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  • Oiso Onsen
    Kanagawa Naka-gun Oisomachi Kokufuhongo
    A new, top hot spring district whose waters only first gushed forth from the ground in 2000. Notable for its charming view of Sagami Bay, the area bustles with many scenic driving lovers, beach goers, and other tourists. The area's salt-rich alkaline chloride springs contain an abundance of sodium, calcium, and other minerals, and are renowned for their heat-retaining properties which prevent post-bath chills. These waters are said to aid recovery from fatigue and promote health in addition to helping to ease nerve pain, muscle soreness, cuts, burns, skin diseases, women's diseases, and other conditions.
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  • Yugawara Onsen
    Kanagawa Ashigarashimo-gun Yugawara Machi Miyakami
    A hot spring district whose praises are sung in the Man'yoshu, Japan's oldest extant waka poetry anthology. Situated on the southernmost tip of Kanagawa Prefecture, the town of Yugawara is temperate throughout the year and is dotted with numerous day trip hot spring bathhouses, footbaths, and hot spring inns. Once known as the Healing Buddha's Spring, the area's low sodium common salt springs are mildly alkaline, which is said to be an idea hot spring characteristic. Silky smooth in texture, their waters are known for preventing post-bath chills as well. This area served as an important setting in Natsume Soseki's famous novel Light and Darkness and has also hosted many writers, including Akutagawa Ryunosuke, Yosano Akiko, Shimazaki Toson, and Kobayashi Hideo. The Doppo no Yu footbath facility is modeled after the Japanese archipelago, and here visitors can enjoy nine different hot spring footbaths, each using different methods to massage the feet and provide relaxation to users.
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  • Hakone-Yumoto Onsen
    Kanagawa Ashigarashimo-gun Hakonemachi Yumoto
    The oldest of Hakone's hot spring villages, Hakone Yumoto Onsen was first developed in the Nara period, in the year 757 by Jojobo, an apprentice of the Shugendo monk Taicho, according to legend. In the Edo period, the village prospered thanks to its position on the Tokaido, one of the great Five Highways, and visitors can learn about the history of the area and Hakone from the Warring States period to the Edo period while exploring the village. Yumoto Onsen is also the largest of Hakone's hot spring villages, and the bath facilities of many of the innumerable long-standing traditional ryokan hot spring inns located near the station are open to non-guests, making it easy for visitors to enjoy a casual day of hot spring bathing. One of Hakone's most famous souvenirs is its yosegi-zaiku wooden mosaic work, a craft which emerged during the Edo period.
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  • Gora Onsen
    Kanagawa Ashigarashimo-gun Hakonemachi Gora
    A hot spring district whose waters were first successfully extracted in 1949. Today, the area has 46 source springs categorized into three different types; their waters can reach up to 95° C, with the springs containing higher and higher quantities of sodium chloride the higher their temperature. Here visitors can enjoy five different hot spring varieties and due to their differing colors, this area is also known as the five pastel colors hot spring. The waters of these springs provide a variety of health benefits. In addition to being able to enjoy lovely seasonal scenery from the area's baths, exploring the town and visiting local facilities such as the Hakone Museum of Art, the Hakone Open-Air Museum, and the Hakone Meissen Antique Museum is also fun. The Hakone Gora Summer Festival Daimonji Yaki, held in mid-August, is a massive event which includes a fireworks display, performances, and, most famously, the use of huge fires on a hillside to write out the character for big.
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  • Sengokuhara Onsen
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    Kanagawa Ashigarashimo-gun Hakonemachi Sengokuhara
    A hot spring resort located in Hakone's Sengokuhara district, known for its natural beauty and numerous museums. Area visitors willing to go a little further by car can travel to Mt. Fuji, now a World Heritage Site, and Gotemba. There are many hot spring lodging facilities in the area, including hotels, ryokan inns, and minshuku bed and breakfasts, and visitors can choose the lodging style that fits their budget and needs. Many of these allow non-guests to use their bathhouse facilities, as well, making it easy to try a variety to compare and contrast their different qualities. Togendai Port, the dock where the Lake Ashi Pirate Ships (pleasure cruises) leave from, is also nearby, and visitors can take a fun cruise to Hakone Town and Motohakone. Visitors to the popular Owakudani volcanic valley can see all the way to Mt. Fuji on clear days, visible between the sulfurous steams rising from innumerable fumaroles. Owakudani is famous for its black eggs-hot spring eggs soft boiled in natural hot spring waters with a custard-like texture.
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  • Oku Yugawara Onsen
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    Kanagawa Ashigarashimo-gun Yugawara Machi Miyakami
    This quiet hot spring district sprawls amidst the mountains upriver along the Fujiki River from Yugawara Onsen, known as one of the Kanto region’s top hot spring destinations. The waters of the area’s primarily sulfate springs and chloride springs have a powerful warming effect that prevents post-bath chills. Here visitors can enjoy relaxing hot spring bathing along with the murmur of the river and the highly seasonal natural beauty of its valley location.
  • Oiso Prince Hotel
    546 Kokufuhongo, Oiso-cho, Naka-gun