San'in

Yunotsu Onsen

Yunotsu Onsen
The Essential
Tucked away in a deep, narrow valley, this small harbour was once used to export silver from Iwami Ginzan mines to the rest of the world. A paved trail still links the mine to the harbour (3hr hike). Its old-fashioned charm, onsens, busy shops and red-tiled ryokans will compel you to stop in town and soak up the ambience. The town also houses two outdoor public baths: Moto-yu and Yakushi-yu, the latter is one of the highest rated onsens in Japan.