Iwai Hot Springs

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Boasting 1,200 years of history, this hot spring is known for some of the oldest waters in the San’in area. To maximize the effect of the hot spring, immerse yourself for several hours while dousing yourself with the ladle and singing the ‘counting song’ (a unique tradition passed down from the Edo period). Running alongside the Gamou River, the rows of sturdy wooden houses in the ryokan district bring back a sense of the halcyon days.

Type 49.8-degree sulfate waters; provides relief for rheumatism, nerve pain, arteriosclerosis, and many other complaints.



Guide to Onsen Ryokan in Iwai:


An inn of long standing, with the fragrance of wood and a traditional atmosphere. The interior of the garden features an elegant rotemburo available by reservation.

536 Iwai, Iwami-cho, Iwami-gun, Tottori TEL 0857-72-1515 http://www.akashiya.to/



A veteran three-floor ryokan of traditional wood, infused with a folk-art atmosphere. Its hot spring is rated as one of the best in the nation.

544 Iwai, Iwami-cho, Iwami-gun, Tottori TEL 0857-72-1525 http://www.iwaiya.jp/



Immerse yourself in the healing waters of the cypress bathhouse or open-air bath.

546 Iwai, Iwami-cho, Iwami-gun, Tottori TEL 0857-72-1431 http://www.hanayaryokan.com/


Onsen to Visit in the Iwai Hot Springs Area

Yukamuri Onsen:  521 Iwai, Iwami-cho, Tottori TEL 0857-73-1670 Open all year

Takisan Onsen: 110 Tonomura, Ooaza, Iwami-cho, Iwami-gun, Tottori TEL 0857-72-8337 Closed Tuesdays (following day if any national holiday falls on a Tuesday) and the New Year’s period.


Basic Info

TEL 0857-72-1515 : Iwai Onsen Ryokan Kumiai (Akashiya)
Access 10 min. by bus from Iwami Station. 40 min. by car from Chuugoku Expwy Sayo JCT-Tottori Expwy Tottori IC.

Access Map

Timetable (Flight/Train/Bus)


  • Hot Springs
  • GeoPark
  • Tottori-Sakyu Conan Airport
  • JR Tottori Station