Saki No Yu

An ancient hot spring is mentioned in the “Nihon Shoki (Chronicles of Japan)” and the “Manyoshu”. You can enjoy a relaxing time with a view of the sea.

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A hot spring with a superb view

It used to be known as ”Muro Hot Spring”, and Empress Saimei and Emperor Jito visited the hot spring, which is mentioned in the oldest history book in Japan, Nihon Shoki, and in Japan’s oldest waka poetry anthology, Manyoshu. It made Muro Hot Spring famous among the imperial families and aristocracy and gradually became a standard stopover spot for visitors to Wakayama on their pilgrimage to Kumano.

Aside from the historical background, the quality of the spring water must be mentioned as well. The natural salt spring water is transparent, and is said to be effective for neuralgia, arthritis, chronic skin diseases, and women’s diseases. The location along the Pacific Ocean is also a unique attraction. While soaking in the open-air bath, you can enjoy the magnificent view of the ocean. The waves sometimes splash against the rocks and create white sprays. You can feel the remains of the original rocky beach bath, where the hollows of eroded sandstone were used as bathtubs. Enjoy the dynamic and spacious atmosphere.

Currently, only the outdoor baths are open all year round. Towels are available for purchase (200 yen), so you are welcome empty-handed. It’s a great place to stop by.


  • A historic hot spring known to have been visited by emperors.
  • A natural salt spring with rich efficacy.
  • The view of the ocean while bathing in the open-air bath is magnificent.


  • The open-air bath with a spectacular view of the sea

    The open-air bath with a spectacular view of the sea

  • The elegant appearance of the stone structure.

    The elegant appearance of the stone structure.


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Name in Japanese
Postal Code
1668 Yuzaki, Shirahamacho, Nishimurogun, Wakayama
No holidays (temporary closures may occur)
Business Hours
8:00am-5:00pm, 7:00 am-7:00pm (July 1st-August 31st), 8:00am-6:00pm (April 1st - June 30th, September 1st - September 30)
3 years old and up: 500 yen
From Shirahama Station on the JR Kisei Main Line, take Meiko Bus for 15 min to Yuzaki Bus Stop, then walk 5 minutes.
Credit Cards
Not accepted
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Official Website (Japanese)