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  • Gero Onsen
    Gifu Gero-shi Yunoshima‧Koda‧Mori
    A historic hot spring district and, together with Arima Onsen in Hyogo Prefecture and Kusatsu Onsen in Gunma Prefecture, considered one of the three most renowned hot spring districts in Japan. Sprawling along the Hidagawa River, the area is dotted with numerous hot spring inns, communal baths, and free footbaths, making it easy for visitors to enjoy all the delights of hot spring bathing. The area's simple alkaline hot spring waters are colorless and are notable for making the skin feel soft and smooth. The waters moisturize the skin and aid in heat retention. Also said to aid the removal of old, dead skin layers, these waters are known for their beautifying properties. The area is also dotted with natural carbonated springs welling up from underneath the ground, and this hot spring district is particularly popular with women.
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  • Hirayu Onsen
    Gifu Takayama-shi Okuhida Hot spring village Hirayu
    The oldest hot spring district in the Okuhida Onsenkyo hot spring village sprawling at the foot of Mt. Norikura. According to the Hishushi written at the end of the Edo period, the area was discovered when the mighty lord Takeda Shingen invaded the Hida region and happened to follow an old, white monkey to a hot spring. There are some 40 source springs in the district, and, depending on the location, visitors can enjoy a variety of hot spring qualities, including hydrogen carbonate springs, chloride springs, sulfur springs, and simple springs. Located close to Kamikochi and Mt. Norikura, the district is also used as a base for mountain climbing activities. Hantai eggs, boiled eggs with firm yolks and soft whites, are a popular local specialty made using the area's high temperature hot spring waters, which reach up to 90 ° C.
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  • Saga Sawa Onsen
    Shizuoka Izu-shi Kadonohara 400-1
    Counted as one of the Seven Amagi Hot Springs, this hot spring, generating an abundant volume of piping hot water along a clear mountain stream, was named after the Sagano area in Kyoto because of its resemblance to that location. The hot spring is operated by a single ryokan inn, but its abundant flow is used to fill a total of 11 bath facilities, including an outdoor bath, large indoor baths, family baths, and private reservable baths. The waters of the simple alkaline hot spring are gentle on the skin and leave it silky smooth. Located in the center of the atmospheric Shuzenji Onsen hot spring district, derived from the Shuzenji temple, there are many sightseeing destinations nearby, including the Shuzenji temple itself, where Minamoto no Yoriie, the second Kamakura shogun, was imprisoned; Izu's largest waterfall, Joren Falls; and the Old Amagi Tunnel, famously depicted in the short story The Dancing Girl of Izu. After exploring these renowned destinations, you can relax in one of the inn's quiet rooms, all of which have a view of the beautiful Kano River, and take a relaxing soak in one of luxurious baths.
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  • Sakakibara Onsen
    Mie Tsu-shi Sakakibaracho 5824-1
    A hot spring district once extolled in Sei Shonagon's Pillow Book, the world's first collection of literary essays, in the distant Heian period-The (only) hot springs (worth mentioning) are Nanakuri no Yu (Sakakibara Onsen), Arima no Yu, and Tamatsukuri no Yu. Since ancient times, visitors to the Ise Jingu Shrine have stopped here to cleanse themselves and purify their bodies (known as yugori-no-yu). The hot spring waters here have powerful beautifying effects-the sodium bicarbonate they contain helps to remove old, dead skin layers, while the abundant quantities of sodium ions and high alkalinity create a protective membrane over the skin. The colorless waters of these alkaline simple springs are said to treat skin diseases, diabetes, and nerve pain. The hot springs here have also long been said to soothe lovesickness; a poem by Sei Shonagon states, Nanakuri no Yu (Sakakibara Onsen) / in Ichishi / for you / hearing that love will not end/I feel sad.
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  • Yunokuchi Onsen
    Mie Kumano-shi Kiwacho Yunokuchi 10
    This hot spring resort is located in an area called Yunokuchi which flourished from the Nanboku-cho period (1336-1392) thanks to local gold mining. The resort offers everything from day trip hot spring bathing to long-term stay plans and has lodging facilities and cooking facilities for guests. The resort's simple and retro bathing facilities are basically unchanged since ancient times. The resort is known as a cane-forgetting hot spring due to stories of people coming here walking with a cane but forgetting to take the cane home after being healed in the resort's baths. The current facility was recently remodeled in 2015; possessing no restaurant, those who do not intend to cook for themselves should dine at Hotel Seiryuso located three kilometers away. The waters of the resort's sodium calcium chloride spring are said to treat such ailments as nerve pain, muscle soreness, joint pain, frozen shoulders, motor paralysis, bruises, sprains, hemorrhoids, sensitivity to cold, and fatigue.
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  • Shinmei Onsen
    Gifu Seki-shi Itadori 4838
    A secluded hot spring located in Itadori, Seki City, Gifu Prefecture, an area known as Okumino, its vaunted waters are used to constantly refill the tubs of the Shinmei Onsen Spa Resort Sugishima hot spring inn's bathhouse kakenagashi style. The colorless, mildly alkaline simple spring's waters are said to treat stiff shoulders, rheumatism, joint pain, and atopy and other skin diseases; they are also said to grant beautiful skin to bathers. The inn complex, an estate built by a wealthy farmer 150 years ago and later moved here, combines the elegance of Hida culture with the simplicity of the rural Okumino region, giving it warmth and depth. The inn's bathhouse is also open to non-guests, who, with an advance reservation, can even use the private reservable bath. The inn serves a lunch which enables diners to revel in the tastes of Okumino and savor Hida beef; bathhouse entry is also discounted for diners.
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  • Inokura Onsen
    Mie Tsu-shi Hakusancho Sada 2643
    A hot spring hotel and day trip bathing facility located not far from the Aoyama Highland in Muro-Akame-Aoyama Quasi-National Park. The waters of the highly alkaline simple spring boast a hydrogen ion concentration of pH 9.4 to 9.7; slippery and smooth to the touch, they are said to treat such ailments as atopy, nerve pain, sensitivity to cold, fatigue, sleep disorders, and autonomic instability. Nearby, visitors will find the Japon Louvre Sculpture Museum, which possesses a 33 meter tall gold leaf statue of Kannon said to be the largest in the world; and Higashiaoyama Shiki no Sato, a park famous for its fields of 30 thousand azaleas and other flours. In addition, destinations such as scenic Kimigano Dam, the wind farm turbines of the Aoyama Highland, and Kitabatake-jinja Shrine are all located within a 45 minute drive, making it easy for visitors to experience natural beauty and local history.
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  • Nishiura Onsen
    Aichi Gamagori-shi Nishiuracho Oyama
    A hot spring village situated on the tip of the Nishiura Peninsula, an area known as a top destination for marine sports and ocean fishing. A picturesque place beloved by poets since ancient times and appearing in the ancient Man'yoshu poetry anthology, one of its biggest attractions is its beautiful location offering a 360 view of Mikawa Bay. The area's colorless alkaline simple springs are said to aid recovery from fatigue and promote health in addition to alleviating muscle soreness, frozen shoulders, chronic digestive diseases, chronic women's diseases, and sensitivity to cold. Also one of the top areas in the country for Japanese littleneck clams, the district bustles with throngs of people come to enjoy clamming at the beginning of spring.
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  • Nagaragawa Onsen
    Gifu Gifu-shi Nagara
    A hot spring district situated along the Nagaragawa River, a river famous for the traditional cormorant fishing conducted on it. The waters of the area's source spring are colorless when they emerge but turn a turbid red when they come in contact with air. A simple iron cold mineral spring, its waters contain an abundance of iron. At Nagaragawa Onsen, visitors can enjoy the stunning scenery created by Gifu Castle, conquered and taken over by the mighty Oda Nobunaga in the distant past, towering over Mt. Kinka; and the glassy Nagaragawa River reflecting star-filled night skies. Because of its distinctiveness, this hot spring district has even been granted a Regional Collective Trademark System by the Japan Patent Office. Many of the traditional ryokan inns standing along the Nagara River have free foot- and hand baths for tourists to enjoy. The hot spring waters here are said to treat nerve pain, muscle soreness, sensitivity to cold, and chronic digestive diseases, and Nagaragawa Onsen has been selected to appear in a list of Japan's top 100 hot spring areas organized by the Kankokeizai News Corporation five years running.
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  • Shuzenji Onsen
    Shizuoka Izu-shi Shuzenji
    A renowned hot spring district which records say was discovered by the great monk Kobo Daishi in 807. It is considered one of Japan's 100 most renowned hot spring districts alongside the famous Three Ancient Hot Springs of Izu. This area was also the site of the famous power struggle which took place in the Minamoto clan in the Kamakura period, and the town is dotted with historic sites connected to the clan such as the Shigetsuden, the oldest wooden structure in Izu. The alkaline waters of the simple springs found here are said to aid recovery from fatigue and promote health in addition to helping relieve muscle soreness, chronic digestive diseases, sensitivity to cold, and other ailments.
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