With about thirty hotels, traditional inns, and ski lodges surrounding Daisen Temple and about a dozen more 7 kilometers away in the resort village of Daisen Akema-no-Mori, visitors will find a full range of options for their stay. Most inns offer guests a full breakfast and dinner, and many feature local produce, wild vegetables, and regional specialties. Signing up for meals along with your room is a good idea since there are few restaurants or grocery stores in the immediate area. Backpackers or those on a limited budget might want to stock up on picnic supplies in the nearby city of Yonago. Hotel reservations may be made through the Daisen Tourism Association (0859-52-2502), or by stopping in at the Daisen Information Center.
Nakayama Hot Spring/Yu Yu Club Naspal (0858-49-3330)
The alkaline waters at this spa are said to soothe neuralgia and leave skin silky smooth. Located about 25 minutes by car from Daisen town center. Open from 10am to 9pm, closed the second and fourth Monday of each month (when that day falls on a public holiday, the hot spring is open, and closed on the following day instead). Adults/420 yen, children 12 and under/210 yen, children under three/free.
Kaike Hot Spring Village
About 35 Japanese-style inns, each with its own hot spring bath, line the streets of this seaside village located 30 minutes by car from Daisen. The salt-water hot springs are particularly famous. Sample them for free at the public foot bath in town! For details, call the Kaike Hot Spring Japanese Inn Association (0859-34-2888).
Hotel Daisen & Shirogane Annex
Hotel Daisen boasts the largest, best-maintained bath in the Daisen Temple area. It’s open 24 hours so guests can take a relaxing soak any time. With 56 rooms, it also has the largest capacity in the area. Some rooms have their own attached toilet and bath, and if you prefer not to use shared facilities, this is the best choice in Daisen. The bar in the lobby is a favorite hang-out spot for guests and non-guests alike.
Gouenzan Camp Ground and Shimoyama Camp Ground are simple facilities run by the National Park Service (0859-52-2165). Popular with mountain climbers. Entry fee is 400 yen for high school students and up, 300 yen for elementary and junior high kids, and 300 yen per tent space. Shimoyama also has tents for 5,000 yen. Open mid-June through August, with a free parking lot.
Mori-no-Kuni Daisen Field Athletics (0859-53-8036) is a less rustic option, complete with mini-golf, and extensive athletic facilities. Open Mid-March through late November. Entry fee 700-800 yen, plus a per-person site use fee of 700-1300 yen. Tents, BBQ sets, blankets, and everything else you might need available for rent.
Furosato Nichinanmura (0859-83-1188) has fifty campsites (1,500 yen per tent) along with log cabins (15,000 yen), baths, a Laundromat, dining hall, tennis courts, and craft and educational facilities. Open April-December. Pictures at http://web.sanin.jp/p/nichinanmura/facility/ (Japanese-only home page).