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  • Amanohashidate Onsen
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    Kyoto Miyazu-shi Monju
    Located in Amanohashidate, considered one of Japan’s three most picturesque destinations, this new hot spring area is an extremely popular base for local sightseeing activities. The waters of the area’s hydrogen carbonate springs, chalybeate springs, and radium springs are said to treat such ailments as nerve pain, muscle soreness, joint pain, fatigue, women’s diseases, sensitivity to cold, high blood pressure, hardening of the arteries, skin diseases, and hemorrhoids. They are also renowned for their beautifying properties. In addition to being able to stay in hot spring hotels and ryokan inns, many of these lodging facilities offer discount day trip hot spring bathing plans and lunch plans for non-guests. Kyoto Prefectural Route 607, the “Amanohashidate Line,” selected as one of Japan’s most beautiful roads in 1987; and Shirakase-dori and Yorozumachi-dori , neighborhoods which flourished during the Edo period and where many old homes dating to this period still stand, are must-sees.
  • Yunohana Onsen
    Kyoto Kameoka-shi
    A history-leaden hot spring district situated amongst the quiet mountains seven kilometers west of the heart of Kyoto City. Records state that the waters here were used to soothe the sword wounds of many a samurai during the Warring States period. The area's colorless simple, mildly radioactive springs (natural radium springs) are said to aid recovery from fatigue and promote health in addition to alleviating chronic digestive diseases, women's diseases, gout, sensitivity to cold, gallstones, and other ailments. The Anaoji Temple, Jinzoji Temple, and many other temples and historic sites are located in the area, and this hot spring village bustles with visitors throughout the year, serving as a base for exploring this ancient Japanese capital.
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  • Yuhigaura Onsen
    Kyoto Kyotango-shi Aminocho Hamazume
    Facing Yuhigaura, the western side of the Tango Peninsula, this relatively new hot spring district was first developed in 1980. The entire surrounding area is a renowned sightseeing destination and bustles with many tourists year-round. The area's sunsets are particularly beautiful and the source of its name (Yuhigaura means Sunset Beach). The area's clear hypotonic and mildly alkaline high temperature springs are said to aid recovery from fatigue in addition to helping alleviate nerve pain, muscle soreness, frozen shoulders, and rheumatic diseases. Their waters are also soft and renowned for their beautifying properties, leaving the skin nice and smooth.
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      aid recovery from fatigue