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Tamagawa Onsen玉川温泉

Hot Spring / Hot Spring Bath

A hot spring district known for having the most acidic waters in the country, the area's single source spring also generates the greatest amount of hot water of any single spring in Japan. A nature walking path is maintained in the area of the spring for visitors to stroll and take in the sight of the volcanic activity taking place here. The spring's highly acidic waters have a pH of 1.2. When drunk, they are said to put one's digestive organs in order, while breathing their steam is said to stimulate the cilia in the lungs and encourage the regeneration of mucous membranes. Bathing in them is believed to aid in recovery from fatigue, promote health, and have a variety of other benefits, and the area has been designated National Hot Spring Health Resorts due to the power and breadth of their curative properties.


Akita Senboku-shi Tazawako Tamagawa Shibu Kurosawa (Lake Tazawa / Kakunodate / OmagariArea)

phone 0187583000

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Akita Senboku-shi Tazawako Tamagawa Shibu Kurosawa [ map ]
Lake Tazawa / Kakunodate / OmagariArea
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acidic-Carbon dioxide-containing/iron (2)-aluminium-chloride spring
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nerve pain, muscle soreness, joint pain, aid recovery from fatigue, sensitivity to cold, frozen shoulders, Bruises, chronic digestive diseases, cuts, burns, chronic skin diseases, Diabetes, high blood pressure, Hemorrhoids, chronic women's diseasesetc
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          Famed for its sake and samurai, Akita prefecture offers quintessential Japanese culture in a non-touristy setting. Alongside the celebrated rice paddies and historical sites of the region lies dramatic natural scenery in the form of the rugged coastline of the Oga Peninsula and the Dakigaeri Gorge, best visited in autumn, when the leaves begin to change color.

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