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  • Nyuto Hot spring village
    Akita Senboku-shi Tazawako Obonai Komagatake
    The collective term for the seven hot spring districts which dot the region at the foot of Mt. Nyutouzan straddling Akita Prefecture and Iwate Prefecture, the area has also been designated a National Hot Spring Health Resorts. This scenic hot spring region, rich in natural beauty, is surrounded by Mt. Akita-Komagatake and other revered mountains and is also a popular base for mountain climbing activities. Over 10 different types of source springs with differing qualities are found here, and visitors can enjoy a variety of hot spring waters depending on the location. There is a pass sold which provides access to seven hot spring bathhouses and tour busses also operate in the area where visit different hot springs, attracting large numbers of hot spring lovers.
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  • Tamagawa Onsen
    Akita Senboku-shi Tazawako Tamagawa Shibu Kurosawa
    A hot spring district known for having the most acidic waters in the country, the area's single source spring also generates the greatest amount of hot water of any single spring in Japan. A nature walking path is maintained in the area of the spring for visitors to stroll and take in the sight of the volcanic activity taking place here. The spring's highly acidic waters have a pH of 1.2. When drunk, they are said to put one's digestive organs in order, while breathing their steam is said to stimulate the cilia in the lungs and encourage the regeneration of mucous membranes. Bathing in them is believed to aid in recovery from fatigue, promote health, and have a variety of other benefits, and the area has been designated National Hot Spring Health Resorts due to the power and breadth of their curative properties.
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  • Shin Tamagawa Onsen
    Akita Senboku-shi Tazawako Tamagawa Shibu Kurosawa
    A hot spring district with a single source spring which boasts the greatest volume of water flow in the nation, generating some 9,000 liters of piping hot water every minute. Known as the place where Japanese-style stone saunas were invented and the only place in the country where visitors can enjoy a natural stone sauna, the area bustles with tourists seeking to be soothed and relaxed by the local hot spring facilities. The area's source spring contains an abundance of hydrochloric acid, something rarely found anywhere in the world, and its waters are strongly acidic, with a pH of 1.2. These waters are said to aid recovery from fatigue and ease skin diseases, nerve pain, and rheumatism. Their steam, which contains minute amounts of hydrogen sulfide gas, are said to help treat bronchitis, colds, and asthma. Some of the bathhouses in the area have facilities for drinking these hot spring waters for their health benefits, as well.
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  • Towadako Nishi Kohan Onsen
    Akita Kazuno-gun Kosakamachi Towadako Nishi Kohan
    A hot spring welling forth on the grounds of a hotel on the west bank of Lake Towada, one of the most picturesque locations in Towada-Hachimantai National Park. This hot spring is used to fill an open and airy outdoor bath from which bathers can enjoy the sight of fresh verdure in spring and summer and fall foliage in autumn, as well as star-filled skies at night. The bath's waters, said to treat chronic digestive diseases, sensitivity to cold, fatigue, and joint stiffness, come completely from the calcium sodium sulfate spring without the use of any added waters. The hotel is located near Lake Towada's Kankodai observatory and Oirase Stream, and Cape Tappi and Senjojiki are also just two to three hours away by car. The hotel also allows non-guests to use the bath, making it possible to stop by here for a day trip hot spring bath experience.
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  • Ogama Onsen
    Akita Senboku-shi Tazawako Tazawa Sendatsu Sawa
    The old wooden school building unique hot spring inn, situated in the Nyuto Onsenkyo hot spring village, was moved here from another location, and an old-fashioned atmosphere hangs in the air. The waters of the hotel's acidic arsenic-containing sodium chloride sulfate spring are said to treat a wide array of ailments, such as chronic pyoderma, rheumatic diseases, nerve pain, muscle soreness, and mycosis (athlete's foot). The inn's bathhouse is open to non-guests, as well, and the inn also has the only footbath (note: only open in summer) in Nyuto Onsenkyo. Passes called the Yumeguri-cho for inn guests and the Yumeguri Map for non-guests are sold at inns in Nyuto Onsenkyo; these passes can be used to save on area bathhouse fees as well as the use of the Yumeguri-go loop bus which visits the hot springs of the area.
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  • Akita Onsen
    Akita Akita-shi Soegawa Keidai Kawara 142-3
    The waters of this hot spring sodium chloride spring first began emerging from the ground in 1913; these waters are renowned for warming the body and soothing away fatigue as well as leaving the skin silky smooth. From that time, the area flourished as a destination for those seeking the curative powers of hot spring bathing, and, although forced to shut down during the war, the area reopened once again in 1961. The Akita Onsen Satomi hot spring hotel makes use of the spring; the newer adjoining Onsen Center Relax draws its waters from Akita Onsen Motoyu. Akita Onsen Satomi boasts 90 years of history; selected for the list of Japan's 100 hotels and inns selected by professionals 12 years running, the hotel has also won awards 14 times. Onsen Center Relax is a day trip hot spring facility with a full array of facilities and sees many repeat customers.
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  • Oyasu Valley Onsen
    Akita Yuzawa-shi Minase Yumoto
    This hot spring village is located 30 minutes away from Kurikoma, known as the south entranceway to Akita Prefecture. The village follows a ravine carved out by a river and is surrounded by tranquil natural beauty. The area's 11 lodging facilities span everything from elegant Japanese-style hot spring inns to simple and casual inns, with its facility having its own unique character. There are also public bathhouse and day trip bathhouse facilities in the area. The Oyasukyo Gorge from which this district takes its name boasts stunning, steep-walled cliffs and scenic locations where natural hot springs burst forth from the ground. The area sees particularly many visitors during the fall foliage season. The village also adjoins Inaniwa, known as the birthplace of Inaniwa udon noodles, one of Japan's three major udon noodle varieties, so is sure to try some of these tasty noodles during your stay.
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  • Oyu Onsen
    Akita Kazuno-shi Towadaoyu Nakata 23-3
    The waters of this hot spring district, which was designated an official recuperative by Morioka Domain in the Edo period, have been naturally welling forth from the ground along the O-yugawa River for some 800 years. This district, the closest to Lake Towada in Towada-Hachimantai National Park, is still beloved by many today. The district encompasses six hot spring lodging facilities and four public bathhouses. The waters of the area's salt springs are said to treat such ailments as nerve pain, muscle soreness, joint pain, and frozen shoulders, and are also gentle on the skin and prevent post-bath chills. In addition to Lake Towada, a deep lake up to 334 meters deep, the Kazuno area is home to countless traditional events and folk arts passed down through the centuries, and visitors can enjoy both natural beauty and history alongside soothing hot spring bathing. Kazuno is also the location of the Oyu Stone Circles, an ancient archeological site dating back to the late Jomon period.
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  • Fukenoyu Onsen
    Akita Kazuno-shi
    This secluded hot spring inn, located in the Hachimantai designated area of Towada-Hachimantai National Park, owns and operates the oldest hot springs in Hachimantai. The waters of the inn's hot springs have been welling forth from the ground for 300 years. Situated amidst virgin beech forest 1,100 meters above sea level, visitors can be soothed by both verdure and water. Three source springs of differing qualities are found on the inn's grounds, and their turbid hot spring waters are used to constantly refill tubs kakenagashi style. These waters of these simple and mildly acidic springs warm both body and soul and are said to aid post-illness recovery as well as treat such ailments as nerve pain, rheumatism, infertility women's diseases, hernias, fatigue, gastrointestinal disorders, skin diseases, and atopy. The inn has six different types of baths but its outdoor baths are its most famous. These outdoor baths dot an area from which piping hot steam emerges from the ground, and bathers can feel at one with the wide open natural world around them.
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  • Natsuse Onsen
    Akita Pref. Sembokushi Tazawakosotsuda Natsuze
    A hot spring inn located a 30 minute drive from Kakunodate Station, records state that the Satake clan, which ruled the area from Kakunodate Castle, made a gift of lumber to the village of Hirokunai in the Edo period to manage the hot spring here. The inn constantly replenishes its baths straight from the source spring kakenagashi style. The waters of the sodium calcium sulfate spring have been loved by locals since ancient times and are said to treat such ailments as chronic skin diseases, hardening of the arteries, obesity, diabetes, and gout. There are also many places nearby where visitors can take in the area's vast natural beauty to refresh both body and soul, such as lovely Dakigaeri Gorge, known as the Yaba Gorge of Tohoku; and Hachimantai, a mountainous district sprawling from Akita to Iwate.
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