Kaike Onsen

Kaike Onsen © Iry

Hot Spring Village in Sanin Region

Kaike Onsen is located along the border of Tottori and Shimane Prefectures next to the Sea of Japan. It was founded in 1900, and it has been a popular hot spring area for over a century. Sakai Minato City, which is next to Kaike Onsen, is famous for its fishing ports. Visitors can enjoy not only hot springs but also Matsuba-crabs in the winter, Japanese oysters in the summer, squid, Miho shrimps, and other seafood.

The scenery is also one of the great features of Kaike Onsen. The morning view has been chosen as one of "Japan's 100 best sunrise views", and visitors can see the beautiful sun rising from the mountains, coloring the ocean red. Also, the tombolo phenomenon created by the tetrapod on the sand presents a unique view of the bowl-shaped sandbanks.

Yumigahama Peninsula is a large sandbank that is 17 kilometers long and joined together with Kaike Onsen. A large mountain rises from the sea and with the white sandbank and the blue sea, as well as the Japanese black pine, it creates a postcard picture. Visitors can see the mountain covered with snow until April. The show of leaves in the fall is spectacular. The beaches are popular swimming spots during the summer as well. This area is ideal for enjoying views and a hot spring.

Hot spring of beauty

Hot springs that flow from the sea are very rare, and here they are called Salt Water. As the water contains high levels of salt, it moisturizes and grooms the skin. It also has a warming effect on the body which is good for metabolism. Other health benefits are to relieve neuralgia, rheumatism, and some skin diseases.

There are 20 places in Kaike Onsen where people can bathe, and they do not need to stay for the night if they don't have time. The costs range from 500 to 1,000 yen. In 2010 the Shiokaze Footbath was established in Kaike Kaihin Park. Visitors can enjoy the view of the sea while relaxing at the footbath for free.


Public Transportation: It is about 20 minutes by bus from JR Yonago Station. There are three buses per hour. There are also buses from the Yonago Kintaro Airport, but as it stops at Yonago Station, it takes 45 minutes. Use a taxi from the airport because it is shorter - about 20 minutes. Car: It is 10 minutes from the Yonago IC on the Yonago Expressway.

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Description: Kaike Onsen

Sights Kaike Onsen (皆生温泉)
Address Kaike-onsen, Yonago-shi, Tottori
Phone / Fax Phone: 0859-34-2888 / Fax: 0859-22-741
Duration 12Hour(s)
Recommended Season
Spring (March - May)
Summer (June - August) Autumn (September - November) Winter (December - February)
Recommended target Family Couples Groups Infant & Toddler (ages 0-6) Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller

Map: Kaike Onsen