A Hot Spring "Hikawago Asahanoyu at Mikawaya Ryokan" in Okutama Tokyo 東京 奥多摩 氷川郷麻葉の湯 三河屋旅館(Onsen 温泉)

温泉 Hot spring - 三河屋旅館 氷川郷麻葉の湯 Hikawago Asahanoyu, Mikawaya Ryokan - 東京 奥多摩Sightseeing

I present you a Tokyo ryokan hot spring. A ryokan 旅館 is a type of Japanese style inn. Mikawaya Ryokan 三河屋旅館 has a good hot spring. The use of the hot spring in this ryokan is not limited to ryokan guests.

If you want to go hiking in Tokyo for a day. I would recommend the Okutama 奥多摩 area because there are several tracks for beginner hikers. After a day of hiking, you can take the hot spring at the ryokan located near Okutaka 奥多摩 Station.

About this hot spring

温泉 Hot spring - 三河屋旅館 氷川郷麻葉の湯 Hikawago Asahanoyu, Mikawaya Ryokan - 東京 奥多摩

Good things about this hot spring

  • It takes only 5 minutes walk from Okutama 奥多摩 Station.
  • When I went there it wasn't crowded with hikers. Maybe, this hot spring is not well known to hikers. However, I went there on weekday.
  • There was no chlorine smell. They officially says that they add it to the water, but I think they do only slightly.
  • It is not open-air bathroom but there is a beautiful river view.
温泉 Hot spring - 三河屋旅館 氷川郷麻葉の湯 Hikawago Asahanoyu, Mikawaya Ryokan - 東京 奥多摩

The bathtub (bathroom) is not large, but I was really relaxed. When I was staying in the bathroom for about 1 hour only two more people came in, and they quickly finished bathing. I spent most of the time with no other customers. So I was able to take these pictures.

If you are embarrassed to take Japanese style bath, this place would be good for you, because maybe there are less people than other popular hot springs. 

温泉 Hot spring - 三河屋旅館 氷川郷麻葉の湯 Hikawago Asahanoyu, Mikawaya Ryokan - 東京 奥多摩

The bathrooms are separated for men and women.

温泉 Hot spring - 三河屋旅館 氷川郷麻葉の湯 Hikawago Asahanoyu, Mikawaya Ryokan - 東京 奥多摩
  • It's mixed hot water comes from a hot spring and a normal water supply.
  • The water is heated.
  • The water in the bath is filtered and reused.
  • Some chlorine is added for sanitary reasons.

I think the quality of this hot spring water is clean and good. They also have good facilities such as shower, hair dryer and so on.

Information

温泉 Hot spring - 三河屋旅館 氷川郷麻葉の湯 Hikawago Asahanoyu, Mikawaya Ryokan - 東京 奥多摩
温泉 Hot spring - 三河屋旅館 氷川郷麻葉の湯 Hikawago Asahanoyu, Mikawaya Ryokan - 東京 奥多摩

Accommodation name
Hikawago Asaha no Yu, Mikawaya Ryokan
氷川郷麻葉の湯 三河屋旅館

  • Admission to the hot spring
    1000 yen
    It doesn't include a towel. (Optional fee) You can bring yours.
  • Shampoo and body soap are free in the bathing room.
  • Business hours for non-guests
    11:30 am - 4:00 pm (It is irregularly changed.)
  • There are English instruction sheets about the hot spring at the front desk.
  • There is no locker in the changing room. You can leave your valuables at the front desk.

Website

【Official】Mikawaya Ryokan

Oktama 奥多摩 Information Website
(There is information center in front of Oktama Station.)

一般社団法人奥多摩観光協会
一般社団法人奥多摩観光協会 奥多摩町観光案内所

Sightseeing Maps and Hiking Maps
観光マップ・ハイキングマップ

一般社団法人奥多摩観光協会
一般社団法人奥多摩観光協会 奥多摩町観光案内所

I walked this trail from Kori 古里 Station to Okutama 奥多摩 Station.
Ohtama Walking Trail 大多ウォーキングトレイル
https://www.okutama.gr.jp/site/map/pdf/ohtama.pdf

This trail is officially closed since October 16, 2019 because of typhoons.

Trail condition around Okutama (in Japanese)
https://www.tokyo-park.or.jp/nature/okutama/2019/40561.html

Photos were taken in September 2019.


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(This video is not recorded in Mikawa Ryokan.)

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