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Yumoto Onsen is a spectacular area to enjoy a hot-spring.  Though not a hike in itself, several trails converge in the area and therefore have it listed on the hiking page.  Especially if you've just hiked all day from Ryuzu Waterfall via Lake Yu, Lake Karikomi & Lake Kirikomi, through Kotoku or climbed Nantai Mountain or Shirane Mountain.

Yumoto Onsen is the furthest point on the bus route, you will need the Yumoto Free Pass.

There are dozens of hot-spring inns north of Lake Yu and south of the source near the trail head to the Lake Karikomi & Lake Kirikomi hike. 

enjoying the hot waters

enjoying the hot waters

inside a hot-spring inn

inside a hot-spring inn

 

Behind the hot-spring inns is the source >

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structures to vent the springs

structures to vent the springs

the hot water bubbles to the surface

the hot water bubbles to the surface

There are wood planks to walk around the area as the area is very sludgey and wet.

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iridescent colors

iridescent colors

structures over the vents

structures over the vents

sulfuric colors

sulfuric colors

steam as the night falls

steam as the night falls

 

Yumoto Onsen Temple in the background (Onsenji)

onsen temple in the background

onsen temple in the background

 

school children touch the hot water surfacing on a cool day

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From near the trailhead to Lake Karikomi and Lake Kirikomi, there is a overview of the source and inns of Yumoto Onsen.

Yumoto Onsen

Yumoto Onsen

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