Owakudani Onsen

The Living Earth Creates the Milky Hot Spring

Introduction of Hot Springs (Onsen)

Owakudani Valley is a sloped area created about 3000 years ago when Hakone Volcano demolished Mt. Kamiyama. White steam still rises to this day, filling the area with the smell of sulfur. This is where Owakudani Onsen is.

Though there is no facility here, Owakudani’s steam is turned into hot water and sent to Gora Area.

You can almost feel the heartbeat of the living earth at the desolate valley. Its steam becomes the milky hot water with its minerals encrusted in a flower shape and has been healing visitors at many facilities.

Effects and characteristics of Hot Springs

In 1873, it had been renamed as Owakudani before the visit of Meiji emperor, though it used to be called as Jigokudani. It is said that Owakudani has been used for hotspring since around 250 years ago.
Hakone Hot Springs Distribution Co., Ltd. was established in 1930, and full-scale hot water supply began in 1933.
This is the acid sulfate hot spring using the steam from Owakudani. Expected effects are glue, burns, chronic skin diseases, arteriosclerosis, neuralgia, muscle pain and so on.
  • Spring Qualities

    Sulfate hot-spring
  • Efficacy

    Coldness Sleeping disorder Depression Cuts Skin dryness


Access by public transportation.

About 35 min by bus from Hakone-Yumoto Station

Access by car

About 30 min by car from Odawara West Interchange
About 40 min by car from Gotenba Interchange

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