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Onsen in Kagoshima

  • Nagashima Onsen
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    Kagoshima Izumi-gun Nagashimacho
    A hot spring area sprawling along the coast facing the Nagashima Strait in a corner of Unzen-Amakusa National Park. The area’s primarily chloride springs contain an abundance of the minerals such as sodium and calcium, and their waters have a powerful warming effect which prevents post-bath chills. The surrounding area is filled with picturesque destinations, including the so-called “Eight Views of Nagashima,” and the place is also a popular scenic driving course.
  • Ibusuki Onsen
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    Kagoshima Ibusuki-shi
    A hot spring area famous for its sand baths which has been a favorite of countless bathers seeking therapeutic hot spring bathing for some 300 years. The area’s sand baths are said to treat an abundant array of ailments, including nerve pain, rheumatism, lower back pain, joint pain, broken bones, post stroke paralysis, whiplash, burns, weak constitutions in children, and atopy; further, these effects are said to be three to four times more powerful than those gained from simply bathing in a regular hot spring. The area has numerous free footbaths, public bathhouses, and day trip hot spring bathhouses, and visitors can enjoy touring and comparing the various bathing facilities. Ibusuki’s famous “onsen tamago” custard-like soft boiled eggs hot spring eggs are made with steam from the samespring used by its sand baths, and popular local dishes topped with these “ontama” eggs include the “Ontamaran-don” rice bowl and “Ontamaran-ton” rice bowl with pork. .
  • Ebinokogen Onsen
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    Miyazaki Ebino Suenaga
    A hot spring area located on the Ebino Highlands situated 1,200 meters above sea level on the Kirishima Mountain Range. The waters of the area’s sulfate springs and hydrogen carbonate springs contain an abundance of the minerals such as calcium and magnesium. Surrounded by Mt. Ebino, Mt. Karakuni, and Mt. Siratori, the Ebino Highlands is a popular year round trekking destination, and visitors can enjoy fresh verdure, rhododendrons, and other alpine plants in spring and summer; fall foliage and Japanese pampas grass in autumn; and frost covered trees in winter.
  • Kirishima Hot spring village
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    Kagoshima Kirishima-shi Makizonocho Takachiho
    A hot spring village located in Kirishima City, Kagoshima Prefecture consisting of the nine hot springs of the Shinyu, Hayashida, Iodani, Maruo, Kurikawa, Yunotani, Tonoyu, Sekihira, and Nono. The village boasts a diverse array of springs, and many facilities offer day trip hot spring bathing in the area, making it possible for visitors to tour and enjoy the different qualities of different bathhouses. Visitors are encouraged to purchase the money saving “Nyuto Kirifuda” ticket which can be used to enter any three participating bathhouses in the village. The village is also filled with highlights, including historic sites such as Maizuru Castle, the Ikeda Family Residence, and old stone warehouses; and scenic spots such as the Odemizu Spring Water and the Kirishima Kinko Bay Cruise. Visitors can purchase souvenirs, enjoy food, and make use of a foot bath in the Kirishima Onsen Market; the office of the local tourism association is also located here.
  • Sakurajima Magma Onsen
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    Kagoshima Kagoshima-shi Sakurajima Yokoyamacho
    A hot spring area sprawling on a hill on volcanic Sakurajima, seen as a symbol of Kagoshima Prefecture. The waters of the area’s dark brown chloride springs contain an abundance of sodium and iron and are known for their powerful antibacterial and body warming properties. There are several bathhouses and hot spring hotels in the area, but the Sakurajima Yogan Nagisa Park’s footbath, one of the largest in the country; and the inexpensive public hotel Hotel Rainbow Sakurajima, which offers a sweeping view of Kinko Bay, are particularly popular destinations.