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Kamasaki Onsen鎌先温泉

Hot Spring / Hot Spring Bath

A quiet hot spring district renowned in the Ou region for its medicinal waters, said to heal wounds since ancient times, sprawling near the summit of Mt. Fubo, a part of the southern Zao Mountains. According to legend, the hot spring waters here were discovered in 1428 when a villager noticed steam emerging from the edge of a stone; upon poking it with a sickle, piping hot water burst forth. In lists of hot spring areas in the Edo period, this famous district was described as the maegashira of the east, an allusion to a sumo wrestling rank indicating it stood above other, rank and file hot springs. The waters of the area's chloride springs and sulfate springs are said to treat nerve pain, rheumatisms, women's diseases, gastrointestinal disorders, high blood pressure, and hardening of the arteries. The district is known for its traditional Yajiro kokeshi wooden dolls and Shiroishi umen noodles. The district encompasses five lodging facilities as well as six day trip hot spring bathhouses.


Miyagi Shiroishi-shi Fukuokakuramoto (Shiroishi / ZaoArea)

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Miyagi Shiroishi-shi Fukuokakuramoto [ map ]
Shiroishi / ZaoArea
Water type
sodium-chloride/sulfate springetc
Temperature of spring
nerve pain, muscle soreness, joint pain, aid recovery from fatigue, sensitivity to cold, frozen shoulders, Bruises, chronic digestive diseases, cuts, burns, chronic skin diseases, Hemorrhoids, chronic women's diseasesetc
Number of source springs
Number of day trip bathhouses

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          Lying along the northeastern coast of Japan, Miyagi prefecture is home to lashings of natural parks, oysters, and hot springs. While the bustling city of Sendai offers some simple city entertainment, it’s the Matsushima islands that deserve the most attention, having boosted the prefecture’s reputation as one of Japan’s most scenic views.

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