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Naruko Onsen鳴子温泉

Hot Spring / Hot Spring Bath

This hot spring district, one of several comprising the Naruko Onsenkyo hot spring village, has been counted as one of the Three Famous Springs of Ohsyu Province since ancient times. Of the five hot springs which make up the village, this one is the largest and encompasses traditional as well as modern hot spring lodging facilities and restaurants. There are two public bathhouses in the district-the Taki no Yu and the Waseda Sajikiyu-as well as 19 lodging facilities with bathhouses. Each operates at least one private source spring, and six different varieties of source springs are found in the area. Naruko was the first area in Japan to create kokeshi wooden dolls, and travelers are encouraged to make their way to the Japan Kokeshi Museum located here as well. Museum visitors can watch demonstrations of skilled artisans making kokeshi using a foot-powered lathe, try painting their own kokeshi, and see exhibits displaying kokeshi spanning 11 different styles from six prefectures in the Tohoku region. The district is surrounded by abundant natural beauty, such as Katanuma Marsh, a lake formed by a volcanic eruption 1,200 years ago and one of the most acidic lakes in Japan. The colors of the lake's waters famously change color depending on the time of year.

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place Miyagi Pref. Osakishi Narukonsen Yumoto
phone 0229833441

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simple spring, sulfur springs, chloride spring, hydrogen carbonate springs, sulfate spring, chalybeate springs, acidic springs etc
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nerve pain, muscle soreness, joint pain, aid recovery from fatigue, sensitivity to cold, frozen shoulders, Bruises, chronic digestive diseases, cuts, burns, hardening of the arteries, high blood pressure, chronic skin diseases, Diabetes, Hemorrhoids, chronic women's diseases, skin beautifying propertiesetc
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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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