A hot spring district located in northern Kumamoto Prefecture in Kyushu; developed in 1954, the area's hot spring baths are filled with nothing but 100% natural hot spring waters. These waters are colorless, alkaline, and gentle on the skin. In 2011, the district was selected as one of Japan's 100 most famous hot springs. It is believed that the hot spring waters here were discovered after digging in the ground according to the instructions given by a white dragon in a dream. The Kikuchi White Dragon Festival, held each year in August, re-enacts the legend, and many tourists come to see huge white dragon puppets, 50 meters long and weighing 50 kilograms, as they wind their way through the city's streets. The district is also full of places to enjoy natural beauty and history, such as Gosho-dori Street, a road which leads straight to the approach of Kikuchi-jinja Shrine; and the Tsuiji Ide, a waterway created during the Keicho era by the samurai lord Kato Kiyomasa.
- Water type
- alkaline simple springsetc
- Temperature of spring
- nerve pain, joint pain, muscle soreness, aid recovery from fatigue, sensitivity to cold, Bruises, skin beautifying properties, Beautyetc
- Number of source springs
- Amount of water flow
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- Number of day trip bathhouses
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
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Nearby Tourist Attractions
Kumamoto Main Areas
Kumamoto lies in the center of Kyushu, a calm prefecture perfect for easy strolls around the historic center and lazy evenings in the natural hot springs at Kurokawa Onsen. For a slightly more strenuous activity, head to Mount Aso, whose surrounding hills offer hiking opportunities aplenty with views over the active volcano.