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Hotel Kazurabashi or Iyaonsen? 2018/12/28 19:52
hello,

where to stay in iya valley

hotel kazurabashi
hotel iyaonsen

do they both have mixed baths?

thanks
snk-freak
by snk-freak (guest)  

Re: Hotel Kazurabashi or Iyaonsen? 2018/12/29 08:30
Please try google before asking.

https://www.iyaonsen.co.jp/en/spa/#section08

baths are not mixed gender, except the private bath.

Try google with the other one.
by LikeBike rate this post as useful

Re: Hotel Kazurabashi or Iyaonsen? 2018/12/29 09:50
Donft know.
Do you want to stay in a place where you take a funicular railway to the bottom of a valley to go to the riverside onsen, or not?
by Winter Visitor rate this post as useful

Re: Hotel Kazurabashi or Iyaonsen? 2018/12/29 11:58

I have been to both. If I were to return zecJ would be my choice.
by . (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Hotel Kazurabashi or Iyaonsen? 2019/1/2 15:25
Iya onsen is a little bit of the track in case of sightseeings isnt it?
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Re: Hotel Kazurabashi or Iyaonsen? 2019/1/2 15:27
I have been to both, too, and also prefer the Iyaonsen. It is one of the most unique hotels in all of Japan.
by Uji rate this post as useful

Re: Hotel Kazurabashi or Iyaonsen? 2019/1/2 18:35
I've stayed at both and while Iya Onsen is a bit more expensive/luxury style and has the funicular down to the onsen, the Kazurabashi also has a little funicular UP to its rotenburo area and I actually thought the view from the rotenburo there was one of the best I've ever experienced in Japan.

I also thought the food was excellent at Kazurabashi and enjoyed dinner around the irori. They also had a performance of min-yo during dinner, which was enjoyable.

That said, the rooms are probably a bit better/more interesting at Iya Onsen and of course, it's right next to the 'Manekin Pis', if that's of interest.

The Kazurabashi is closer to the vine bridges themselves though without a car, neither place is particularly accessible...
by wakarahen rate this post as useful

Re: Hotel Kazurabashi or Iyaonsen? 2019/1/2 21:05
do the hotels still have all baths accesible? i have read that iyaonsen has a private bath now? is it that near the river bank?
by snk-freak (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Hotel Kazurabashi or Iyaonsen? 2019/1/2 21:15
> do the hotels still have all baths accesible?

Yes, AFAIK and from their websites, it seems that all the baths at both hotels are open as usual.

For your info, here's a photo I took of the rotenburo at Hotel Kazurabashi a few years ago:

https://ibb.co/K54nCnG
by wakarahen rate this post as useful

Re: Hotel Kazurabashi or Iyaonsen? 2019/1/3 15:38
are there not some private use only baths?
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Re: Hotel Kazurabashi or Iyaonsen? 2019/1/3 16:49
are there not some private use only baths?
Yes, you can clearly see that even with a picture of the private rotenburo in the very first link I posted.

Beware though how to reserve (if possible at all) the private bath. Just check the hotel webpage or call/email them. In some cases you might be able to reserve it upfront. In my experience however it is more like a first comes first serves pattern. In some cases you can reserve upon check in, in some cases you just need to get lucky to be there in situ at the right moment when no one is using it.
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Re: Hotel Kazurabashi or Iyaonsen? 2019/1/3 18:36

https://www.iyaonsen.co.jp/en/spa/#section07
Yamagiri-no-yu ( Kashikiri) is available for a fee. We did not try.
by lostintranslation (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Hotel Kazurabashi or Iyaonsen? 2019/1/3 21:53
is it a problem to go into the bath with a tribal tattoo in the shoulder?
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Re: Hotel Kazurabashi or Iyaonsen? 2019/1/4 15:57
which hotel is better as a hub for trekking tours?
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Re: Hotel Kazurabashi or Iyaonsen? 2019/1/8 15:23
anybody?
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