Our scenic open-air bath, “Irihi-no-yu.”

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Ryokan Yamadaya makes full use of free-flowing, natural hot spring water that comes straight from the source.
We have a rooftop scenic open-air bath (“Irihi-no-yu”) and indoor baths (the “Giyaman baths”).

Natural hot spring spas with free-flowing water straight from the source

Take a soak while gazing out at the evening sun as it descends into the far reaches of Tachibana Bay in “Irihi-no-yu,” our scenic open-air bath made from Japanese cypress.
Among the numerous natural baths derived from Obama Hot Spring, Irihi-no-yu is renowned for its marvelous views and offers an extreme luxury that can only be found at Yamadaya.

After coming here and being in the habit of watching the setting sun, one shan’t forget the setting sun upon the sea

      Mokichi Saito in Obama

Mokichi Saito in Obama

Our scenic open-air bath, “Irihi-no-yu.”

As it descends towards the horizon line of Tachibana Bay, with each passing moment, the beautiful evening sun changes its color.
At Ryokan Yamada, we are proud to offer our guests the momentary bliss of spending time relaxing while soaking in our Japanese-cypress, scenic open-air bath.

[Bath hours] 3:00 pm–7:30 pm (gender-separated), 6:00 am–9:00 am (gender-separated) 7:30 pm–11:00 pm (rental reservation required, time availability: 30-60 minutes)

You can see a 360° panoramic view of Irihi-no-yu with Google Indoor Street View.

The Giyaman Baths

The Giyaman Baths are Jacuzzis that have been furnished with Nagasaki-style stained-glass windows featuring a vibrant expression of light.
Take your time and fully enjoy these indoor baths where you can relax at your own pace.

  • Giyaman Bath (Men’s)
    [Bath hours]  3:00 pm–midnight, 6:00 am–10:00 am
  • Giyaman Bath (Women’s)
    [Bath hours]  3:00 pm–midnight, 6:00 am–10:00 am

About Ryokan Yamadaya’s Hot Spring Spas

Ryokan Yamadaya’s open-air bath was introduced on a television program as part of a segment on baths that offers magnificent views in Kyushu.
Our one-of-a-kind open-air bath is free to enter until sunset and can be rented for use after sunset (7:30 pm–11:00 pm) (reservation required/free).

Bath entrance fees (day-use bath)

●Scenic open-air bath (Irihi-no-yu): Adults 800 yen (includes towel rental fee)
●Indoor baths (Giyaman baths): Adults 500 yen (includes towel rental fee)
 Reception hours: 12:00 pm–8:00 pm
 ※Priority is given to hotel guests, so we may refuse entry to some people when the baths are crowded.

About the Obama Hot Spring

With a temperature of at 105°C, the Obama Hot Spring is the hottest hot spring in Japan, and it is an abundant source of water, yielding 15,000 tons of hot water per day.
The Obama Hot Spring is a sodium chloride spring, giving the waters properties that help your body retain heat after getting out of the bath.
Spring quality: Chloride-containing salt-water spring
Temperature: 105°C (Japan’s hottest)
Efficacy: Nerve-related ailments such as stiff shoulders and lower-back pain, women’s diseases, rheumatism, respiratory diseases, gastrointestinal diseases, etc.