Arifuku Onsen

Arifuku Onsen where hot spring water poured through dragon’s mouth,” Orochi”

Introduction of Hot Springs (Onsen)

Arifuku Onsen is located in Gotsu City, on the western side of Shimane, which gives an impression of old private houses and inns nestled on the terraced landscape of the mountain slopes.

Yukata (casual summer kimono) would be the perfect match for walking around in this hot spring town of retro townscape lined with traditional houses.

This town is known for production of durable roof tiles called Sesshu Tiles. Dragon head statues are made in the same method as Sesshu tiles, and its mouth called “Orochi” from which hot spring water come out is a symbol of Arifuku Onsen.

Effects and characteristics of Hot Springs

Arifuku Onsen has long history back to Prince Shotoku (574-622) era. It is classified as simple alkaline hot spring, and its smooth and light water quality known for beautifying skin.
  • Spring Qualities

    Standard hot-spring
  • Efficacy

    Rheumatoid arthritis Neuralgia Bruises Coldness


Access by public transportation.

Approx 40 by bus from Goutsu Station. Get off at Arifuku Onsen bus stop, and walk for 3 min.

Access by car

Approx 15 min driving from Goutsu IC

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