Sendaitaki Onsen "Umeya Ryokan"

Sendaitaki Onsen "Umeya Ryokan"

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 With the owners, Miyo (left) and Mitsuko (centre), at the entrance

With the owners, Miyo (left) and Mitsuko (centre), at the entrance

Umeya ryokan, appearance

We visited Sendaitaki Onsen "Umeya Ryokan" in Satsumasendai city. The house was built more than 120 years ago by the grandfather of the current owner Mitsuko.

Umeya ryokan, Miyo & Mitsuko

Miyo (left) and Mitsuko (right) welcomed us with a smile on our arrival. It has been 70 years since Mitsuko married into the family of Umeya Ryokan. When she was younger, a lot of tourists came from Ushibuka and Amakusa (cities in Kumamoto) to stay here for several days and relieved their bodies. 

Umeya ryokan, aisle
Umeya ryokan, dressing room

The dressing room is well maintained and clean. There is no locker, you need to keep the valuables safe by yourself while bating. We recommend you to bring a small plastic (waterproof) bag with you.

Umeya ryokan, bath

The touch of the water is exceptionally smooth, and the water contains sulphur. You can enjoy sulphur-flavoured soft water here. Some say soapless water, also the water treats neuralgia, rheumatism, and skin diseases. 

Umeya ryokan, source

In the Sendaitaki Onsen area, there are two water sources, and each onsen uses the mixed water.

Umeya ryokan, bather

A frequent bather Yoshito. He already retired from the job, and currently enjoys working as a volunteer.

Umeya ryokan, saigo

Sendaitaki Onsen is known as an onsen loved by Takamori Saigo. He often came here to build a bridge on the Takaghi river, and took a rest in the onsens to refresh the body.

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INFORMATION

Name: Sendaitaki Onsen "Umeya Ryokan"

Address: 6467, Yuda, Satsumasendai, Kagoshima

Tel: 099-628-0016

Access (Car): 1 hour 4min from the centre of Kagoshima city. 1 hour 19 min from the Kagoshima airport

Parking Lot: 7

Opening Hours: Daily 06:00 - 21:00

Price: JPY 250

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