1. Niibo Katagami Onsen (hot spring)
Ryokan (Japanese-style Inn) Use of bathing facilities only

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.

Facility Basic Information

1111 Niibo Katagami, Sado, Niigata 952-0103
Official site
WEB  facebook 
Payment Methods
Credit cards not accepted 
Assistance in Foreign Languages
Available  Wi-Fi internet access is available.
General Accessibility
Not Available 
Satellite TV
Transport Access
Ryotsu Port Approx 8 minutes by car
Nearest bus stop
Tennoushita (Minamisen [South Line]) Approx. 10 minutes on foot from bus stop

[Amenities] Towel: 150 yen, Bath towel: 100 yen, Razor: 50 yen, Toothbrush: 50 yen, Shampoo/Conditioner/body soap available (free)
[Services] Coin-operated massage chair, foot massage machine (for a fee), play space for kids, large television, large hall (free)
[Shops] Vending machines (soft drinks, alcohol, bottled milk), pot noodles, bread, ice cream, snacks
[Dining room] Closed
[Other] Room hire (reservation required), free pick-up bus service (available for groups of 10 or more on a reservation basis)

Wednesdays (open in the case of a public holiday)
Transfer Service


Hot Spring

Use of bathing facilities only

Maximum Capacity
Large bathrooms for men and women, each with a max
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

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