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Yugawara Onsen (湯河原温泉)

Hot Spring / Hot Spring Bath

A hot spring district whose praises are sung in the Man'yoshu, Japan's oldest extant waka poetry anthology. Situated on the southernmost tip of Kanagawa Prefecture, the town of Yugawara is temperate throughout the year and is dotted with numerous day trip hot spring bathhouses, footbaths, and hot spring inns. Once known as the Healing Buddha's Spring, the area's low sodium common salt springs are mildly alkaline, which is said to be an idea hot spring characteristic. Silky smooth in texture, their waters are known for preventing post-bath chills as well. This area served as an important setting in Natsume Soseki's famous novel Light and Darkness and has also hosted many writers, including Akutagawa Ryunosuke, Yosano Akiko, Shimazaki Toson, and Kobayashi Hideo. The Doppo no Yu footbath facility is modeled after the Japanese archipelago, and here visitors can enjoy nine different hot spring footbaths, each using different methods to massage the feet and provide relaxation to users.


Kanagawa Ashigarashimo-gun Yugawara Machi Miyakami (Hakone / Yugawara / OdawaraArea)

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Kanagawa Ashigarashimo-gun Yugawara Machi Miyakami [map]
Hakone / Yugawara / OdawaraArea
Water type
sodium-chloride/sulfate spring
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nerve pain, muscle soreness, joint pain, aid recovery from fatigue, sensitivity to cold, Bruises, chronic digestive diseases, cuts, burns, hardening of the arteries, chronic skin diseases, chronic women's diseases, skin beautifying propertiesetc
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Number of public baths
Number of day trip bathhouses

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          Kanagawa Areas


          Kanagawa prefecture acts as an extension of the Tokyo metropolis that spills over into coastal towns, most notably Yokohama city, heavily populated and known for its Chinatown and seaside attractions. Just the right distance for a day trip out of Tokyo, Kanagawa is home to some of Tokyo’s most accessible beaches, including around Kamakura, best known for its Big Buddha. Visitors can also travel a little farther afield for a weekend at Hakone onsen town.