written by Ryohei Endo

What is Itsukushien? A magnificent view of Genbikei Gorge! Enjoy a one-day hot spring!

English Blog Hotspring

Good evening, I’m ryo!

Thank you for coming to my Blog.

There’re a lot of wonderful places in Iwate, so I want many people to come to Iwate.

By the way, Do you like hot springs?

There are many good hot springs in Ichinoseki.

Among these, today I will introduce Itsukushien! It is a historic hot spring inn on the banks of Gembikei Gorge

What is Itsukushien?

What is Itsukushien?

The lord of Sendai “Masamune Date” also praised “I have two major scenic spots in my territory“, when he saw the beautiful view of the famous scenic spot “Genbikei Gorge” in Ichinoseki.

Itsukushien” is a historical hot spring inn that was established in 1891 on the banks of Genbikei Gorge. It is also one of the “Ichinoseki Onsen Village”.

It is a hot spring inn full of humanity, keeping the tradition of pure Japanese-style, with the motto of comfort and contact with human hospitality. One of the attractions is the hot spring where you can hear the murmur of the stream and enjoy the view of Gembi Gorge up close.

It is perfect not only for being close to Gembikei Gorge, but also as a base for your trip, close to the Ichinoseki city area and the world heritage Hiraizumi. It is also recommended to take a one-day hot spring and relax after enjoying sightseeing.

A magnificent view of Genbi Gorge! Enjoy a one-day hot spring at Itsukushien!

A magnificent view of Genbi Gorge! Enjoy a one-day hot spring at Itsukushien!

Itukushien is located on the banks of the Gembi Gorge, so it’s perfect for enjoying a day trip hot spring right after enjoying sightseeing.

The spring quality of the hot spring is hydrogen carbonate spring, and it is said to be effective for neuralgia, myalgia, arthralgia, atopic dermatitis, fatigue recovery, and health promotion etc.

There are two types of baths: a large granite bath and a cypress bath. A magnificent view of Gembi Gorge spreads up close and you can hear the murmur of the stream.

cypress bath

Genbikei Gorge conveys many different expressions in accordance to the season. There is no doubt that the view seen from the hot spring will also change depending on the season, showing different beauty.

You should enjoy a relaxing time at Itsukushien!

Where is Itsukushien?

Where is Itsukushien?
Address Minami-Takinoue15, Genbi, Ichinoseki, Iwate
One day hot spring AM11:00~PM4:00
One day hot spring fee ⚪︎With towel/Adult:900yen child:700yen
⚪︎Without towel/700yen child:500yen
Access 【By Car】Ichinoseki station~Itsukushien about 20min
Hiraizumi~Itsukushien about 15min