Day trip bathing travel journals to hot springs where we visited by train and bus



818-1, Hayabusa, Makioka-cho, Yamanashi City, Yamanashi Pref.

Hot water overflows from the bathtub and the bathing room is flooded. Dynamic hot spring flowing from the source

Hayabusa-onsen indoor bath
Hayabusa-onsen exterior Hayabusa-onsen open-air bath Hayabusa-onsen front garden

Hot water is gushing out from the spout that shaped carp, and pelting down to the bath. The bathing room is flooded with hot water overflowing from the bathtub. Be careful not to be flowed away with hot water.

You can drink the onsen water from anywhere. A 100% hot spring flowing from the source, without adding water and non-heated.

The open-air bath has lukewarm water and a calm atmosphere that can be taken a long bath.


Rating of access

2.0 pt(from Shinjuku)

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Area / Railway

Koshinetsu Region
Yamanashi Pref.

JR Chuo Line


Route from Tokyo (Shinjuku)
  • Shinjuku Sta. Keio: 1 hr Keio Line: ¥ 370
  • Takao Sta.JR: 1 hr 20 min Chuo Line ¥ 1,170
  • Enzan Sta. (North exit)Walk: 55 min 4.3 km (2.7 mi) Max difference in elevation: 57 m (187 ft)
  • Hayabusa-onsen
Route from Tokyo (Shinjuku)
  • Shinjuku Sta.JR: 2 hrs 15 min Chuo Line ¥ 1,980
  • Enzan Sta. (South exit) Yamanashi Kotsu Bus: 13 min Kubodaira / Nishizawa-keikoku Line ¥ 340
  • Hokoji Iriguchi Bus StopWalk: 6 min 0.5 km (0.3 mi)
  • Hayabusa-onsen
Route from Tokyo (Shinjuku)
  • Shinjuku Sta.JR: 2 hrs 15 min Chuo Line ¥ 1,980
  • Enzan Sta. (South exit) Yamanashi City Bus: 15 min Makioka Junkan Line ¥ 200
  • Kubodaira Bus StopWalk: 14 min 1.1 km (0.7 mi)
  • Hayabusa-onsen
Route from Tokyo (Shinjuku)
  • Shinjuku Sta. JR express: 1 hr 30 min Kaiji etc. Reserved seat¥ 3,560
  • Enzan Sta. (South exit) Walk: 1 min
  • Enzan Sta. Bicycle Station Bicycle rental: 25 min ¥ 100 / 30 min -
    4.3 km (2.7 mi)
  • Hayabusa-onsen
Route from Tokyo (Shinjuku)
  • Shinjuku Sta.JR: 2 hrs 20 min Chuo Line ¥ 2,310
  • Yamanashi-shi Sta. Yamanashi City Bus: 11 min Nishizawa-keikoku Line ¥ 200
  • Hayabusa-kami Bus StopWalk: 1 min 0.1 km (0.1 mi)
  • Hayabusa-onsen
Route from Tokyo (Shinjuku)
  • Shinjuku Sta. (New South Gate)Walk: 2 min
  • Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal
    (4th floor) Expressway bus: 2 hrs Kofu Ryuo Line (via Isawa) ¥ 2,200
  • Yamanashi Gakuin Daigaku Bus StopWalk: 5 min 0.4 km (0.2 mi)
  • Sakaori Sta.JR: 10 min Chuo Line ¥ 200
  • Yamanashi-shi Sta.Walk: 2 min 0.2 km (0.1 mi)
  • Machinoeki Yamanashi Bicycle rental: 35 min ¥ 100 or ¥ 520
    5.7 km (3.5 mi) Difference in elevation: 110 m (361 ft)
  • Hayabusa-onsen
Routes from Tokyo
  • Shinjuku
  • Keio
  • Takao
  • JR
  • Enzan
  • Walk
  • hot spring
  • 3 hrs 15 min ¥ 1,540

  • Shinjuku
  • JR
  • Enzan
  • Bus
  • hot spring
  • 2 hrs 34 min ¥ 2,320

  • Shinjuku
  • JR
  • Enzan
  • Bus
  • Kubodaira
  • Walk
  • hot spring
  • 2 hrs 44 min ¥ 2,180

  • Shinjuku
  • JR express
  • Enzan
  • Bicycle rental
  • hot spring
  • 1 hr 56 min ¥ 3,660+

  • Shinjuku
  • JR
  • Yamanashi-shi
  • Bus
  • hot spring
  • 2 hrs 32 min ¥ 2,510

  • Shinjuku
  • Expressway bus
  • Sakaori
  • JR
  • Yamanashi-shi
  • Bicycle rental
  • hot spring
  • 2 hrs 54 min ¥ 2,500 or ¥ 2,920

  • The price of JR Express is "Base fare" plus "Express charge". (These are determined according to the distance.) In case of JR Express on Chuo Line, "Express charge" has two types: "Reserved seat" and "Undecided seat". Both have the same charge, which do not change depending on the season. However, the price will vary depending on where you buy. (Internet < Station < Inside the car). If you have an "Undecided seat" ticket, you can sit in any vacant seat, but you have no priority. So, if someone comes who has a "Reserved seat" ticket for the seat you are sitting, you have to give up the seat to him / her.
  • Bicycle Stations for Koshu Bicycle Rental are located at Enzan Station, Katsunuma Budokyo Station, and Katsunuma Shisho. The service hours are 8:00-20:00. You can return it to the bicycle station other than the place where you borrowed. The purchase, payment method, membership registration, etc. are quite complicated, and the manned window is only Katsunuma Shisho. So it is better to check the detailed usage in advance.
  • Machinoeki Yamanashi is located to the north of the post office in front of Yamanashi-shi Station, and is closed on Wednesdays (or the next day if it is a holiday). The bicycle rental service is available from 9:00 to 17:00, ID card required, regular bicycle ¥100 (deposit ¥1,000), electric assisted bicycle ¥510 (deposit ¥2,000).
  • The above fares are based on cash. When using an IC card, the fares may differ slightly.
  • The above times and distances are approximate. Does not include transfering or waiting times.

How to get to Hayabusa-onsen

(Directions from Hokoji-iriguchi Bus Stop)
  1. Go south on the national road (Karisaka-michi)
  2. At the "Shinhayabusa Bridge North" Intersection, go straight along the road, and cross the bridge. Turn right immediately after the bridge crossing
(Directions from Hayabusa-kami Bus Stop)
  • If you come from Yamanashi-shi Station, go from the bus stop to the diagonally forward right direction of the bus direction

bus stop: bus stop

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Travel journal of day trip bathing to hot spring


He is an orthodox hot springs lover and particular about quality of springs. He loves the hot springs flowing from the source, the hot water with a presence, and the rustic atmosphere.
He doesn't care much about quality of hot springs. He loves the open-air bath, and prefers hot springs that have visible features such as good views.

By the way, today's one-day hot spring is "Hayabusa-onsen" in Yamanashi City. Nishi-san and Kita-san headed west on the JR Chuo Line, and took a bus from Yamanashi-shi Station. After getting on the bus while watching the Fuefuki River, they got off at Hayabusa-kami Bus Stop.

Hayabusa-onsen exterior


We arrived.

Oh, the front is here. The bus stop was on the back.

Oh! This is a pretty garden, isn't it?

Hayabusa-onsen front garden

Front garden

A little Japanese-style garden.

Looking at this splendid garden, I have high expectations for hot springs.

After looking at the garden for a while, then they go to the entrance.

Hayabusa-onsen entrance

Entrance (and ornament)

Ugh, what a taste of this entrance!

Umm ...

You still expecting for looking at this?

Mmmm ... Yes, this is an acceptable range. This is a good hot spring. Definitely.

At once Nishi-san and Kita-san head to the bathing room. But before that, you will be greeted by a life-size statue of Hayabusa-onsen's official mascot "HAYABUSA Yura".

Near Hayabusa-onsen are Erinji Temple and Hokoji Temple, temples related to the TAKEDA family.

Hayabusa-onsen HAYABUSA Yura




... looking at this, How are your expectations?

···No Comment.

Nishi-san and Kita-san turned over a new leaf and started heading to the bathing room.

Hayabusa-onsen indoor bath

Indoor bath

Oh, splashing sound is amazing.

Hmm, the smell of sulfur is good.

Hot water is overflowing from the bathtub. It will be poured over too much.

Exactly, it's pretty powerful.

They enter the bathtub at once.

HAYABUSA Yura (nicknamed Yurarin)
According to the previous Hayabusa-onsen website, "Born on May 1st. Blood type B. Hobbies are visiting hot springs, astronomical observation, and bird watching."

Hayabusa-onsen hot water spout

Hot water spout

Oops! Splashing!

The spout is a carp.

What? What you said?

I told you the spout was a carp.

I couldn't hear you in the splash. But, it's like a cascading bath.

Exactly. And this water has a slimy feeling and it feels good.

What? What you said?

You can drink the onsen water. Many regulars filled the bottle with onsen water on their way home. When you come to Hayabusa-onsen, you may want to bring a plastic bottle.

Next are the two who came out to the open-air bath. The temperature of the open-air bath is lower than that of the indoor bath. At this time, some customers were reading books while soaking in hot water.

Hayabusa-onsen open-air bath

Open-air bath

It's quiet outside.

It's not that big tub, but it feels good.

Because it's lukewarm, it's really great for a long bath.

Nishi-san and Kita-san have decided to relax in the open-air bath for a while. There is also a bench beside the open-air bath, so you can rest in the soft sunlight. In this way, they went back and forth between the open-air bath and the indoor bath, and enjoyed a lot of hot water of Hayabusa-onsen.

(April 2013)


Impression & rating

The smell of sulfur is pleasant and the feel of hot water is good. A very good hot spring where you can feel the freshness of the water.

3.5 pt

Impression & rating

It is refreshing to see that the hot water is gushing and overflowing from the bathtub. The open-air bath is pretty good too.

2.5 pt

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The Onsen facility

818-1, Hayabusa, Makioka-cho, Yamanashi City, Yamanashi Pref.
domestic: 0553-35-2611
international: +81-553-35-2611
Web Site
Bathing hours
[Bathing for 1 day]
10:00 - 16:00 [Other than bathing for 1 day]
10:00 - 21:00
Regular holiday
[In 2 hours]
Adults: ¥ 700 / 3 years old - Elementary school students:
¥ 500
[In 4 hours]
Adults: ¥ 1,300 / 3 years old - Elementary school students:
¥ 800
[Bathing for 1 day]
Adults: ¥ 1,800 / 3 years old - Elementary school students:
¥ 1,100
※ Free of charge for children under 3 years old
Gender-separated indoor bath, Gender-separated open-air bath

The hot spring data
(According to hot spring analysis report etc.)

(Jul. 7, 2008)

Spring quality
Alkarine - Simple hot spring (Hypotonic Alkaline Hot spring
818-1, Hayabusa, Makioka-cho, Yamanashi City, Yamanashi Pref.
41.3 ℃ (106.3 ℉)
[air temperature: 23.5 ℃ (74.3 ℉)]
Cannot be measured due to structure (Pumping)

The official website says that the volume is 500 L / min.

pH value
Total ingredients
0.215 g / kg
Colorless, clear, slight hydrogen sulfide smell

Today's Ekiben

Bento of Kofu Station
The appearance of Bento of Kofu Station The whole of Bento of Kofu Station

The bento of Kofu Station

(Purchased at Kofu Station)

The style is an ordinary bento. But, among the ordinary dishes, "Hoto Gratin", which is arranged a specialty of Yamanashi, has a large presence. However, the "Hoto" element is just a pumpkin on top, almost an ordinary gratin. To be honest, I thought gratin would not fit the bento that is eaten in state of cold. But, when I tried it, it was surprisingly good. (¥ 900)
( Marumasa)

  • The descriptions on this page contain personal opinions and are not necessarily objective facts.
  • The information may have changed at present. In particular, the charge and price etc. has often not updated from the time of travel, so check the latest information on the official website.

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