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  • Oirase Stream Onsen
    Aomori Towada-shi Okuse , Horyo
    A hot spring district sprawling along the Tsutagawa River flowing at the foot of the Hakkoda Mountains. The district was established by connecting to source springs in Sarukura Onsen in 1963. Here visitors can enjoy a relaxing bath while taking in the vast, seasonally varying natural beauty of Oirase Stream close by. The waters here primarily come from faintly milk white simple springs, although their qualities differ slightly by facility and location, and are said to help aid recovery from fatigue and promote health in addition to relieving muscle soreness, joint pain, sensitivity to cold, chronic digestive diseases, and a variety of other conditions.
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  • Asamushi Onsen
    Aomori Aomori-shi Asamushi
    A popular hot spring district conveniently located a 30 minute drive from urban Aomori City. The history of the area dates back to the Heian period, when its hot spring waters are said to have been discovered by the great priest Ennin. Today, the area's name is written with characters which mean shallow insect, but it was once written with characters meaning hemp steams, an allusion to the use of the waters here to steam hemp to weave cloth. The simple springs here have an average temperature of 63° C and their colorless waters are said to treat conditions such as women's diseases, rheumatism, and nerve pain. Visitors are particularly recommended to take in the sight of the sun setting beyond the island of Yunoshima floating in Mutsu Bay. A free hot spring footbath is located right in front of Aoimori Railway Asamushi-Onsen Station. This historic hot spring district was once frequented by the lords of Hirosaki Domain; surrounded by natural beauty, it serves as the retreat of Aomori.
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  • Shimofuro Onsen
    Aomori Shimokita-gun Kazamaura Mura Shimofuro
    A hot spring district located in Kazamaura Village on the Shimokita Peninsula in Aomori Prefecture. The most northerly hot spring district situated along the sea on the island of Honshu, for hundreds of years, countless people have made their way here to enjoy the area's healing waters. Renowned author Yasushi Inoue famously wrote the conclusion to his novel Kaikyo here in 1958, and this atmospheric hot spring village still attracts great numbers of visitors today. A money-saving pass called the Yumeguri Tegata is available exclusively to guests staying at lodging facilities in the area; the pass includes three visits of your choice from among any of the area's hotel and inn bathhouses and the Ohyu and Shinyu public bathhouses. Users of the Memorial Road Footbath can partake in a relaxing foot soak while gazing at the Tsugaru Strait and Hokkaido's Cape Esan; although only open for a few months out of the year, the facility is free.
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  • Makado Onsen
    Aomori Kamikita-gun Nohejimachi Yuzawa 9
    A hot spring whose history is said to date back 1,000 to 1,500 years. According to legend, the spring was found after its waters healed a wounded crane; legend also says that the mighty samurai Minamoto no Yoshitsune along with the warrior monk Benkei and his retinue bathed here. The waters of the calcium sulfate spring (hypotonic alkaline spring) are colorless and tasteless but have a faint hydrogen sulfide smell. These waters are said to treat nerve pain, muscle soreness, joint pain, fatigue, burns, scratches, and chronic dermatitis. The hot spring is operated by the Makado Kanko Hotel and its bathhouse is only open to non-guests from 11:00 to 15:00 on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. The hotel also has facilities for hosting weddings and banquets; the hotel shop sells renowned Aomori sweets, local liquors, and Aomori-grown apples.
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  • Yachi Onsen
    Aomori Towada-shi Horyo Yachi 1
    Located in the sprawling Yachi Wetlands, a habitat for alpine plants, this hot spring boasts 400 years of history and is considered one of Japan's top three secluded springs. The Yachi Onsen hot spring inn's bathtubs are filled directly from the bottom with waters said to treat lower back pain and atopy. The inn's bathhouse facilities are open to non-guests, as well, and visitors can stop by for a casual hot spring bath experience. The inn is famous for its dishes made with fresh char raised in the clean spring waters welling forth at the foot of Mt. Takada-odake, part of the Hakkoda Mountains, and whether you choose the sashimi or the grilled char, you're sure to experience culinary bliss. The inn's cuisine is also available to non-guests, so day trip hot spring bathers and visiting mountain climbers should also be sure not to miss the chance to enjoy cuisine prepared with char, edible wild plants, and fresh-picked local vegetables.
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  • Towadako Hot spring village
    Aomori Towada-shi Horyo Yakeyama
    A picturesque hot spring district sprawling along Oirase Stream, whose source is Lake Towada. Walking paths have been built in the area primarily around the lake for visitors to stroll leisurely along and take in the fresh verdure in spring, fall foliage in autumn, and all the area's seasonal beauty. In winter, visitors can see rare frozen waterfalls along Oirase Stream. Throughout the year, the area bustles with tourists. Different types of springs can be found in different locations within the district, including carbonate springs, chloride springs, sulfate spring, and simple springs, and there waters are said to aid recovery from fatigue and promote health in addition to treating such conditions as nerve pain, joint pain, and rheumatism. Some of the hot spring facilities in the area have baths with views of frozen waterfalls in winter, and these are quickly gaining popularity.
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  • Komaki Onsen
    Aomori Misawa-shi
    A hot spring which was first successfully developed in 1971 and which generates an abundant flow of piping hot water. The waters of this simple alkaline hot spring are said to treat nerve pain, muscle soreness, joint pain, frozen shoulders, and sensitivity to cold, in addition to aiding recovery from fatigue and promoting health. Today, the spring is located on the grounds of the Hoshino Resorts Aomoriya hotel. The hotel's Showa retro Motoyu bathing area remains a beloved fixture among local residents. The island of Kabushima is located 60 minutes away and is a breeding ground for black-tailed gulls, designated a National Natural Monument in 1922. There are also many interesting destinations in Misawa City and Hachinohe City alone, including the Tanesashi Coast, the Hachinohe Yataimura Miroku Yokocho street stall village, and Kushihiki Hachimangu Shrine.
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  • Tappizaki Onsen
    Aomori Higashitsugaru-gun Sotogahamamachi Minmaya Ryu Hama 54-274
    A hot spring owned and operated by Hotel Tappi located in Tappizaki Onsen, itself located inside Tsugaru Quasi-National Park. The waters of this calcium sodium sulfate spring are said to be effective for general indication and treat such ailments as hardening of the arteries, cuts, burns, and chronic skin diseases. The hotel's large indoor baths and open air bath offer a sweeping view of the Mountains of Hokkaido on clear days and, at night, majestic, star-filled skies and traditional fishing lure fires. The hotel's bathhouse facilities are open to non-guests as well but entry may be difficult during busy times, so be sure to check in advance. Visitors are also encouraged to check out local sightseeing destinations such as the Tappizaki Lighthouse, selected as one of Japan's 50 best lighthouses; monument to renowned author Osamu Dazai; and the Seikan Tunnel Museum. The local seafood is also exquisite thanks to the Tsugaru Strait, where warm and cold currents collide, resulting in cool water temperatures and fish which bear a thick layer of tasty fat.
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  • Yagen Onsen
    Aomori Mutsu-shi Ohatamachi
    Yagen means druggist's mortar, a name granted to the area long ago due to its resemblance to the druggist's mortars used to grind medicinal herbs. This hot spring district is also known as the Kappa no Yu based on a local legend which says that when the great priest Ennin, founder of Tendai Buddhism and Osorezan Bodaiji Temple was injured, he was carried here by a kappa water goblin and healed by the area's miraculous waters. First developed some 400 years ago, the district is famous for its views of beautiful, vast Mt. Asahinadake. The area's fall foliage is particularly spectacular and a fall foliage festival is held here annually, as well. The Yagen Valley is also a place where visitors can enjoy nature largely untouched by human hands.
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  • Tairadate Immortality Onsen
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    Aomori Higashitsugaru-gun
    This hot spring area, the oldest on the Tsugaru Peninsula, is said to have been used for curative hot spring bathing for over 300 years. The area’s picturesque location commanding a view of Mutsu Bay, the Tsugaru Strait, and Mt. Hakamagoshi creates an environment which soothes both body and mind. The colorless waters of the area’s primarily sulfate springs have a powerful warming effect, heating the body to the very core.