Large communal bath that color is dark, and leaves Kyushu maximum, architecture of Edo period

Sakura-yu

Wooden hot spring "Sakura-yu" of portliness which record will remain as tea dealer of Hosokawa feudal lord approximately 370 years ago now. Old feature was the same, and, after great remodeling of the early period of Meiji, Motoyu of Yamaga who had been loved as citizen's hot spring was regenerated here. We reproduce architecture for Edo period including "hot water of dragon" which form of unique roof which crossed on the entrance and cross of the north and south with Chinese gable, your guest of honor used as much as possible. Please thoroughly enjoy overwhelming scale and flavor not to be able to taste in other hot springs.

Bathing guidance

Ladies' bath

Large communal bath where it blows, and space spreads out with force that wooden beam and pillar showed. Of course hot water with reputation is flowing constantly from the source in the mellow feel toward the hometown. You lean on the back of bathtub, and please enjoy hot water.

Men's bath
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  • Business hours: From 6:00 to 24:00
  • Closed days: Every month third Wednesday (in the case of holiday weekdays, the following day)
Admission
Adult (more than junior high student. We agree as follows) 300 yen
Child (lower than primary schoolchild 3 years old or older. We agree as follows) 150 yen
Person with a disability (adult) 150 yen
Person with a disability (child) 80 yen
Coupon (12 pieces of spelling) of adult (250 yen per one piece) 3,000 yen
Coupon (30 pieces of spelling) of adult (200 yen per one piece) 6,000 yen
Coupon (12 pieces of spelling) of child (125 yen per one piece) 1,500 yen
Coupon (30 pieces of spelling) of child (100 yen per one piece) 3,000 yen

Hot water of dragon

Preparation appropriate for your guest of honor.

  • Visit time: From 9:00 to 17:00
  • Closed days: Every month third Wednesday (in the case of holiday weekdays, the following day)

"Hot water of dragon" made as Gozenyu for lord features floor of marble that checks are smart and ceiling picture of dragon. It is room for display, but there is value of kori ttashitsuraiha seeing.

Rest room

After having enjoyed hot water, slowly.

  • Use time: From 9:00 to 17:00
  • Closed days: Every month third Wednesday (in the case of holiday weekdays, the following day)

Person taken a bath by Sakura-yu can use rest room which can eat and drink. Heart including tatami mat and dining table is space of preparation of the sum to feel at ease, and would you like to draw breath?

Reference library

We read the history of Sakura-yu.

  • Visit time: From 9:00 to 17:00
  • Closed days: Every month third Wednesday (in the case of holiday weekdays, the following day)

We display the history of yamaga hot springs which will date back now more than 800 years ago with illustrated map or photograph. We can know the historic change of Sakura-yu.

Tourist information center

Hospitality that can enjoy Yamaga more

  • Use time: From 9:00 to 17:00
  • Closed days: Every month third Wednesday (in the case of holiday weekdays, the following day)

In Sakura-yu, there is tourist information center where we collected sightseeing information of Yamaga tightly. Other than brochure and information magazine, we perform rent-a-bicycle, town walk yukata rental (seasonally limited). Please drop in before sightseeing casually.

Sightseeing rent-a-bicycle

  • Rental time: From 9:00 to 17:00
  • Rental fee (until four hours): E-bike 540 yen, normal bicycle 320 yen

Rent-a-bicycle is recommended to sightseeing in Yamaga-shi! Are you not keenly aware of nature and the history, culture of Yamaga while making cycling?

Visiting Yumachi, Yamaga set (yukata rental) (until the end of September, 2016)

  • Set contents: Yukata rental (it includes yukata, obi, waist cord, clogs, dressing) +8,000 generations seat, garden lantern folk handicraft building admission ticket + Sakura-yu taking a bath ticket
  • Rental set rate: Woman 4,000 yen (tax-included), male 5,000 yen (tax-included)

Do you not take a walk through the Yamaga city in yukata? After having observed Yachiyoza and Yamaga lantern museum, take off in Sakura-yu, and soak in hot spring, and can relax; is advantageous; is bundled. Please order wanting yukata rental to the information desk staff.

※We may not observe Yachiyoza by event. In that case, it becomes yukata rental and set rate discounted by 500 yen of Sakura-yu taking a bath ticket.

Wheelchair rental

  • Rental time: From 9:00 to 17:00
  • Rental fee: Free of charge
  • Rental number: One

Free rent wheelchair so that anyone including one where elderly person and foot are inconvenient can enjoy sightseeing in Yamaga in peace. If you like, please order to the information desk staff.

※As number is limited, you want and may not attach.

The history of Sakura-yu

Revival story of hot springs of beautiful woman feeling the history of 370 years

Edo period

Higo Hosokawa feudal clan first generation feudal lord of the Kumamoto lord of a castle, Prince Tadatoshi Hosokawa liked hot spring of Yamaga very much and built Ochiyaya that became the origin of Sakura-yu in 1640 (Kanei 17). In the case of completion, it is recorded to Hosokawa feudal clan order that we invited great swordsman Musashi Miyamoto. In addition, in Yamagamachi illustrated map drawn in 1763 (Horeki 13), state of that time is indicated.

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Was anxious about public bath (hot spring for general public) becoming obsolete narrowly; "Egami Tsu direct" "Jin Inoue Juro" both of them contributed ichisenkan (the present 200 million yen equivalency), and great repair for approximately two years was carried out. We receive support of Prince Governor of feudal clan at the time, Morihisa Hosokawa and civic cooperation and are completed in 1872. Sakura-yu was reborn as citizen hot spring.

Leader, Sakamoto of Dogo Onsen was great repair of 1898 when we invited Hachiro again and built 2-story rest area, sound of boiling water in a teakettle building. Ridge of hot water, next hot water of dragon just made "hot water of pine" and was considered to be hot water (guest hot water) of dragon, hot water (most) of pine, colored leaves hot water (the second prize), Sakura-yu (the third prize). Bathroom was expanded in the north side, and being heavy and "the Chinese gable entrance" which we did were made at this verge.

We expanded Sakura-yu bathroom in the south side and enlarged the entrance and locker room of Chinese gable. By this repair, we kept the Chinese gable entrance to the north and south, and characteristic structure of Sakura-yu maximum of "cross cross structure" was completed.

Floor of bathtub and washing space of Sakura-yu was put up, and there were glass window and glass sliding door between bathroom and locker room, and change of form of bathtub and pillar in bathtub were removed. Hot water and colored leaves bath of pine were remodeled, too, and men's bath, colored leaves hot water were done hot water of pine with ladies' bath, and atmosphere since Meiji changed completely.

Redevelopment discussion became active by big fire of city center happened in August, 1971. The dismantling of Sakura-yu began in 1973 by large-scale redevelopment business. Redevelopment building (hot spring plaza Yamaga) was completed in 1975, and Sakura-yu was made in building and continued doing business until November, 2009.

After time of three years, Sakura-yu did open hot water again on November 23. Citizens who waited expectantly for this day gathered and celebrated open hot water by banzai. Sakura-yu that old flavor was just reproduced as large communal bath that color was dark, and left Kyushu maximum, architecture of Edo period. As Motoyu of yamaga hot springs, we opened curtain of the new history again.