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  • Izura Onsen
    Ibaraki Kitaibaraki-shi Otsucho
    A hot spring district situated along the Izura Coast, the waters of the area's chloride springs promote health and fill the tubs of the bathhouses of the 15 lodging facilities in the area, which include hotels, ryokan inns, and minshuku bed and breakfasts. The beautiful Izura Coast has been selected as one of Japan's 100 best beach areas, 100 best soundscape destinations, and 100 best sandy beach areas dotted with pine trees. The district was also beloved by the artist Yokoyama Taikan, who often painted the area's pine trees, sunrises, and moonlit nights. There are also a full array of sightseeing destinations nearby, including the lonely Rokkaku-do pavilion, standing in an out of the way corner on the grounds of the estate of scholar Okakura Tenshin (now the Izura Institute of Art & Culture, Ibaraki University); the site of the Nakoso Barrier, one of Japan's ancient checkpoint stations and a renowned destination for spring cherry blossom viewing since ancient times; and the Tenshin Memorial Museum of Art, Ibaraki. No matter what the time of year, visitors can enjoy the Izura Coast's fresh seafood and locally grown vegetables, but this area is particularly known for its wintertime anko-nabe monkfish hotpot. If you come here in winter, be sure to try this delicious dish.
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  • Fukuroda Onsen
    Ibaraki Kuji-gun Daigomachi Fukuroda
    A hot spring district which is said to have first been developed in the Heian period; during the Edo period, the residents of what was then Mito Domain believed its waters could cure all manner of illness. During WWII, these same waters were deemed to be particularly effective at treating gastrointestinal disorders, and the recuperative hot springs here were officially used by the former Japanese Imperial Navy. Located in a ravine in the depths of Kuji and surrounded by natural beauty, since ancient times this hot spring district has been a favorite of many, and the gentle waters of the hot springs here are said to be effective for general indication and promote beautify the skin. There are two charming hot spring hotels in the area, the baths of both of which offer views of atmospheric scenery; meanwhile, the Sekisho no Yu daytrip hot spring bathhouse is popular with people of all ages. There are outdoor baths here enshrouded by picturesque natural vistas and the hotels serve delicious dishes made with local ingredients like homemade konnyaku devil's tongue jelly, yuba tofu skin, Yamizo soba noodles, and Okukuji shamo-nabe game fowl hotpot.
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