“ONSEN GUESTHOUSE TSUTAYA” is a very historical hot spring inn that was founded by
Tsutaya Heizaemon in the Edo era. Here, you will enjoy soaking in the Sokokura-Onsen, which
was one of the seven outstanding Onsens of Hakone during the Edo era.
From ancient times, it was known as a hidden hot spring, and is known to be the one that
healed the wounds of many Sengoku warlords.
A modern therapeutic bathing room atmosphere is created by the use of Izuaoishi for the
entire large public bath even including the floor and the bathing pool.
Izuaoishi has a smooth texture, and its blueness deepens and sparkle increases as it gets
The wind will carry the sounds of the Jakotsu-gawa river and “Taiko-no-taki waterfall” as you proceed through the connecting corridor to the outside bath.
The outside bath inside a traditional Japanese architecture hut with bamboo pillars.
Relax your heart and mind as you feel the hot springs of Sokokura and enjoy the ancient Japanese culture.
Hakone carries its history as an Onsen location from the Sengoku era. Sokokura, where we are located, as well as Yumoto, Tonosawa, Dougashima, Miyanoshita, Kiga, and Ashinoyu, were called “the seven outstanding Onsens of Hakone” and have been loved by many Toji visitors.
These were named after the Taiko stone bath and Taiko-no-taki waterfall of Sokokura, Hakone, and Nene was the name of Hideyoshi’s wife. Enjoy running the smooth hot spring water on your skin while listening to the sound of a transparent stream.
Toyotomi Hideyoshi built a castle in just two months in order to conquer the Odawara castle. It’s been said that he constructed the stone bath in Sokokura, Hakone during that time to heal the wounds and exhaustion of the soldiers.
Sokokura hot spring was the pioneer of Toji, a therapeutic Onsen with its high temperature eaux chlorurees sodiques faibles and simple hot springs that flow out from the cracks of the rocks, where Sengoku warlords healed their wounds as a “hidden hot spring” as well as received moxibustion treatment and diet therapy from the accommodation owner.
“Izuaoishi” is used in the entire large public bath even including the floor and the bathing pool.
Its soft material and heat-retention are unique as a stone, offering silky texture, and contributing to the healing of travelers as it deepens its blueness, shining as marine blue when wet.
It is a smaller public bath looking at Yachiyo bridge. “Izuaoishi” which has a silky texture and highly effective far-infrared rays are hardly produced domestically, and is a very rare stone that has been called “phantom stone” in recent years.