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  • Arima Onsen
    Hyogo Kobe-shi Kita-ku Arimacho
    This hot spring district, Japan's oldest, is noted in the Nihon Shoki, The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon, and many other ancient texts. It is said the area was a favorite of many intellectuals and emperors, as well, including Emperor Jomei and Emperor Kotoku. The area's springs are a mixture of carbon dioxide springs, chloride springs, and five other spring varieties, something found hardly anywhere in the world; containing an abundance of minerals and metasilicic acid, their waters have powerful antibacterial and moisturizing properties. They are said to aid recovery from fatigue and promote health in addition to alleviating eczema, hives, atopy, and other skin diseases; burns; cuts; and a variety of other ailments.
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      nerve pain
      muscle soreness
      aid recovery from fatigue
      sensitivity to cold
      etc
  • Ako Onsen
    Hyogo Ako-shi Misaki
    A hot spring district facing the Harima Sea also known as the Hot Spring of Resurrection. Located on high ground along the coast, the district is situated far from other major sightseeing spots in the city and as such visitors can enjoy the beautiful Ako sunset here in peace and quiet. The hot spring got its start with the digging of the Ako Peninsula Hot Spring in 1970; a new natural hot spring source, located 1,600 meters below the ground, was dug in 2000. The waters of these high sodium, low temperature chloride springs have a soft, smooth feel. pH neutral common salt springs containing an abundance of minerals, they leave a layer of salt on the skin which prevents the evaporation of sweat, thus resulting in a powerful warmth retaining effect. Their waters are said to ease a wide range of conditions, including eight when drunk and 24 when bathed in, for a total of 32 health conditions, such as nerve pain, joint pain, and chronic digestive diseases.
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      nerve pain
      muscle soreness
      joint pain
      aid recovery from fatigue
      etc
  • Sumoto Onsen
    Hyogo
    Facing the sea, this hot spring district, the largest on Awaji Island, is located in an area which in ancient times prospered as a castle town of Sumoto Castle. The area's brownish simple radon spring is mildly radioactive. A new spring, it was discovered in 1993 1,300 meters below the ground near the foot of Mt. Mikuma; its piping hot 37° C waters prevent post-bath chills. The various hot spring inns and hotels in the area compete with each other, offering a variety of indoor and outdoor baths possessing scenic views of the area. The magnificent Kitan Strait seascape and the fresh seafood brought in at Awaji's fishing harbor are two of the area's biggest draws. Visitors can also enjoy a numerous marine leisure activities here such as scenic drives along the coast and sea fishing, and the area is fast gaining popularity as a resort destination for family vacations.
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      nerve pain
      muscle soreness
      joint pain
      aid recovery from fatigue
      etc
  • Akashi Onsen
    Hyogo Akashi-shi Okuratenjincho 21-22
    This hot spring district, designated a Recuperative Hot Spring, is located in an area with a mild climate. Commanding a view of the Seto Inland Sea, here visitors can enjoy history, famous places, and exquisite cuisine. The waters of the district's chloride springs and iron-containing springs are a turbid dark brown and are said to treat nerve pain, muscle soreness, joint pain, women's diseases, gastrointestinal disorders, sensitivity to cold, skin diseases, and hemorrhoids. Visitors are particularly encouraged to check out Akashi's Toki no Michi or Road of Time. This two kilometer long circuitous route follows the 135 degrees east longitude, the meridian of Japan Standard Time, and, heading northeast, connects Akashi Station to Akashi Castle, the Akashi City Museum of Culture, the Akashi Municipal Planetarium, and Hitomarumae Station, giving walkers the chance to experience the area's history and culture. Other destinations along the route include Shinto shrines, Buddhist temples, famous places, historical sites, and museums; after taking in all the city has to offer, nothing feels better than to ease your tired body by taking a relaxing hot spring bath.
      Effect
      nerve pain
      muscle soreness
      joint pain
      aid recovery from fatigue
      etc
  • Kinosakionsen
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    Hyogo Toyooka-shi Kinosakicho Yushima
    This hot spring area was famously awarded two stars in the Michelin Green Guide Japon. Said to be the birthplace of public bath touring, visitors can purchase a one-day, unlimited use public bath ticket which provides access to the Seven Hot Springs of Kinosaki (seven public bathhouses). Available at all of the public bathhouses, the ticket is a stunning deal which visitors are recommended to take advantage of. There are also hot spring foot bath and drinking facilities in the area, making it easy for those traveling through the area to stop by and ease the fatigue of their journey. An abundant variety of events are held in the area throughout the year, including a spring hot spring festival, Kinosaki Natsu Monogatari Summer Festival), the Autumn Danjiri Matsuri, and wintertime Crab Kingdom Kinosaki event, and no matter what season you come, you’re sure to have mountains of fun.