Life is a series of encounters. And every journey ends in new encounters.
People who feel like old friends, even at the first meeting.
Friends met by chance, when you are thinking how much you miss them.
Meetings, partings, and reunions; travel is life condensed, a cycle that engenders wonderful drama and joyful times spent with people you love. In our hearts, we treasure every meeting, because we know that they might never happen again.
It is with these thoughts that we welcome our guests.
If you are considering a visit to Yuya Hot Springs in Gero, we hope that you will choose to stay with us.
Proprietress of Sengakukan.
|Guest Rooms||10 Japanese-style, 1 Japanese/Western combined
*Two rooms have attached open-air baths)
|Dining Halls||Orizuru (100-tatami) Himeshaga (20-tatami) Uchoran (12-tatami)|
|Baths||Indoor rocky baths (men’s and women’s) / 100% pure hot spring bath / Private open-air bath|
|Other||Lobby (poet and calligrapher Mitsuo Aida gallery), Relaxation Room, Parking|
|Check-in||From 2:30 pm|
Soaking in a hot spring surrounded by nature is a supreme moment, available only to overnight guests. Relax in private with friends and loved ones.
Candle lanterns cast a warm glow in the cool evening air. Birdsong and the falling dew welcome the morning. In winter, snowflakes fall silently around you.
Recommended at any time of the day or year.
*Private open-air bath is available for reservation (for up to 30min.). Please inquire at check-in for available times.
The bath on the left is the “Cider bath”, 100% pure, cool, carbonated spring waters flowing directly from the source. Experience the unique pleasure of carbonated bubbles on the skin.
The water is not too hot, but it still warms you from within. Enjoy this moment of rest and relaxation. Carbonated mineral water flows from a tap at the entrance of the rocky bath.
Osaka Natural Carbonated Spring Water
＜High concentration of carbonated spring＞
Sometimes called “cider spring water” because of the heavy carbonation, this natural onsen gives you the chance to soak in bubbling water.
Since olden times, the carbonated waters have been said to be better for your stomach than any medicine. Unusual among healing spring waters, they are good for drinking, cooking, and bathing.
The carbonation expands blood vessels and improves blood flow, helping overall circulation and reducing blood pressure. Sometimes, the spring is called “water for the heart.”
The water warms the body from deep within, and is recommended for those who suffer from chronic chills and stiff joints.
Have a glass of the water after your bath. The water stimulates the stomach, bowels and overall metabolism, giving your skin a healthy glow and aiding in weight loss.
We use the water in our cooking and cocktails so our guests can enjoy all the health benefits of the carbonated spring waters even without going into the baths.
*Upon request, we can provide guests with water in plastic bottles. You can use the water as you like. Drink it at our inn, or save it and take it home with you.
Experience the changing seasons in your guest room. Listen to the soothing flow of the river.
See the luxuriant, fresh greenery as soon as you step inside. Feel the natural coolness from the woods and stream. Brilliant fall colors, crisp, glittering snow: each season presents a new face.
Families and groups can relax in the spaciousness of connected guest rooms.
Enjoy the water and view whenever you like in the attached stone bath.
Soak away the fatigue of the journey as you luxuriate in your own private space.
Seasonal offerings from the local countryside.
Savor the refined simplicity of familiar tastes that appeal to all five senses.
*Dishes change depending on the season.
Smooth tofu immersed in carbonated spring waters, baked under a blanket of soft natural Japanese yam. We have been serving this traditional recipe since our ryokan was first founded.
Hida beef and char shabu-shabu
Thin slices of selected Hida beef and char briefly dipped in simmering carbonated spring waters.
Warmed local sake poured over grilled char. Afterwards, savor the liquor steeped with char umami.
The rare carbonated waters of the Sengakukan are said to be better for the stomach than medicine. Enjoy our healthful drinks.
Spring “Sakuraso” (Primrose)
Summer “Tsuyukusa” (Dayflower)
Autumn “Waremoko” (Burnet)
Winter “Yukiwariso” (Hepatica)
Let our hostess recommend a seasonal cocktail made from carbonated spring waters as an aperitif before your meal.