Niibo Katagami Onsen (hot spring)

Oldest hot spring for medical treatment in Sado found by Emperor Juntoku(the waters with healing properties)

With a history of 800 years, Niibo Katagami Onsen is rumored to have been frequented by Emperor Juntoku in the 13th century. Onsen bathing in this area is said to have originated when a samurai warrior tried using the water after he saw a white heron (or toki, as some people claim) treat its injuries at the onsen. Known as "the waters with healing properties," Niibo Katagami Onsen is frequented affectionately by many local people.

  • Ryokan (Japanese-style Inn)
  • Use of bathing facilities only
1111 Niibo Katagami, Sado, Niigata 952-0103
Telephone Number
Official site
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Payment Methods
Credit cards not accepted:
Assistance in Foreign Languages
Not available
Wednesdays (open in the case of a public holiday)
Hot Spring
Use of bathing facilities only
Maximum Capacity
Large bathrooms for men and women, each with a maximum capacity of 30 people
Health Benefits
Considered to be beneficial for neuralgia, joint pain, bruises, sprains, stiff shoulders,  chronic skin diseases, chronic entheropathy, recovery from fatigue, convalescence, etc.
Use of bathing facilities only
Bath fees
Adult 500JPY, Child 250JPY (also allows entry to Sagi no Yu)
Hot Spring quality
Sodium chloride spring
Hot Spring temperature
General Accessibility
Not Available
Transport Access
Ryotsu Port Approx 8 by car
Nearest bus stop
Tennoushita(Minamisen (South Line)) Approx. 10 minutes on foot from bus stop