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  • Iyakei Onsen
    Tokushima Pref. Miyoshishi Nishiyayamamuraoinouchi 401
    A hot spring owned and operated by the Hotel Iyaonsen located in the Iya Valley, considered one of Japan's three most secluded locations. The hotel commands views of beautiful Iya and visitors can take in the stunning, steep valley and the Iyagawa River running through it. The waters of the alkaline simple sulfate spring have a high pH level and are said to treat such ailments as nerve pain, rheumatism, wounds, and women's diseases, in addition to promoting beauty and recovery from fatigue. The hotel's outdoor bath, located at the bottom of the valley and constantly replenished from the source spring kakenagashi style, is reachable by cable car, and here visitors can enjoy a relaxing soak while feeling one with nature. The hotel's bathhouse facilities are open to non-guests, as well, and the hotel offers bathhouse plans which include breakfast or lunch. Visitors can also enjoy the area's scenery through hotel tours, such as the artistically illuminated Kazura Bridge tour and a star watching tour.
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  • Kamiyama Onsen
    Tokushima Myozai-gun Kamiyamacho Jinryo Hon Uetsuno
    The history of this hot spring resort, located in Tokushima Prefecture's Myozai District, dates back to 1868. Surrounded by natural beauty and a perfect place to rest and recuperate, records say that a salt water bathing hut stood here in the Edo period. The waters of the resort's sodium chloride, hydrogen carbonate spring (sodium bicarbonate-containing salt spring) are said to be effective for general indication and treat such ailments as cuts, peripheral circulatory failure, sensitivity to cold, depression, and abnormally dry skin. They also have a strong warming effect which prevents post-bath chills and excellent moisture retention effect. The resort has lodging facilities, making it a great base from which to explore the area; the resort's bathing facilities are also open to non-guests. The resort is also located between the Shosan-ji Temple and the Dainichi-ji Temple, the 12th and 13th stations along the Shikoku Pilgrimage which follows sacred sites connected to the great monk Kobo Daishi. Pilgrims will definitely want to add a visit to this resort to their itinerary.
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      nerve pain
      muscle soreness
      joint pain
      aid recovery from fatigue
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