Akazawa Onsen-kyo, Akazawa hot spring township, is located in Ito, Japan. Ito, like the famous surrounding areas Atami and Hakone, is well-reputed for ample hot springs. It is also called “DHC onsen”, as the Japanese cosmetic company DHC is the owner of the township and provides high quality amenities that other hotels do not provide, attracting visitors to this place. Akazawa Onsen-kyo is located near Akasawa Beach, and boasts various facilities such as a hotel, hot springs, bowling alleys, tennis courts, and a fitness gym, provide a luxurious vacation environment for families and couples.
Welcome to Akazawa Onsen-kyo!
A great thing about Akazawa Onsen-kyo is that it is easily accessible from Tokyo by car or by train. If you are looking for a weekend get-away from a busy Tokyo city life, this could be a great choice for you.
Located by Akazawa Beach, you will enjoy the 2-hour train ride from Tokyo, as it will bring you to beautiful Japanese coast sceneries.Seeing the changes in scenery from a city, a suburban area, to a beach resort, definitely is a fun and exciting experience! Once you get off a train at Izukogen station, there is a free shuttle bus which will take you directly to the hotel. It is just 10 to 15 minutes ride from the station. If you are traveling by car, there is a large parking space which can fit 160 cars. Izu is a popular destination for Japanese weekend travelers, thus as well as cars, you are likely to see many motorcycle riders traveling in groups enjoying the beautiful scenery, relaxing in the onsen, and getting some fresh seafood caught in the area.
The view from the hot spring!
The high-light of your visit to Akazawa Onsen-kyo is definitely the hot spring! Japanese media has often chosen Akazawa hot spring as one of the country’s must-visit hot springs, because of the incredible view from the rotenburo, open-air bath. It faces the Pacific Ocean and you almost feel like you are taking a bath in the ocean.
It is like the famous Singapore Marina Bay Sands roof top pool and it is not rare to hear the customers giggling about the fact that they feel like they’re in Singapore! Good news is that even if you are not staying at the hotel, you can still take a bath here. On weekdays, you pay 1,230 JPY (10 USD) and on weekdays and holidays, you pay 1,640 JPY (14 USD) to enjoy a day of relaxation. You also have the option to take a private bath there.
Enjoy what Ocean has to offer!
Staying at Akazawa Onsen-kyo, you feel so close to the ocean. The view you see from the room, from the hot spring, and from the restaurants. is simply incredible. The oceanic view is really relaxing and you can for sure forget about your busy work life. As well as the ocean, you are also surrounded by rich green mountains so the air seems fresh as well. Of course, a sunny blue sky makes everything even more special, but, even in cloudy days, you will be guaranteed to have a refreshing and relaxing time. This great atmosphere may help stimulate your appetite! In various restaurants in Akazawa Onsen-kyo, you can find locally caught seafood, which you have to try if you stay at this hotel.
More than a hotel!
What makes Akazawa Onsen-kyo special is the various facilities in the township. The hotel is a part of large land filled with many fun and relaxing faculties, which makes your vacation even more exciting. There is even a bus, which takes you from the hotel, to the hot spring, and to the spa so if you do not want to walk around, you can always use a bus. This bus also takes you to and from the nearest station, Izukogen so if you want to get out of the township, it is also possible. You can of course walk around the township as well and visit other facilities like the spa in the picture above. This spa is co-ed, thus you have to wear a swimsuit to use the facility. The spa uses deep sea water and holds special spa services at the sauna like löyly (bathing style from Finland) so it will definitely spice up your vacation if you want more than just a hot spring.
Akasawa onsen as DHC onsen
Akazawa Onsen-kyo is also called “DHC onsen”. It is because the Japanese cosmetic company, DHC, is the owner of the township. DHC is most well-known for its health and beauty products, and staying at Akazawa, you will be using DHC products as amenities at the hotel, fitness gym, hot spring, swimming pool, and the spa. For people who enjoyed their amenities, you can visit DHC shop by the spa at greatly discounted prices. From shampoo to dietary supplements, you will find a wide offer of products. At this shop, you could get something for yourself or find a souvenir for your loved ones back home. Of course, they have more souvenir shops so you can find something from the local area as well.
Akazawa Onsen-kyo, for those who love hot springs!
Akazawa Onsen-kyo is a highly recommended place to visit if you are big into hot springs. The view is incredible and that might be enough to make you visit, but there is more to it! If you are a kind of person who want to do more than relaxing in a hotel room, this township offers various options to relax and also to get active. It would be a great place for couples to have a romantic time and also a great place for families who have different needs for kids, parents, and grandparents traveling together.
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