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  • Harazuru Onsen
    Fukuoka Asakura Haki Shiwa Haki Kugumiya
    A hot spring district situated on the border between Fukuoka Prefecture and Oita Prefecture. Harazuru means Plain Crane, and according to legend this area was developed into a hot spring resort when it was found that the waters of a puddle being used by an injured crane to heal itself were in fact from a hot spring source. The district's picturesque location commands a view of the Chikugo River, the largest river in the Kyushu region; meanwhile, area flower gardens present different, highly seasonal scenery for visitors to enjoy. After the torrential rains and heavy flooding which affected the northern Kyushu area in 2017, the bathhouses and hot spring inns here opened their doors to all comers for free, an act which resulted in the area being granted a special award in the Onsen Sosenkyo 2017, a project designed to revitalize communities by having people vote for their favorite hot spring locations. The area's mildly alkaline simple springs and simple sulfur springs are said to enhance the beauty of the skin and aid in the removal of dead skin layers, gaining this district the nickname the Double Skin Beautifying Hot Spring.
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  • Futsukaichi Onsen
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    Fukuoka Chikushino-shi Yumachi
    This hot spring district boasts a long history and its praises were even sung in the ancient Man'yoshu poetry anthology. There are many hot spring bathhouses and inns in the area, such as the Hakatayu, an inn founded in 1860, and the district attracts large numbers of tourists. The Kyushu region boasts many hot springs, but even so, Futsukaichi Onsen's radioactive springs are a rarity; their waters are said to be a cure-all, reportedly treating such ailments as cuts, burns, skin diseases, hardening of the arteries, nerve pain, joint pain, rheumatism, diabetes, gout, sensitivity to cold, and infertility. They are also said to moisturize and beautify the skin. The hot springs of the district appear in the ancient Man'yoshu, and area visitors can enjoy both history and picturesque scenery in addition to hot spring bathing.
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      nerve pain
      muscle soreness
      joint pain
      aid recovery from fatigue
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