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Hot Spring Bath with Local Guide

Hakone, Ashigarashimo District, Japan

Experience hosted by Manami

3 hours
Includes drinks, tickets, equipment
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Located in densely forested mountains, Hakone is one of Japan's most famous and beautiful hot spring resorts. We will meet up at Hakone-Yumoto station, and get on a bus for a nice hot spring bath (naked type) together. It takes about 5 minutes ride from the station. When we get to the place, my husband or my male friend will take gentlemen to the men's bath, and I will take ladies to the women's bath . We will explain to you about all the points of etiquette you have to observe and get into the bath together. Don't be shy! I will show you a technique to preserve your modesty with a small towel. There are some nice "rotenburo" (outdoor baths) there. There is nothing more relaxing than soaking in a warm mineral bath in the heart of the forest! After we get out of the bath, we will put on a comfortable cotton robe called yukata and then the ladies and gentlemen will join up again. We will go to the relaxation room and take it easy. After all that, we go back to Hakone-Yumoto station by bus. The entire process takes about 3 hours. If your party is only female, it might be more flexible. Please ask me through a message.
Other things to note
Please let us know before booking if you have any tattoos, or suffer from fever, heart disease, TB, cancer, kidney disease, severe anemia, or if you are pregnant. We may not be able to take you.
Located in densely forested mountains, Hakone is one of Japan's most famous and beautiful hot spring resorts. We will meet up at Hakone-Yumoto station, and get on a bus for a nice hot spring bath (naked type) together. It takes about 5 minutes ride from the station. When we get to the place, my husband or my male friend will take gentlemen to the men's bath, and I will take ladies to the women's bath . We will explain to you about all the points…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    Refreshing cold tea.
  • Tickets
    A ticket for the spa
  • Equipment
    Towels and "yukata" bath robes.
From $129
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Manami

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 5 Reviews
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Hi, I'm Manami. I'm a Japanese woman and my husband is British. We like meeting people and sharing Japanese culture. We love hot spring baths and are proud of the culture, but we have noticed that many foreign visitors are too shy to experience a hot spring bath. We think that is a shame! We would like to guide you to a very beautiful one.
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Where you'll be

We will go to a nice hot spring bathhouse in the forest in Hakone. The hot water is simple alkaline hot spring. There are various kinds of outside baths and a spacious indoor bath. There is a sauna for ladies and a steam bath for gentlemen too. Taking a bath in the forest will be a memorable experience for you.
Christopher
June 2019
Manami and her husband were both extremely kind during the experience and even made sure I managed to get on my train home afterwards. Going to an onsen is not new to me, but I enjoyed it much more with company.
Alejandro
June 2019
Excelente experiencia. Manami fue un amor de persona. Muy atenta en todo momento a las necesidades de los dos además de hacernos sentir como en casa. Las elección de aguas termales fue deliciosa. Estoy sumamente contento.
Alison
March 2019
Manami and Tom were a lot of fun and incredibly knowledgeable. I felt very comfortable throughout. They shared personal knowledge well beyond our Japan’s bath day that informed the rest of our trip in japan and made a big wonderful impact on our whole trip. I look forward to returning and signing up for her cooking classes.
Manami and Tom were a lot of fun and incredibly knowledgeable. I felt very comfortable throughout. They shared personal knowledge well beyond our Japan’s bath day that informed the…
Kurtis
March 2019
This was a unique and enjoyable experience that would difficult to do for the first time without a guide. Our hosts made us feel like locals and taught us valuable skills for our next visit.
Thomas
March 2019
Above and beyond expectations! That’s my experience visiting the hot springs (onsen) with Manami - in a nutshell of course. Manami really thought about every little detail preparing for this experience, something I’ve noticed in her communication ahead of the actual experience. Just like it was for me, the onsen will most likely be a first timer for you too. Manami - and her friend whom she brought along - took every measure to prepare me for the traditional onsen experience. From explaining the purpose of onsen, the traditions before going into the onsen, to bringing along suitable towels and even a bathrobe and kimono! Everything was well planned, which for me as an onsen rookie and first time visitor of Hakone was all I was hoping for. Talking about transport, the pick-up place and time were very convenient, the bus ride was short but long enough to get to know Manami and the group, and get comfortable before arriving at the onsen. The same goes for the way back by the way. I could go on and on about why you have to book this experience with Manami, but I’ll just say this: If you are new to Japan, new to Hakone, visiting Tokyo, you love nature, have never heard of hot springs, aren’t extremely shy (and even then..), you want to experience one of Japan’s many traditions with a real local, or if you’re looking for something unique to do while staying in the Hakone region, and so on: BOOK this now - it’s an experience of a lifetime, Manami will make sure of that!
Above and beyond expectations! That’s my experience visiting the hot springs (onsen) with Manami - in a nutshell of course. Manami really thought about every little detail prepari…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 6 and up can attend.