Sukawa Onsen (須川温泉)
This highly acidic hot spring, which wells up from the ground on a 1,126 meter high mountain, generates 6,000 liters of piping hot water (equivalent to 30 oil drums) every minute, one of the most abundant single hot springs in the country. The hot spring is widely known for its curative properties, and specific instructions for those seeking to be healed by its waters exist-it is said that one must stay here and bathe in the spring for at least one weak and ideally two to four weeks if one wishes to be cured of one's illness. For over 300 years, since the Edo period, the spring has been beloved for its healing abilities. The hot spring is situated halfway up Mt. Kurikoma, which straddles Iwate, Miyagi, and Akita, and the abundant natural beauty of the area aids in soothing away the stress of visitors.
- Water type
- acidic/chalybeate (2)/sulfur-sodium/calcium-chloride/sulfate spring (Hydrogen sulfide)
- Temperature of spring
- nerve pain, muscle soreness, joint pain, aid recovery from fatigue, sensitivity to cold, Bruises, gastrointestinal disorders, skin diseases, Respiratory illnesses, high blood pressure, cuts, burns, Diabetes, Hemorrhoids, chronic women's diseasesetc
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- Number of public baths
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Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
A northern Tohoku prefecture promising peace and quiet, Iwate is sparsely populated, replacing people with snow-capped mountains, history-rich sites, and fields of crops that are to thank for the region's delicious local cuisine. Meander along the three-city Golden Route, where you'll visit the grand Buddhist temples of Hiraizumi and the Tono folk villages before tasting the three famed noodle dishes of Morioka.