Visit Genji-no-Yu, the only natural hot spring in the historic city of Uji, Kyoto. Named after the hero of The Tale of Genji, this onsen resort offers luxurious indoor and outdoor baths, spa treatments, and excellent food.
Situated between the two ancient cities of Kyoto and Nara, Uji has long been associated with courtly luxury. It’s home to some of the best matcha green tea in Japan, and is also the setting for the final chapters of Japan’s national novel, The Tale of Genji. Genji-no-Yu takes its name from this classical protagonist and is the only natural onsen in Uji. Its baths are fed by natural hot springs 1111 meters underground. This spring water is high in salt, and is said to promote fast healing of scratches. It’s also known for keeping bathers warm for longer than freshwater. Guests have the choice between four baths, both indoor and outdoor — all set in a traditional Japanese building surrounded by beautiful gardens. One of these is Kyoto’s first “nano-carbonated bath,” which offers a unique moisturizing effect alongside a delightfully bubbly sensation! For extra heat therapy, the resort also offers two saunas. The Finnish-style sauna offers a bracing experience with hot stones and steam, while the Chinese sauna includes herbs and salt, said to improve one’s constitution and skin. A number of spa treatments, like massage and reflexology, are also available for an additional fee. Alongside the relaxation facilities, Genji-no-Yu offers excellent Japanese and Korean dining at Restaurant Beniya. In particular, the restaurant is known for its hotpot dishes, which feature seasonal vegetables and specially raised local pork. With this e-ticket, there’s nothing to print, and no need to make reservations in Japanese. Even better, it’s valid for six months, so you can be flexible with your visit. Book now to relax after a visit to beautiful, culture-rich Uji!
1. This ticket is a flexible ticket that allows you to experience the program whenever you want within 6 months from the date of reservation. You can visit anytime within the validity period after your reservation, so you cannot specify the date and time of admission 2. After booking your ticket, an e-ticket will be sent to your registered e-mail address 3. When you arrive at Genji-no-Yu, please present your e-ticket on your smart phone at the reception counter and enter