Oct. 27, '12

おさるの湯 (Osaru no Yu)

Address: 由布市狭間町高崎628-1
Open: 5:00 till 23:00
Price: Adults: 300 yen; children: 150 yen
Website: http://www10.plala.or.jp/osarunoyu

Osaru means monkey and this onsen is located on the foot of Oita's famous "monkey mountain" Mt. Takasaki. Two groups of monkey live on the mountain, so you may see a monkey on the way to the onsen.

The bath is located in a very remote area, so it may be difficult to find. We were lucky to have my wife's mother guide us. It seems there are different kinds of baths. We used the rotenburo, which was very hot. It probably has a nice view of the mountain, although I am not sure because we went at night.

Statue of a monkey at the entrance

Entrance to the rotenburo

Shop that sells locally produced vegetables.

Sorry, I couldn't take pictures inside the bath.

Rotenburo Kazoku buro Outside Beppu Average price Sauna Amenities Kyūshū Onsendō Oita-ken

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