Mar. 14, '11

松の湯 (Matsu no Yu)

Address: 大分市生石港町2-1-10
Open: Summer: 16:00 till 23:00; winter: 15:30 till 23:00
Price: 350 yen

Facade of Matsu no Yu.

Matsu no Yu is a nice, old onsen in the west of Oita city. There were two baths: a hot one and a very hot one. I didn't mind the temperature much. We couldn't bathe very long anyway: the parking lot we were parked at was closing soon.

The reason I liked this place is because it had many interesting details. For example in the bathing area there was a small stone table with two chairs. I also liked the fact that the onsen water was coming from the mouth of a sculpted lion. My wife said there was a tiny sauna (the size of a small fridge) in the women's changing room. Not sure if there was one in the men's area too. I may have missed it because of its size.

Enjoy the pictures:

Entrance to the women's bath.

The changing room.

Two baths... the one on the right was too hot!

No idea what the purpose is, but it looks nice.

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