To Tamatsukuri Onsen, with water that makes your skin beautiful. Stroll through the onsen town, and touch its history and culture

Incorporate the rich waters of Tamatsukuri into a tour of places to make your skin beautiful

Tamatsukuri Onsen is said to have been rejuvenating people’s skin for around 1,300 years. It is now popular, having been scientifically proven to remove dead skin cells and have a moisturizing effect.
The Tamayu River, which flows at the heart of this place, is dotted with spots associated with skin beautification. We recommend the Oshiroi Jizo, a stone statue of a guardian deity, in Seiganji Temple. It is said that in the past, when a priest who was worried about bruises on his face put “oshiroi” (face-powder) on this statue and prayed, he was healed.

Himekami Square has footbaths that you can use for free, and towels for your feet are sold here (100 yen).

There is also a statue of a “himekami” (goddess).

At Yuyakushi Square you can bring home some water from the source. Buy a spray bottle at the unattended shrine there (200 yen)

At Seiganji Temple you can buy “oshiroi” (face-powder) talismans (300 yen). Color the image of the face in the place you would like to make beautiful, write your wish and then offer it to the temple.

If you are looking for a place to rest and buy souvenirs, head to Tamatsukuri Artbox, a facility complex in a renovated former ryokan.

The mame café’s “otemae omatcha cappuccino,” made using local matcha, is 550 yen.

Original candles shaped like “magatama” (comma-shaped beads) (250 yen each)

Bihada Marche’s An Cakes, 648 yen

Himekami Fortune-telling Shrine Cookies, 540 yen

Stay in the Chorakuen, a ryokan, in order to fully enjoy this famous hot spring. The “Ryugu-no-yu,” a mixed open-air bath of around 400 m2 is the largest in Japan. Though this bath is mixed, everyone enters wearing bathing clothes known as “yugi,” so you can have peace of mind. One highlight is the approximately 33,000 m2 gardens, which are awarded a top place in overseas rankings of Japanese gardens each year.

Tamatsukuri Onsen
Address
Tamatsukuri, Tamayu-cho, Matsue City, Shimane [Map]
TEL
+81-852-62-3300 (Tamatsukuri Onsen Branch, Matsue Travel Association)
Access
About 10 minutes’ ride on taxi from JR Tamatsukuri Onsen Station
URL
Website

MAP

Onsen San Seiganji Temple
Address
530 Tamatsukuri, Tamayu-cho, Matsue City, Shimane [Map]
TEL
+81-852-62-0516
Open
Dawn to sunset
Access
About 10 minutes’ ride on taxi from JR Tamatsukuri Onsen Station

MAP

Tamatsukuriyu Shrine
Address
508 Tamatsukuri, Tamayu-cho, Matsue City, Shimane [Map]
TEL
+81-852-62-0006
Open
Dawn to sunset *Shrine office: 9:00-12:00/13:30-17:30 *Saturdays, Sundays, holidays: 8:30-17:30
Parking
20
Access
About 5 minutes’ ride on taxi from JR Tamatsukuri Onsen Station

MAP

Tamatsukuri Artbox
Address
1241 Tamatsukuri, Tamayu-cho, Matsue City, Shimane [Map]
TEL
+81-852-67-5050
Open
9:00-19:00 *mame café: Last order 18:00
Closed
Thursday
Seats
16
Parking
None
Access
About 5 minutes’ ride on taxi from JR Tamatsukuri Onsen Station
Credit card
Not accepted
URL
Website

MAP

Yunosuke-no-yado Chorakuen
Address
323 Tamatsukuri, Tamayu-cho, Matsue City, Shimane [Map]
TEL
+81+852-62-0111
Price
For 1 room for 2 people, 1 night with 2 meals starts from 17,500 yen per person *Only guests can use the onsen
Access
About 5 minutes’ ride on taxi from JR Tamatsukuri Onsen Station
Credit card
Accepted
URL
Website

MAP

(This information is as of March 2018)

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