Most visitors to Kinugawa Onsen overnight at one of the large hotel ryokan overlooking the Kinugawa River. Each of the ryokan has its own baths, some of which are open to non-staying guests during daytime. Additionally, there are several public baths that are open to anybody. A few free ashiyu (foot baths) can also be found around Kinugawa Onsen.
Additional hot springs can be found in nearby Kawaji Onsen farther up the river, as well as in Yunishigawa Onsen and Okukinu Onsen, two rustic hot spring destinations in remote side valleys.
Located about a 15 minute walk from Nikko Edomura, Yudokoro Suzukaze features nice outdoor baths overlooking a wooded area and the Kinugawa River. This onsen has hot and cold baths, and a sauna available, in addition to a restaurant and rest areas.
Kinugawa Onsen Koen Iwaburo
Hours: 10:00 to 21:00 (Admission until 20:30) Closed: Tuesdays (or following day if Tue is a holiday), New Year holidays Fee: 510 yen
Kinugawa Onsen Koen Iwaburo is a public bath with stone-lined outdoor baths. The bathhouse is conveniently located a short walk from Kinugawa Koen Station.
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