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Hot Spring / Hot Spring Bath Spots in Tamana / Yamaga / Kikuchi Area

  • Kikuchi Grand Hotel
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kumamoto Pref. Kikuchishi Waifu 1144-2
    This hot spring hotel located in Kikuchi City in Mt. Aso's volcanic zone lets you dine on cuisine made with local produce while taking in the seasonal scenery of the Kikuchi Gorge. The hotel's abundant high-quality hot spring water is colorless, transparent, and alkaline. It has a unique feel and beautifying properties that improve the complexion. It's also thought to help alleviate nerve pain and fatigue.
  • Shichijo Onsen Dome
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kumamoto Pref. Kikuchishi Shichijoumachihayashibaru 962-1
    This hot spring hotel in Kikuchi City welcomes guests who stop by just to use the baths. The spa has 12 kinds of baths, including a footbath and a reservable private family bath. The alkaline hot spring water is said to help relieve nerve pain, muscle soreness, and fatigue. The hotel also has facilities for sports training, seminars, banquets, and other functions.
  • Kusamakura Onsen Tensui
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kumamoto Pref. Tamanashi Tensuimachioama 511-1
    This hot spring spa in Tamana City uses 100% natural geothermally heated water for not only bathtubs but also showers. The open-air bath overlooks the Ariake Sea and the Shimabara Peninsula. They also prepare a fruit bath with floating local mandarin oranges when the season's right, and their Kusamakura bath has an ambiance like a scene from Japanese literature(Natsume Soseki’s Kusamakura). This spa's simple alkaline water is said to help alleviate nerve pain, muscle soreness, and joint pain.
  • Tamana Spa Tsukasanoyu
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    4.5
    40 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kumamoto Pref. Tamanashi Ryuganji East Stage 656-1
    This hot spring spa is in Tamana City. The weak alkaline simple hot spring water is clear and colorless, has a velvety feel, and is known for its beautifying properties. The large public bathing area has a dry sauna and five baths including a one made of hinoki cypress. There is also reservable private baths and a variety of relaxation services like aromatherapy and massage.

    Highly recommended for not just Japanese, but for foreign visitors too. It's a gem place in a countryside of Kumamoto. Lots of different type of onsen(hot spring), a reasonably priced food court with...

  • Greenland Hotel Verde
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kumamoto Pref. Araoshi Honide 1584-24
    This hot spring hotel is part of the Green Land Resort in Arao City, Kumamoto Prefecture. A natural hot spring with alkaline simple properties, it's said to help alleviate nerve pain and muscle soreness. Their indoor bath has an enormous wall of windows, and their Japanese-style open-air bath has an expansive view of the sky. They welcome day visitors, and it's a great place to spend some time after a day at the resort.
  • Yamaga Onsen Sakurayu
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kumamoto Pref. Yamagashi Yamaga 1-1
    This day use hot spring facility is in Yamaga City, Kumamoto Prefecture. It was demolished in 1973, rebuilt in 2012, and is now one of the largest wooden spas on the island of Kyushu. It features a spacious inner bathing area replete with stone and wood, and its free-flowing alkaline simple thermal spring is said to be good for the skin. They also regularly hold special events such as Yamaga Sakurayu kaito Festival, and more.
  • YUTORELO YAMAGA
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kumamoto Pref. Yamagashi Munakatadori 702
    This hot spring hotel is located in Yamaga City, Kumamoto Prefecture. All of the water in the baths is from an alkaline simple thermal spring flowing freely from the source. It's said to have beautifying properties and be good for the skin. The large public bathing area features an open-air bath encircled with stones. They welcome guests who just come to use the baths, so they see both local visitors and tourists alike.
  • Fuji Hotel (Kumamoto)
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kumamoto Pref. Yamagashi Shouwamachi 506
    All of the rooms at this hot spring hotel feature hot tubs with 100% free-flowing thermal water from the source. It's weakly alkaline simple spring water and is said to help alleviate joint pain and aid muscle soreness. Their popular fifth floor large bathing area is spacious with high ceilings and a view of the town.

    歴史を感じる作りですが温泉は最高です。 あまり熱くなく、飲泉もついています。 かけ流し100%でトロトロの湯がたっぷりです。 以前はホークスも泊まったようです。写真がありました。 私には部屋の風呂は不要ですがビジネスで朝、時間ない時などはあると便利ですね。 肌が変わった気がします。 また機会があれば是非行きたいです。

  • YUNOKURA Honkan
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kumamoto Pref. Yamagashi Hirayama 5255-2
    This hot spring hotel is in Hirayama Onsen Resort in Yamaga City, Kumamoto Prefecture. The alkaline simple sulfur spring water from its source continuously overflows from bathtubs, and the water is thought to have beautifying properties that are good for the skin. They have indoor baths, a bubbling jet bath, a sauna, and a large open-air bath surrounded by nature. They welcome visitors who stop by just to use the baths.
  • Spa House Jougen no Tsuki
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kumamoto Tamana-gun Nagomimachi Otaguro 310-1
    "A little-known hot spring bathhouse located in Nagomi Town, Kumamoto Prefecture. All of the bathing rooms in this day trip hot spring bathhouse have an indoor and outdoor bath. The bathhouse' exterior is painted in beautifully contrasting black and crimson lacquer. In total, the bathhouse has 13 unique bathing areas, including the Aitetsu no Yu, which bears a theme based on the popular folktale Bunbuku Chagama; the ""Tale of the Bamboo Cutter""-themed Geppaku no Yu; and the Hisui no Yu, which has a spacious Shigaraki ware outdoor bath. The bathhouse is supplied with water from a strongly alkaline simple springs considered one of the best in Kyushu. The waters of this spring are said to treat nerve pain and joint pain, keep the body warm long after your bath, and leave your skin smooth and soft."
  • Yu Palace Benten
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    4.5
    2 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kumamoto Pref. Koushishi Nonoshima 2441-1
    This bathhouse, located a five-minute drive from Miyoshi Station, is one of the largest in Kumamoto Prefecture. The bathhouse has 13 special baths supplied by a sodium chloride hydrogen carbonate spring whose waters are said to beautify the skin. These waters are also said to keep the body warm long after one's bath and treat nerve pain and women's diseases, making them highly popular with women. Other facilities include an indoor heated pool open year round, a pottery studio with ceramics arts classes, a restaurant, and a 182 square meter rest lounge, and customers can relax in the bathhouse' vast confines. The bathhouse' local specialty products market sells fresh, locally grown vegetables.

    ちょうど訪れた日が20日で200円で温泉にはいることができました。靴のロッカーは100円で後で返金でしたが、更衣室のものは10円で返金なしでした。ジャクジーが足裏のマッサージができるのが気持ちよかったです。露天風呂もありました。秋で涼しくなっていたので水風呂はやめておきました。風呂上がりに炭酸水を凍らせた氷を300円で売っていたので帰りの車の中で口にしました。意外にいけるものでした。

  • Yamaga Onsen
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kumamoto Yamaga Yamaga
    This ancient hot spring appears in the Wamyo ruijusho , a dictionary compiled in the Heian period. The area generates an abundant flow of piping hot water, so much so that a poet once stated, the thousand tubs of Yamaga are not enough. The colorless, tasteless, and odorless waters of the simple alkaline hot springs found here range in temperature from 38 to 45° C and are notable for their smooth texture. Bathing in these waters is said to treat nerve pain and gastrointestinal disorders in addition to aiding recovery from fatigue, while drinking them is said to regulate the autonomic nerves and expand constricted blood vessels. The district is dotted with traditional ryokan inns and hotels as well as day trip bathhouses and footbaths. The Yakushido temple stands next to the Sakurayu bathhouse, identifiable by the distinctive cusped gable over its entranceway; each year on December 20 the temple holds a festival to give thanks for the restoration of the flow of the hot springs in the area, which suddenly dried up in 1473 and only started flowing again after the building of the temple and much prayer.
  • Kikuchi Onsen
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kumamoto Kikuchi-shi Wai
    A hot spring district located in northern Kumamoto Prefecture in Kyushu; developed in 1954, the area's hot spring baths are filled with nothing but 100% natural hot spring waters. These waters are colorless, alkaline, and gentle on the skin. In 2011, the district was selected as one of Japan's 100 most famous hot springs. It is believed that the hot spring waters here were discovered after digging in the ground according to the instructions given by a white dragon in a dream. The Kikuchi White Dragon Festival, held each year in August, re-enacts the legend, and many tourists come to see huge white dragon puppets, 50 meters long and weighing 50 kilograms, as they wind their way through the city's streets. The district is also full of places to enjoy natural beauty and history, such as Gosho-dori Street, a road which leads straight to the approach of Kikuchi-jinja Shrine; and the Tsuiji Ide, a waterway created during the Keicho era by the samurai lord Kato Kiyomasa.
  • Hirayama Onsen
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kumamoto Yamaga Hirayama 5346-1
    The culture and traditions of this hot spring district, which once prospered as a post station town Yamaga, were shaped by the Kikuchi River. There are several inns here with their own hot spring sources, each offering different health benefits but all perfect for soothing away the fatigue of a weary traveler. Here visitors will find 15 lodging establishments ranging from traditional ryokan inns with detached bathhouses to public bathhouses to mass-market inns. There are also many casual day trip hot spring facilities in the area, and visitors can enjoy bathing in and comparing the waters of different bathhouses. There are also many tourism destinations in the area, such as the Buzen Highway, a road lined with old-fashioned merchant townhomes; and the Yachiyoza theater, build by a local businessman in 1910. Gourmands will also be delighted by the area's fresh seafood from the Ariake Sea, horsemeat cuisine from local city farms, and country-style dishes made with local vegetables.
  • Fureainokakoryu Ctr
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kumamoto Pref. Tamanagungyokutoumachi Konoha 372
  • Kazokuyunanashirono Mori
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kumamoto Pref. Kikuchishi Shichijoumachikameo 1491-1
  • Shichijo Hot Spring
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kumamoto Pref. Kikuchi City Shichijomachi-hayashibaru962-1
  • Tamana Hot Spring
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kumamoto Pref. Tamana City Ryuganji
  • Awasegawa Hot Spring
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kumamoto Pref. Yamaga City Kikukamachi-matsuo510-1
  • Koushi Hot Spring
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kumamoto Pref. Kikuchi City Shisuimachi-fukumoto780

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Kumamoto lies in the center of Kyushu, a calm prefecture perfect for easy strolls around the historic center and lazy evenings in the natural hot springs at Kurokawa Onsen. For a slightly more strenuous activity, head to Mount Aso, whose surrounding hills offer hiking opportunities aplenty with views over the active volcano.

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