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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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  • Kihoku Sennen Hot Springs
    Mie Prefecture Kitamuro-gun, Kihoku-cho, Tojojima 3043-4 (Shiro no hama)
    The waters of this private salt spring, situated along the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage routes connecting Kumano with the Ise Jingu Shrine, can be enjoyed at Hotel Tokinoza. The hotel has an outdoor baths, large indoor baths, and private reservable baths; at the outdoor baths, bathers can enjoy scenery deemed the Matsushima of Kii during the daytime and star-filled skies at night. The hotel offers day trip plans with and without lunch for non-guests, making it the perfect place to stop by in between enjoying other area attractions. The 600 kilometer long pilgrimage routes of the Kumano Kodo, a designated World Heritage Site; and Uo-machi, an old-fashioned fishing town; are located nearby, while the famous Ise Jingu Shrine is situated a 60 minute drive away. This hot spring destination is filled with points of interest, and visitors can enjoy activities such as hiking ancient pilgrimage trails and river and ocean sports here throughout the year.
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  • Isegeku Sando Onsen
    Mie Ise-shi Honmachi 1-1
    The Ise Geku Sando Onsen is a hot spring welling forth on the grounds of the Ise Shinsen ryokan inn and is the only natural hot spring found in front of the Ise Jingu Shrine. The inn makes use of additional heating and water in its baths to adjust the waters of its sodium chloride hydrocarbonate saline spring. It is said that since ancient times travelers, known as misogi, would ritually purify themselves in these saline waters before worshipping at the shrine. All of the inn's 45 rooms have its own outdoor bath, making it easy for guests to enjoy the natural, curative hot spring waters. The Ise Utsuwa Ichi pottery market, located on the inn's grounds, sells pottery from throughout the Chubu region, including Mino ware, Bizen ware, Seto ware, Tokoname ware, and Shigaraki ware-pottery from regions counted among the Six Ancient Kilns-as well as local Mie Prefecture Iga ware and Yokkaichi City Banko ware.
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  • Akame Onsen Kakure no Yu
    Mie Pref. Nabarishi Akamechou Nagasaka 682
    A hot spring hotel located a five minute walk from the Akame 48 Waterfalls, a scenic area selected as one of 100 best waterfall areas, one of the 100 best forest waterfall areas, one of the 100 best hiking areas, and 100 Exquisite and Well-Conserved Waters of the Heisei Period in the country. The hotel's high quality alkaline simple hot spring, a certified Japan Recuperative Hot Spring, is said to promote beauty. The hotel is located in a ravine with many waterfalls, deep pools, and stunning rock formations, each of which carries a name granted it long, long ago. The area's hiking trail, which takes 90 minutes to walk one way, weaves through areas of beautiful, natural scenery. In addition, visitors to the Akame 48 Waterfalls area can gird their loins and stand underneath one of the many freezing falls, a traditional ascetic practice which strengthens mind, body, and soul and which will make you feel like a real Iga ninja. The hotel's hot spring bath facilities are also open to non-guests. Be sure to enjoy the unique cuisine of Akame Onsen, including Iga beef, sweetfish from the Nabari River, and ninja nabe hotpot.
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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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  • 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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  • Ijika Onsen
    Mie Toba Ijikacho
    The entirety of Toba City, Mie Prefecture is situated inside Ise-Shima National Park, and here visitors can enjoy gorgeous natural scenery, history, and culture. In the Ijika Onsen hot spring district, the waters of each hot spring bathing facility possess different qualities, most being hydrogen carbonate springs. Each has its own benefits, but in general they are said to be effective for general indication and treat such ailments as nerve pain, frozen shoulders, and skin diseases. Many of the lodging facilities in the district possess outdoor baths with views of the ocean, and bathers can enjoy the vast scenery unfurling right in front of their eyes. Some of the area's things to see and do include the Shima Marine Leisure sightseeing boats, which leave from the Toba Marine Terminal and the Pearl Island / Toba Aquarium Drop Off; and the Toba Sea-Folk Museum, which possess some 60 thousand folk culture items concerning the sea (6,879 of which are designated National Important Tangible Folk Cultural Properties). Visitors can also enjoy visiting the many historic sites, shrines, and temples here.
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  • Nagashima Onsen
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    Mie Kuwana-shi
    A hot spring area whose springs were discovered during a natural gas survey in 1963. Located inside Suigo Prefectural Natural Park, this hot spring destination is famous for its superb location commanding a view of Ise Bay. Among the many hot spring hotels, inns, and day trip bathhouses in the area, the renowned Nagashima Resort is conveniently connected to Nagoya, Osaka, Tokyo, and Yokohama via non-stop buses. The resort’s Yuami no Yu bathhouse is one of the largest in Japan, with grounds spanning 33,000 square meters and encompassing 17 different outdoor and indoor men and women’s baths in total, and here visitors can enjoy the sight of a variety of seasonal flowers, trees, and plants year round from the bathhouse’ outdoor baths. The facility also has private family baths and baths incorporating universal design principles which can accommodate wheelchairs.
  • Isegekusando Iseshinsen
    1-1 Honmachi, Ise-shi