Fukushima City has plenty of hot spring sources, and three famous onsen have been known since ancient times. Among them, the Tsuchiyu and Takayu onsen villages, where the spa area is designated as the Bandai-Asahi National Park, are located at the foot of Mt. Azuma and has been attracting many people with their abundant nature and rich spring water.
Hakone town has an onsen resort known as "Hakone-no-yu", and its high-volume hot spring discharge and 20 different varieties of spring quality are widely known.
Besides onsen, it is a great spa resort with various attractions, such as beautiful nature, art museums, and various rides.
Atami with its spring-like yearly climate, where summers are cool and winters are warm, has long been known as an onsen resort with its rich springs. The temperature of 90% of its onsen hot spring sources is at 42 degrees Celcius or higher, with an average temperature of 63 degrees Celcius. With more than 500 hot spring sources, it is one of the best onsen resorts in Japan.
Fukui Prefecture is said to have the highest degree of happiness in Japan.
Awara Onsen is located at the northern of Fukui, which is also close to Kanazawa and is the best place for traveling to famous sightseeing spots in the prefecture. Here, visitors can enjoy onsen, eat delicious food, refresh their mind and body, and feel happy.
The historical Misasa onsen that was opened in year 850 boasts one of the world's best radon content, and its rare spring quality heals a lot of people's mind and body. Also, the inn is situated in a spa town with a Showa-era atmosphere, and you can enjoy strolling in the town wearing a yukata.
Dogo Onsen boasts 3000 years of history. In the main building that attracts a lot of people, you can find a simple alkaline hot spring. It was the first public bath facility that was designated as a National Important Cultural Property of Japan in 1994. Dogo Onsen is highly evaluated abroad, and in 2007, it received a Micheline three-star award, the only facility in Shikoku that has earned such a distinction. Currently, the main building is being repaired for conservation, but you can still enjoy the hot spring.
Kurokawa onsen resort is located in Aso, Kumamoto, where 30 ryokans are surrounded by lush mountains. Enjoy a beautiful landscape that changes every season and an onsen open-air bath with excellent spring quality. Please enjoy a relaxing and refined quality time unique to the Satoyama rural area of Japan.
Beppu City has many onsen resorts with a lot of visitors from Japan and abroad and has the largest volume of hot spring water discharge in Japan. It has eight onsen areas and has prospered as an onsen resort since ancient times. Even in the neighboring Yufu city, there are attractive onsen resorts, such as Yufuin onsen and Yunohira onsen etc.. Yufuin onsen, in particular, is included as one of the "sightseeing spots you'd like to visit once."