Santa no Yu Hot Spring (Hitachiomiya City)
This onsen (hot spring baths) is named after Santa. No, not that Santa! This Santa is a gentle giant who appears in a local legend where he helps the town of Morosawa to grow by wishing for the town’s prosperity.
Their a range of baths including a large baths, small cold water pools and an outdoor bath.
Visitors can also enjoy an affordable meal like soba noodles or Japanese-style curry at the on-site restaurant and pick up some local products or souvenirs at the shop.
5071 Morosawa, Hitachiomiya City
By public transport: 15 minutes by taxi from Yamagatajuku station on the JR Suigun Line.
By car: around 50 minutes from Naka IC on the Joban Expressway via Route 118.
HOURS10:00 - 21:00 (last entry at 20:00)
CLOSEDClosed Wednesdays (open Wednesday and closed Thursday if Wednesday is a National Holiday)
Weekends & National Holidays
17:00 - 21:00 everyday