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.
- Water type
- chalybeate-sodium-salt-rich chloride high temperature springs, simple carbon dioxide cold mineral spring, simple radioactive springetc
- Temperature of spring
- 83.5-98℃(kinsen (copper colored hot spring with lots of iron and salt))/18.6-42.3℃(ginsen (clear hot spring with radium))
- nerve pain, muscle soreness, aid recovery from fatigue, sensitivity to cold, Bruises, gastrointestinal disorders, cuts, burns, high blood pressureetc
- Number of source springs
- Number of public baths
- Number of day trip bathhouses
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- View route from Station View route from Bus Stop View route from IC View route from Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
Hyogo Main Areas
Hyogo prefecture stretches from the north coast to the south coast on the western end of the popular Kansai region, encompassing verdant mountains, urban beaches, and fantastic historical sights. The prefecture’s main attractions lie along the south coast at Kobe, the prefectural capital, a pretty harbor city best known for its production of the renowned Kobe beef, and Himeji, the home of Himeji Castle, one of the country’s most beautifully preserved feudal castles, perched magically atop a hill.