Get to Know the People of the Region Through a Wide Range of Hands-on Experiences Iwaki Yumoto Onsen
Theme 1 Let's meet the people of Yumoto Onsen!
Iwaki Yumoto Onsen, which has declared itself the Town of Hula, overflows with the atmosphere of many different eras. Try strolling through this town of many faces and making personal connections with the people you meet. You may just experience a strangely relieving sense of nostalgia.
1
Exploring Yumoto Town is fun! Yu no Machi Onsen Fureai Walk
Yu no Machi Onsen Fureai Walk
Whether it's the town's scents, its craftspeople, the townspeople's smiles, or the historic buildings, you'll see all of the town's new expressions. We'll guide you through Yumoto with heart's even warmer than the 59-degree spring waters!
Cost of
Activity
The cost, which includes sweets, is
\7,500 for the first five participants
and ¥1,500 for every additional person.
Time Required 60 Minutes(Reservations are required.)
2
I'll show you the best sweets in town! Guided Tour of Local Japanese Sweets Shops
Guided Tour of Local Japanese Sweets Shops
We've put together a "sweet" walking tour of Japanese sweets shops guided by the mistress of a local hot springs inn. Enjoy chatting with your guide and tasting their recommended Japanese sweets!
Cost of
Activity
The cost, which includes sweets, is
¥2,000 per person,
with a minimum of two people.
Time Required 60 minutes(Reservations are required.)
3
Go have a little nighttime fun with an fun-loving old guy! Nighttime Back Streets Exploring Japanese Pubs
Nighttime Back Streets Exploring Japanese Pubs
The backstreets of Yumoto Onsen is home to a lot of Japanese pubs and "snack" bars. Go barhopping with a Hideyo-chan, a fun-loving older gentleman who's well versed in the town's nightlife. Be careful, he sometimes goes missing!
Cost of
Activity
The cost is ¥6,000per person,
with a minimum of two people.
Time Required 120 minutes
(Reservations are required.)
4
Eat and Drink for Just ¥1,000! Go Barhopping With Hideyo-chan's "Banshaku Set"
Go Barhopping With Hideyo-chan's
It takes courage to walk into the door of an establishment you've never visited. That's why we've arranged a ¥1,000 menu! Now you can visit all those places you've wanted to go with peace of mind. Feel free to take your time at any places you like. Of course, any extra orders will cost extra, but if you only order the "Banshaku Set" you'll never pay more than ¥1,000.
Cost of
Activity
¥1,000 per restaurant
  • Bar 1%er (Koito 1F)
  • Rouge
  • Hamayu
  • Sakura
  • Kiwa
  • Kawasaki
  • Reason
  • Story
  • Okame
  • A-ya Shokudo
  • Odoriba
5
A-class taste for a B-class price! Find the B-class cuisine of the Hot Springs Town!
Find the B-class cuisine of the Hot Springs Town!
Iwaki Yumoto's B-class cuisine is the kind of food the people of Yumoto like: cheap, delicious, and you can see the cook's face. The town has a number of unique foods the that have long been adored by residents. Each of the restaurants and its staff have their own histories, and these have .... together to create Yumoto's food culture. Let's introduce you to a few of these restaurants long beloved by the people of Yumoto.
Cost of
Activity
Costs differ for each restaurant
  • Hantama (Curry rice)
  • Shiraishi confectionery (Miso manju)
  • Torisei (fried chicken wing, thigh)
  • Ramen 50 (Special stamina ramen)
  • Kanekoya (Ice)
  • Koma (chazuke)
  • Kawasaki (Su-lah noodle)
  • Kiwa (Vegetable salad)
  • Hasegawa mochi confectionery (Beans daifuku)
  • Ramen Daio (Jaja noodle)
  • Shiraishi (Daifuku)
  • Mitsuya (Kusamochi)
  • Kotobuki-en (Sanma-men)
  • Chabo (Pheasant)
  • Tamayoshi (Katsu-don)
  • A-ya Shokudo (Taco rice)
  • WAI・WAI・SHOP (Hula ojisan burger)
  • Kutsumi sweet shop (Jumbo dorayaki)
  • Okame (1-coin lunch)
  • Daikoku (Motsu)
  • Umiko (Lunch)
  • Naraya (Soymilk ice cream)
Theme 2 Yatte mippe! (Let's give it a try!)
Do you love the sense of freedom a trip gives you, but get bored when you can't get your hands dirty? We have programs just for you!
6
Tataite mippe! (Let's play!) Jangara Daiko Drums Experience the traditional performing art of Jangara
Experience the traditional performing art of Jangara
The Jangara Nenbutsu dance is a local folk performing art of Iwaki City. This Buddhist incantation is performed with bells and drums as a service to families which had deaths in the last year.
Cost of
Activity
The cost, which includes costume rental and
pictures, is ¥7,500 for the first five participants,
and ¥1,500 for every additional person.
Time Required About 60 Minutes, starting at 7:00 p.m.
(Reservation Required)
7
Let's carry it a shrine! Wasshoi! Portable Shrine Carrying Experience
Portable Shrine Carrying Experience
The hot springs shrine is a place to show reverence for the local Shinto deity of the hot springs town. Every May 3rd, visitors can carry a portable shrine at the annual festival. A happi coat, tabi shoes, a towel, and all the other accoutrements will be prepared for you.
Cost of
Activity
The cost, which includes clothing, footwear,
a light meal, a commemorative photograph,
and insurance is¥2,000 per person.
Required Time About 180 minutes, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(Reservation Required)
8
Utatte mippe! "Shabondama" (Soap Bubble) Sing a children's song and .... Back to your youth!
Sing a children's song and .... Back to your youth!
Singing and listening to songs has received much attention recently in the field of carrying for dementia patients. You can play the piano, or sing along,too. Enjoy singing this children's song written by Ujo Noguchi, who has a deep connection to Yumoto.
Cost of
Activity
The cost \1,000 per person.
The activity is held on an irregular basis.
9
Let's change and go for a walk! Walking the Town in Japanese Clothes Get dressed in a kimono and visit a shrine!
Get dressed in a kimono and visit a shrine!
Why not make great memory of your trip by trying on traditional Japanese clothing? Put on a beautiful Japanese kimono and take a stroll through the hot springs town in elegance. After that, visit the local shrine and receive a purification ritual.
Cost of
Activity
The cost,which includes dressing, pictures,
purification,anda charm, is \13,000 per person,
with a minimum of two people.
10
Let's Dance! Hula Debut Let's Dance! Hula Debut
Let's Dance!  Hula Debut
Ever wanted to dance the hula, but never had the chance? A master hula dancer will teach you the basic steps! This activity can be enjoyed by people of all ages!
Cost of
Activity
The cost is \7,500 for the first five people, and
\1,500 for each additional person.
Time Required 60 Minutes(Reservations are required.)