Images provided by AJ Resort Island Ikeijima

Beginning in Uruma, take the Mid-Sea Road across Henza Island and Miyagi Island
to reach Ikei Island (Ikeijima). At northern tip of Ikei Island is AJ Resort Island Ikeijima,
which in April 2017 opened a new natural hot springs location,
Ikeijima Hot Spring Kuroshio-no-yu, New Annex.


Images provided by AJ Resort Island Ikeijima

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.




Next, step outside.

Your body, flushed from the heat of the indoor bath,
is cooled down by the chilly open air.
There is also a large jacuzzi outside for use under the wide-open sky!


Images provided by AJ Resort Island Ikeijima

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.




Blue skies and starry nights all to yourself! Natural hot springs on an isolated island accessible by car: AJ Resort Island Ikeijima, Ikeijima Hot Spring Kuroshio-no-yu, New Annex

AJ Resort Island Ikeijima

Kuroshio-no-yu, New Annex" & "Moonlight - Reservation-only bath with an expansive view"

Address: 1286 Yonashiroikei, Uruma-shi, Okinawa, Japan

Telephone: 098-983-1230

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 year