Neppu Yokocho
Stone Sauna

Especially popular are the 6 types of stone sauna and the unique Löyly Show that uses projection mapping

The stone saunas in Neppu Yokocho warm your body from its very core with the far-infrared rays of a dry sauna. Releasing sweat from the depths of your body will bring about health, beauty, and relaxation. Solaniwa Onsen offers a total of 6 rooms that can be used by couples. Among them, Jingu-Bo has a löyly (Finnish sauna) show with great power based around the theme of burning flames. If you wish to use the stone sauna, please apply at the Stone Sauna Reception (additional fee applies) and use the specialized stone sauna outfit.

Types of Stone Saunas

Jingu-Bo
This stone sauna can accommodate a large number of people. The pathway leading into this room resembles the highway that long ago connected the holy shrines in Kyoto to the merchant capital of Osaka. Here you can enjoy a löyly (Finnish sauna) show with projection mapping, the centerpiece of Solaniwa Onsen.
Löyly Show Schedule
(Around 20 mins. / session)
Weekdays
16:00 / 19:00
Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays
13:00 / 16:00 / 19:00
Tsuboniwa-Bo
Using artificial sunlight that contains the same components as the sun’s natural rays, you can make vitamin D in your body, which can ameliorate ailments such as weak-feeling and the common cold.
Zashiki-Bo
In this stone sauna, a wide open space modeled on a Japanese tatami room, we have a variety of events such as Hot Yoga Stretching.
Nanban-Bo
With a design resembling temples overseas, this mist sauna does not have the difficult-to-breath quality of intense heat saunas, and is gentle on the skin and hair.
Enden-Bo
With negative ions and far-infrared rays released from the gravel of rock salt spread all over, you can warm your body from the core. This treatment can be relied upon to improve blood circulation and ameliorate fatigue.
Kawadoko-Bo
This is highly recommended for those who want to relax in a warm-but-not-too-hot environment. The hot-floor booth is modeled on a riverbed along the highway to “Kyoto” (Jingu-Bo).
Seiryu-Bo
Watch the shifting scenery of the waterfall images as they change with the season, and be whisked away by the enchanting sound of rushing water. This cool room will give you a sense of being surrounded by nature.