The name of Onogawa Onsen comes from the name of a poet of the Heian period who, according to legends, was a lady of extreme beauty, "Ono no Komachi".
The legend tells that 1200 years ago Ono no Komachi fell sick while looking for her father’s whereabouts. She found a hot spring in this lands, and as soon as she immersed herself into the water, she was healed of her sickness.
There is also a story that tells that Date Masamune whose name was famous in the Sengoku period was extremely fond of this place. Date Masamune had his base in Yonezawa, which is why he is closely related to Onogawa Onsen.
Pipes with hot spring water are placed inside the water, that is how the temperature is passed over from the pipes to the water. This phenomenon is called heat exchange.
The hotel controls the hot spring water temperature using the heat exchange system. We control heat exchange as shown on the graph. Owing to this we can reduce the temperature without reducing ingredients in the hot spring water.
In the hotel we only use the grade-4 spring water containing thick hot spring water ingredients.
|Hot spring water quality||
Hot spring water containing sulfur, sodium, calcium and chlorides.
About 260 drums of water are shared between the three tubs daily.
Hot spring water: 82 degrees Celsius / Appearance: Colorless and non-transparent
Chronic skin deceases, chronic women’s deceases, cuts, diabetes, high blood temperature, arteriosclerosis, burns, physically weak children, neuralgia, muscle pain, stiff shoulders, motor paralysis, stiff joints, contusion, twisted joint, chronic digestive decease, hemorrhoid, excessive sensitivity to cold, recovery from illness, soothing effect, health enhancement etc.
Hot spring in the hotel is open 24 hours a day.
* It cannot be used during cleaning time（9:00 - 12:00）.
Thank you for your understanding! Besides Male tub and Female tub, you can also use the Reserved family bathtub.
Bathing area of the hotel is not as wide as that of the large public bath, however, owing to this you can always enjoy pure spring water.
Male tube and Female tube can be changed in accordance with the reservation condition.
Reserved family bathtub can be used in various ways: by assistants for the elderly, married couples/couples, parents and children etc.
There is no need to make a reservation. When in use, lock from the inside.
* It can only be used by overnight guests, and cannot be used by non-overnight visiting guests.
Komachi no yu, an open-air bath which is a 5-minutes-walk from (the hotel) can be used free of charge only by overnight guests.
Bathing time in spring, summer and autumn is from 6 AM to 6 PM. in winter from 7 AM to 5 PM
Please, bring your towel with you.
* In order to protect the natural environment, visitors are not allowed to use soap or shampoo. Thank you for your understanding!
We try to provide our guests with various services to make your stay comfortable. If you have any troubles or requests, feel free to inform us.。