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  • Toi Onsen
    Shizuoka Izu-shi Toi
    A hot spring district sprawling along the Toi coast which is the oldest and one of the largest in western Izu. This area is said to have been a favorite of famous author Yasunari Kawabata and many other celebrities. The district is situated in a scenic location commanding a view of Suruga Bay and boasts a climate that is warm year-round. Also renowned for the beauty of its sunsets, the view of the setting sun from Matsubara Park, location of the worlds largest flower clock, is superb. The sulfate springs and chloride springs found here contain an abundance of potassium, sodium, and other minerals, and are said to aid in recovery from fatigue and promote health in addition to easing conditions such as muscle soreness, nerve pain, and skin diseases.
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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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  • Atami Onsen
    Shizuoka Atami-shi
    A hot spring district with a long history said to have been used by the mighty Tokugawa Ieyasu and numerous other powerful historical personages, famous people, and members of the Imperial Family. Generating some 16,000 liters daily, one of the greatest volumes in the country, this hot spring village is considered one of Japan's top three. Atami means hot ocean, and legend has it this name is derived from a time when hot spring waters welled up from the bed of the nearby ocean, making it so hot that the fish in it died. The area is home to over 500 source springs, which are generally three types-chloride spring, sulfate spring, or simple spring. All are said to aid recovery from fatigue and promote health as well as ease muscle soreness, nerve pain, chronic skin diseases, and a variety of other conditions.
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  • Inatori Onsen
    Shizuoka Kamo-gun Higashiizucho Inatori
    A hot spring district blessed with a year-round warm climate and located in a picturesque area commanding a view of Izu Oshima. Many traditional events are held here, such as the Dontsuku Festival, said to be the strangest festival on Earth, and the area bustles with tourists throughout the year. The waters of the district's colorless, mildly alkaline chloride springs possess outstanding moisturizing and heat retaining properties and are renowned for warming the body all the way to the core and preventing post-bath chills. These waters are also said to aid recovery from fatigue and promote health in addition to moisturizing the skin and easing sensitivity to cold and stiff shoulders.
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  • Ito Onsen
    Shizuoka Ito-shi
    A hot spring district with a long history dating back to its discovery in the Heian period. In the Edo period, the area's waters were gifted to the mighty Tokugawa clan. There are over 700 source springs in the area generating an astounding 30 thousand liters of hot water per minute, one of the greatest volumes in the country, and visitors can enjoy bathing in tubs constantly replenished kakenagashi style from a source spring at many bathhouse facilities in the city. The qualities of the springs differ slightly depending on location, but in general they are clear mildly saline springs and simple springs. Mildly saline springs are renowned for their heat retention properties which prevent post-bath chills. The area's simple springs are gentle on the skin, ensuring their waters can be used comfortably by men and women of all ages.
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  • Sumatakyo Onsen
    Shizuoka Haibara-gun Kawanehon Cho Sumatakyo
    A hot spring district sprawling at the foot of Mt. Daimugen and surrounded by abundant natural beauty. A little-known hot spring village popular with hot spring lovers, visitors can enjoy luxurious hot spring bathing while taking in vast, seasonal scenery and, at night, star-filled skies. The district also serves as a base for those looking to climb Mt. Daimugen and the Akaishi Mountains (Southern Japan Alps). Renowned for its picturesque beauty, the area sees many visitors particularly during the fall foliage season. The area's virtually colorless simple sulfur springs leave the skin moisturized and smooth and thus this hot spring village is also known for its ability to aid in the enhancement of feminine beauty.
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  • Izunagaoka Onsen
    Shizuoka Izunokuni-shi Nagaoka‧Kona
    A vast hot spring district sprawling at the foot of Mt. Genji on the Izu Peninsula. Developed at the end of the Meiji period, this relatively new hot spring village has over 100 source springs and produces an extremely abundant volume of piping hot water. The area' colorless alkaline simple springs contain an abundance of sodium, calcium, and other minerals; their waters are gentle on the skin and particularly popular with women due to their beautifying properties, as they leave the skin soft and smooth. Some of the facilities in the area have places where visitors can drink these hot spring waters, and doing so is said to help ease chronic gastrointestinal disorders and other digestive organ diseases.
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  • Kumomi Onsen
    Shizuoka Kamo-gun Matsuzakicho Kumomi
    This hot spring town, occupied by numerous cozy bed and breakfasts, is said to have the most beautiful view of Mt. Fuji of any in Japan. Known for its abundant seafood and warm, friendly people, the town holds a variety of events as well, such as free turban shell gathering, a pirate cuisine festival, and a celebration of the sending out of the first fishing boats of the year, fireworks displays, and firefly watching. There's also the popular and free Akaihama Rotenburo outdoor bath and Nagisa no Ashiyu footbath, both of which are situated right in front of the sea. Situated on the Kumomi coast, the Akaihama Rotenburo is a mixed gender bath and bathers must wear a bathing suit. The Nagisa no Ashiyu is located at Kumomi Beach. Both are open only from May to October.
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  • Shimoda Onsen
    Shizuoka Shimoda-shi Soto Ke Oka 1-1
    Shimoda Onsen, located in Shimoda City, Shizuoka Prefecture, is the name of the hot spring district encompassing the springs of Rendaiji Onsen, Kawachi Onsen, Shirahama Onsen, and Kannon Onsen. Rendaiji, Kawachi, and Shirahama are simple springs, while Kannon is a highly alkaline spring. The area generates 5,500 liters of 55° C water every minute. The popularity of this hot spring destination is due in part to the beautiful ocean scenery, soothing murmuring river, and tree-covered mountains, as well as the variety of hot spring locations. Shimoda City is famous for being the location where Commodore Matthew C. Perry arrived in 1854, and the so-called Perry Road, extending from the Ryosenji temple to Shimoda Park, is dotted with numerous monuments which convey the history of the commodore's black ships and the closing days of the Tokugawa Shogunate, helping visitors strolling the path to imagine this turbulent time.
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  • Umegashima Onsen
    Shizuoka Shizuoka-shi Aoi-ku Umegashima Umegashima Onsen
    A hot spring district with a 1,700 year long history and which is aid to have been known to the ancient Emperor Ojin in Tumulus period. Umegashima Onsen is the most well-known hot spring district in the Umegashima Onsenkyo hot spring village. Situated some 1,000 meters above sea level, the district is comprised of 12 inns in the Abekawa River source basin. Because of its secluded location surrounded by mountains, it is said one can get a hot spring experience here that is richer than anywhere else, and accordingly some call this place the Rich Onsen. The waters of the area's colorless sulfur spring are alkaline and gentle on the skin. Abe Great Falls, selected as one of Japan's 100 best waterfalls, is located 45 minutes away. Seen as a symbol of the beauty of inner Abe, visitors are recommended to see this majestic waterfall. In 2017, Umegahara Onsenkyo was designated a National Hot Spring Health Resorts by the Ministry of the Environment.
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