In September 2022, Yura Onsen in Tsuruoka received recognition as a “National Health Resort Hot Springs” (国民保養温泉地), becoming the latest hot spring town in the area to achieve this status. Yura Onsen is known for its distinctive feature, Hakusan-jima (Hakusan Islet), which is home to the Hakusan Shrine. A prominent bright red bridge connects the islet to the mainland, symbolizing the transition from the secular to the sacred.

Visitors to Yura Onsen can enjoy various attractions, including a fishing pond on the islet and the stunning sunset views from the beach, which are ranked among Japan’s top 100 most beautiful sunset spots. Yura’s beaches are also recognized as one of Japan’s 100 most scenic coastal destinations.

List of hotels/ryokan/inns


NamePhone numberCapacity (persons)Address
Hotel Yaotome0235-73-3811350Yura 3-13-31
Hori Ryokan0235-73-315825Yura 2-3-33
Hotel Sunresort Shonai0235-38-808876Yura 3-17-20

Guesthouses/inns with an onsen

NamePhone numberAddress
Honma Giichi0235-73-2552Yura 2-3-24
Onsen Minshuku Ishikawa0235-73-2472Yura 2-20-18

Sunset time for reference:

(Please note that those times are purely indicative and not definitive, might differ according to the year or weather)

April: 18:01

May: 18:29

June: 18:56

July: 19:06

August: 18:49

September: 18:10

October: 17:23

November: 16:40

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