This hot spring, ranked number one for its scenery in the Chugoku-Shikoku region, is owned and operated by the Araisokan, a hotel standing on the coast of the vast Sea of Japan. The hotel has outdoor baths in which bathers can feel one with nature, indoor baths from which bathers can enjoy views of azure ocean, and private reservable bath from which bathers can have the area's expansive scenery all to themselves. The hotel's bath facilities are open to non-guests as well. The waters of the hotel's metasilicic acid simple spring are said to treat such ailments as fatigue and nerve pain, in addition to beautifying the skin. Throughout the year, visitors can enjoy days filled with seasonal events and scenery, followed by soothing hot spring bathing. In spring, visitors can enjoy viewing Misumi Town's famous Ohirazakura cherry tree, plum blossoms, and azaleas; in summer, there's swimming. In fall, there are traditional Iwami Kagura performances and festivals, while in winter, the daffodils on the ocean-facing slopes of Karaoto Suisen Park.
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- Water type
- official onsen according to Japan's Hot Spring Law(corresponds to silicic acid)
- Temperature of spring
- nerve pain, muscle soreness, joint pain, aid recovery from fatigue, sensitivity to cold, skin beautifying propertiesetc
- Number of source springs
- Number of day trip bathhouses
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
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