famous onsen on Hachijo Island. This one is all the more remarkable because it’s free! Despite this it is probably the most aesthetically pleasing onsen on the island: one bath into which a stream of natural spring water flows from a rock waterfall with a view that looks about 20 meters down onto a small stream and vegetation.

The steps leading down with a handwritten sign to the left explaining the rules
The view from the edge of the bath
The single changing room

Because it is just one bath it is mixed bathing, which means you need to wear swimming gear (there is a single changing room at the side of the bath). While it does feel a little strange bathing in swimming trunks, the design of the bath is beautiful and because of its slightly difficult to reach location you might be the only one there!


Japanese
ゆとりの湯裏見ヶ滝温泉
Where?
Hachijo
Type
Natural onsen
What's it got?
Open-air baths
Mixed Bathing
Tattoos allowed
Admission
Free
Hours
10:00-21:00
What Else?
There is a shower hose by the side of the onsen, but you are not allowed to use soap or shampoo. You need to wear swimming gear (not allowed to enter the bath naked because it is mixed bathing)
Address
1246 Nakanogo Hachijo-machi, Hachijojima, Tokyo 100-1623
 

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