For Inherited History and the Next 100 Years

Jigoku Onsen Seifuso is an ancient hot springs location with a history of over 200 years.
We were affected by an earthquake in April 2016. The building then collapsed due to a landslide two months later.
A reconstruction project has begun for Jigoku Onsen Seifuso of the next 100 years while inheriting its history.

Suzumeno-Yu: Changing for the Next 100 Years

Suzumeno-Yu, which is also a symbol of Jigoku Onsen Seifuso, is an extremely rare hot spring even for the major hot spring nation of Japan where hot springs gush up from underfoot. The hot spring that gushes up from underfoot here is extremely fresh. It is a natural hot spring with no heat or water added. We think you will able to feel its efficacy if you take a soak in it. The building collapsed after the earthquake and we could no longer see its future. At that time, when we looked at Suzumeno-Yu gushing up without stop unchanged since the olden days, we thought that we can still try and do something. Suzumeno-Yu is a miraculous hot spring even for us at Jigoku Onsen Seifuso.

Suzumeno-Yu Reborn

It was once considered only natural for hot springs in Japan to have mixed bathing with men and women in the olden days. However, as time passed, this was banned. Nowadays, mixed bathing is only available in a limited number of old hot springs. The same also applies to Jigoku Onsen; it is only Suzumeno-Yu that has had mixed bathing since long ago. This cultured continued as though it was only natural up to the earthquake. Of course, a time slot just for women was established to suit the times, but this was not enough to satisfy everyone. The earthquake then struck and the building collapsed. During this period, there was plenty of time to think about whether to return Jigoku Onsen back to how it was in olden times or whether to restore it anew looking to the next 100 years. Suzumeno-Yu will be reborn in April 2019. Suzumeno-Yu, where anyone can feel free to enter, will become a hot spring you can get into after putting on bathing clothes. We will also build indoor baths where men and women can enter naked separately. This will lead to Suzumeno-Yu being reborn as a spa resort where you can enjoy a hot spring. First, we will start with the reconstruction of Suzumeno-Yu.

Usage Fees

すずめの湯 営業時間

午前10時~午後5時(午後4時最終受付)

定休日 毎週火曜日 (祝祭日は営業します)

※別途振替休日(HP、FB等で告知)

※アクセス道路(村道喜多垂玉線)が工事中の為、昼間のみの通行となります。

通行可能時間 午前8時半~午後6時 (夜間通行止め)

 

すずめの湯 新料金

(平成31年4月16日~元湯・仇討の湯(仮)オープンまで)

大人 1,200円(税込) 貸バスタオル付
子供(小学生) 600円(税込)
幼児 無料
学生割引
(中学生~大学・専門学校)
1,000円(税込) 貸バスタオル付
※学生証提示

 

特別割引サービス

回数券10枚綴り 11,000円(税込)貸バスタオル付
年間パスポート 22,000円(税込)
オリジナルバスタオル付

すずめの湯は着衣での入浴となります。
湯浴み着又は水着をお持ちください。

 

簡易な湯浴み着の販売もございます。

男性用(トランクス)  600円(税込)

女性用(ワンピース)  1,100円(税込)

 

 

<注意事項>

・外湯すずめの湯をご利用の際は必ず湯浴み着をご着用の上ご入浴下さい。
・男女別内湯ご利用の際は湯浴み着を着ずにご利用いただけます。
・昔ながらの温泉場の雰囲気を残すため、洗い場は設置しておりません。
 純粋に温泉に浸かることをお楽しみ下さい。

 

Access

From Aso Kumamoto Airport by Car

Aso Kumamoto Airport
Via Prefectural Road 206
Via Prefectural Road 28
Pass through Tawarayama Tunnel
Turn left at Hisaishi, Minami-Aso Village
Prefectural Road 39
Turn right at National Highway 325
Enter Aso Panorama Line
Prefectural Road 111
There is a sign for Jigoku Onsen on the left;
take the mountain road from there (caution: narrow)
Jigoku Onsen Seifuso

From Kumamoto IC on the Kyushu Expressway by Car

Kumamoto IC on Kyushu Expressway
National Highway 57 (Kumamoto Higashi Bypass)
Turn right at the Tateno signals
Turn right at the Tochinoki signals on National Highway 325
Enter Aso Panorama Line
Prefectural Road 111
There is a sign for Jigoku Onsen on the left;
take the mountain road from there (caution: narrow)
Jigoku Onsen Seifuso