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  • Yumura Onsen
    Yamanashi Kofu Yumura
    This history-leaden hot spring district is said to have been discovered by the great monk Kobo Daishi, the founder of Shingon Buddhism, some 1,200 years ago. Also used by the likes of Takeda Shingen, Dazai Osamu, and many other famous samurai and men of culture, this area has been designated a National Hot Spring Health Resorts. The waters of the area's colorless chloride springs and sulfate springs are characterized by a velvety soft feel; gentle on the skin, they can be comfortably bathed in by men and women of all ages. These waters have strong moisturizing and heat retaining properties and are renowned for leaving the skin smooth and preventing post-bath chills. The area is dotted with scenic locations such as Shosenkyo Gorge as well as many facilities offering fruit picking for visitors to enjoy.
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  • Aoki Mineral Spring
    Yamanashi Nirasaki-shi Seitetsumachi Aoki 3350
    A hot spring district standing at the entranceway to a trail leading up Three Mt. Hoosanzan, a mountain straddling Minami-Alps City, Nirasaki City, and Hokuto City and considered one of Japan's 100 most famous mountains. The area's odorless, mildly acidic waters contain an abundance of calcium and iron as well as trace amounts of sodium. These waters are said to treat heart disease, gastrointestinal disorders, stomach ulcers, nerve pain, anemia, and many other conditions. Surrounded by forest, the area's only hot spring inn, also called Aoki Kosen, enables visitors to enjoy the ultimate luxury that comes with staying in an area with nothing but wild, natural beauty all around. The inn, a reconstruction of the building which stood here in the early Meiji period, employs sashikamoi architecture and makes no of any nails whatsoever. It is said that the Meiji period poet, Keigetsu Omachi, regularly stayed here. Situated 1,150 meters above sea level, the inn's elegant round window serves as a symbol of the facility.
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  • Kami no Yu Onsen
    Yamanashi Kai-shi Ryuji
    A quiet hot spring hotel surrounded by natural beauty and cherry trees and boasting its own private, abundant source spring. The quality of the hotel's sodium chloride spring has been certified by the Japan Spa Association. The hotel's bathhouse has seven different varieties of baths for bathers to enjoy, including a bath in which you can lie down in fully and relax, and a jacuzzi-style bath which massages the body and enwraps it in a layer of fine, soothing bubbles. The waters of the hotel's spring are said to treat chronic digestive diseases and chronic constipation and can also be drunk for further health benefits. Guests can make use of the hotel's private reservable bath, which boasts a gorgeous view, for free, and take in the magical nightscape of the Kofu Basin in the evening or stunning Mt. Fuji during the daytime. Shosenkyo Gorge, Takeda-jinja Shrine, and the Kai-Zenkoji Temple, popular area sightseeing destinations, are a 30 minute drive away. Visitors can also enjoy picking various seasonal fruits in the area throughout the year.
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  • Shimobe Onsen
    Yamanashi Minamikoma-gun Minobucho Shimobe
    Situated along the Shimobe side of the Fuji River on the west side of Mt. Fuji, this mountain hot spring village has flourished as a destination for curative hot spring waters since ancient times. Selected as one of Japan's 100 most famous hot springs, according to legend, during the Battles of Kawanakajima, the mighty samurai lord Takeda Shingen and many other soldiers injured in the fighting soothed their wounds in the waters here. Known as the Hot Spring which Healed Takeda Shingen , in fact it seems the hot springs here were officially recognized by the Takeda clan. The waters of the area's simple (mineral) springs are said to have a variety of health benefits and can also be drunk for further health fortifying effects. The history of the area dates back 1,200 years, and many interesting legends and traditions still remain in this hot spring district surrounded by beautiful mountain and river scenery. Visitors are also encouraged to make their way to nearby Kumano-jinja Shrine, which since ancient times has been frequented by people seeking the area's curative hot springs to pray for their health or give thanks after being healed by the waters.
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  • Kawaura Onsen
    Yamanashi Yamanashi-shi Mitomi Kawaura
    This hot spring, owned and operated by the Kawaura Onsen Yamagatakan hotel, has been a favorite of countless bathers since 1561 and was prized by the mighty samurai lord Takeda Shingen as a secluded hot spring bathing destination. The hotel is located along the upper reaches of the Fuefuki River, one of the most beautiful rivers in the Koshu district. From the hotel's bathhouse facilities, bathers can take in the beautiful ravine area and the Mountains of Kai. The current owner of the hotel, its 15th, can trace his lineage back to Yamagata Masakage, one of the 24 Generals of Takeda Shingen. The hotel is surrounded by the beauty of the Chichibu-Tama-Kai National Park and steeped in romantic history. The waters of the hotel's simple hot spring are said to treat a variety of ailments, including nerve pain, muscle soreness, joint pain, frozen shoulders, motor paralysis, and joint stiffness. The hotel also offers a local sightseeing plan which includes Nishizawa Gorge, deep mountain, and four wineries in the Katsunuma area.
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  • Nishiyama Onsen
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    Yamanashi Minamikoma-gun Hayakawacho Yujima 1780-7
    The waters of this hot spring district, naturally gushing forth from the ground amidst the Akaishi Mountains (Southern Alps), have been beloved by bathers for centuries. The springs here, primarily chloride springs, have a variety of health benefits and some facilities even offer drinkable curative hot spring water. There are three hot spring lodging facilities in the area, two of which allow non-guests to use their bathhouses. Located in the ravine carved out by the Noro River on the upper reaches of the Hayakawa River, an area popularly known as the Hakuho Valley, the district is particularly beautiful during the fall foliage seasons and the view of the area's suspension bridge spanning the valley is breathtaking. Visitors can also take in the area's history and natural beauty at locations such as Hachiman Hiyoshi-jinja Shrine, a Shinto shrine on whose grounds stand a famous pair of cedar trees some 800 years old; and the Seven Wonders of Narada. Yamamitsu, a pure honey made by bees using the nectar of alpine plants in the Akaishi Mountains (Southern Alps), is only sold at Nishiyama Nature Farm. Area visitors should definitely take the time to try this exquisite honey.
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  • Funayama Onsen
    Yamanashi Minamikoma-gun Nanbucho Hongo
    A hot spring inn situated amongst the mountains in Nanbu Town, Yamanashi Prefecture, famous for the Nanbu Fire Festival held each year on August 15. The inn is located a 15 minute drive from Mt. Minobu, the site of the holy Minobusan Kuonji, the temple where the head priest Nichiren read aloud and dedicated his life to the Lotus Sutra. All six of the inn's bathhouse' tubs boast a view of the scenic Funayama River. The waters of the inn's simple sulfur cold mineral spring are said to treat a variety of ailments, including atopic dermatitis, psoriasis vulgaris, chronic eczema, epidermal suppuration, autonomic instability, and insomnia. The inn's bathhouse facilities are open to non-guests, who can choose either a day use plan which includes no meal or a plan which includes dinner. Each plan is limited to just two groups of non-guests per day; the inn accepts reservations except on Saturdays, consecutive holidays, and designated blackout days.
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  • Fujikawaguchiko Hot spring village
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    Yamanashi Minamitsuru-gun Fujikawaguchikomachi
    A new hot spring village and the closest to Mt. Fuji, located on the north bank of Lake Kawaguchi, one of the Fuji Five Lakes. The four hot springs named Reimine no Yu, Tensui no Yu, Reisui no Yu, and Fuyo no Yu in 1992 have collectively come to be called the Fujikawaguchiko Onsenkyo (“Fuji Lake Kawaguchi Hot Spring Village”). The waters of these sulfate springs are said to alleviate nerve pain and sensitivity to cold. In addition to hot spring hotels, there are day trip hot spring bathhouses in the village, and visitors can enjoy touring the area’s different, distinctive baths, including baths with sweeping views of Mt. Fuji, outdoor baths which overlook Unoshima Island floating in the middle of Lake Kawaguchi, and open and airy outdoor baths replete with facilities for drinking the local health promoting hot spring waters. Other area highlights include the Oishi Tsumugi Traditional Crafts Museum, where you can try traditional Japanese crafts; and Yagizaki Park and Oishi Park, where the Kawaguchiko Herb Festival is held in early summer, making this a destination where visitors can have fun year round.