Yunotsu (温泉津) is a hot spring town in Shimane.
A one-street onsen town with several inns and two beautiful old public bath houses, Yunotsu is a piece of 1920s Japan (think Studio Ghibli) that somehow survived into the 21st century, full of classic wooden buildings and geta clip-clopping on the street.
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JR Yunotsu station on the Sanin line is almost a 1km walk from the main part of town. There is limited bus service to and from the station. If you have a reservation at a ryokan or inn in town, ask them to pick you up.
By car, Yunotsu is on Route 9 about 30 minutes drive from Iwami Ginzan UNESCO World Heritage site in Oda.
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As an onsen town, the main activity here is bathing. Although your inn or hotel may have natural hot spring water pumped in, going out to visit other baths is well worthwhile.
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The town is pretty quiet, things close up early, and there are not not many options aside from the inns that line the main street. Yunotsu does have a small, but high quality sake brewery called Kaishun (開春)  if you want to try what the locals drink--widely available in town.
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