At the hotel’s entrance is a natural free-flowing hot springs footbath,
a place for rest and relaxation that soothes the tiredness of travel.
This footbath takes its yellow-tinted water from a highly salty sodium-chloride spring that bubbles up naturally
from a depth of approximately 1,135 meters.
This footbath, popular among locals, is available for use free of charge to both hotel guests and non-guests.
Step into the Kuroshio-no-yu New Annex’s large public bath to enjoy the free
and open atmosphere of the expansive bathing area with its full wall-sized window.
The bathwater is highly salty but is quite gentle on the skin without causing irritation.
Indeed, in addition to soothing tiredness, promoting health,
and helping with sensitivity to cold, nerve pain, and joint pain,
the water is considered a “beauty bath” that can be expected
to have an effect on chronic skin diseases and chronic female problems.
Images provided by AJ Resort Island Ikeijima
In a separate building of the resort is “Moonlight”,
a bath with a fine view that requires reservation for use and is available for exclusive use by a large group.
Enjoy not only the sky, but the expansive ocean scenery as well,
all for yourself! Even before entering the hot spring, you may find yourself gasping at the beautiful scenery.
Motoki Tamashiro is the general manager at the resort.
“We’re happy that not only sightseers and tourists frequent this establishment,
but local people as well,” he says with a smile.
Experience a new winter Okinawa,
where you can enjoy natural hot springs and beautiful views with your entire body.
AJ Resort Island Ikeijima
Kuroshio-no-yu, New Annex" & "Moonlight - Reservation-only bath with an expansive view"
Address: 1286 Yonashiroikei, Uruma-shi, Okinawa, Japan
Hours:"Kuroshio-no-yu, New Annex", Thurs. - Tues., 6:00 - 23:00; Wed., 6:00 - 10:00, 17:00 - 23:00
"Moonlight - Reservation-only bath with an expansive view" (May be closed due to weather); Reservations of 90-minute slots required; Thurs. - Tues., 13:00 - 23:00; Wed., 19:00 - 23:00
Open every day of the yearhttp://www.aj-hotels.com/ikei/