Our perfectionism with providing clea bathwater and in the optimum condition.
It is the strong determination of Hyotan Onsen to enable you to experience the very best of fresh natural hot spring any time you visit.
Commitment to hot water
Hyotan Onsen originated from a hot spring which the founder dug for the compassion of his wife, Matsu, suffering from rheumatism.
“I want to ease her pain by bathing in onsen,” his consideration for her encouraged him to make a rock bath in a shape of a hyotan, which started everything about Hyotan Onsen.
The founder, Junsaku, traveled around Japan to gather materials, such as crooked logs and rocks, in order to make a hyotan-shaped bath and observatory. He respected Toyotomi Hideyoshi, a16th-century great samurai leader, who allegedly liked hyotan or gourd.
The founder’s omotenashi, hospitality made up of concern, consideration and sense of fun is still alive.