Kimita Mori-no-izumi Onsen

Alkaline hot spring north of central Miyoshi on the road to the Kimita Origami Museum and Kannose Gorge.

Kimita Onsen [君田温泉森の泉] is part of the Forest Kimita roadside rest stop which also offers lodging, a restaurant and a small art gallery dedicated to the heartwarming works of local artist Hara Michio. Apparently, the water, which comes from a single source, changes color day by day. As well as a large indoor bath, there is a nice outdoor area from which you can view the mountains. As well as a standard rotenburo outdoor bath, there are a couple of individual ceramic tubs that are continually filled from the source, which are kind of cool.

Opening hours

  • Day trip 10:00-21:00
  • Hotel guests 10:00-23:00, 06:00-08:00

3rd Tuesday of the month and the 4th Tuesday in August and December (unless that falls on a national holiday when the closed the following day). Checking the homepage is advised if planning to visit on a Tuesday!

Bath price

  • Adult: ¥600
  • Elementary school and younger: ¥300
  • 3 and under: Free
  • Face towel ¥150
  • Bath towel ¥50 (rental)

25 minutes by car from Miyoshi IC [三次IC]on the Chugoku Expressway (take Route 375 and 39 from the IC)
20 minutes by car from Miyoshi JR Station [三次駅] (Route 39)
3 minutes by car from Kuchiwa IC [口和IC] on the Onomichi-Matsue Yamanami Kaido

Address: 311-3 Izumi-yoshida, Kimita-cho, Miyoshi-shi, Hiroshima-ken
Address in Japanese: 広島県三次市君田町泉吉田311-3
Tel: 0824-53-7021
Fax: 0824-53-2119
URL: [ja]

Paul Walsh

Paul arrived in Hiroshima "for a few months" back in 1996. He is the co-founder of and loves running in the mountains.