Famous onsen resorts

Kumamoto Prefecture Kurokawa Hot Spring Oita prefecture Beppu Hatto, Yufuin Hot Spring Tottori Prefecture Misasa Hot Spring Fukui Prefecture Awara Hot Spring Ehime Prefecture Dogo Hot Spring Shizuoka Prefecture Atami Hot Spring Kanagawa Prefecture Hakone Hot Spring Fukushima prefecture Tsuchiyu and Takayu Hot Springs Villages

Fukushima prefecture
Tsuchiyu and Takayu Onsen Villages

Fukushima, a local area rich in onsen

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.

Tsuchiyu Onsen: 40 minutes by bus from Fukushima Station East Exit, 15 minutes by car from Fukushima West IC
Takayu Onsen: about 40 minutes by bus from Fukushima station West Exit , about 30 minutes by car from Fukushima West IC

Kanagawa Prefecture
Hakone Onsen

Hakone is a popular resort area, where 20 million tourists visit each year.

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.

About 2 hours by car from Haneda Airport to Hakone Yumoto Station
About 1 hour by Tokaido Shinkansen and regular train from Tokyo Station

Shizuoka Prefecture
Atami Onsen

An onsen town that heals visitors with its temperate climate and a good quality onsen

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.

Approximately 15 minutes on foot from Atami Station

Fukui Prefecture
Awara Onsen

Awara, the city of happiness

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.

Awara City
About 50 minutes by car from Komatsu Airport
About 45 minutes by train from Kanazawa

Tottori Prefecture
Misasa Hot Spring

The famous Misasa onsen in the San'in region, boasting the world's best radon content

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.

Misasa Hot Spring
About 15 minutes by car from JR Kurayoshi Station
About 40 minutes by car from Yuhara IC
About 50 minutes by car from Tottori Airport

Ehime Prefecture
Dogo Onsen

It is said as the oldest onsen in Japan, there are stories that this onsen was once visited by Prince Shotoku and is a favorite place of Empress Kogyoku. The Dogo Main Building appeared in a famous novel written in the Meiji Period.

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.

Dogo Onsen
About 25 minutes from JR Matsuyama station on Iyotetsu Tram bound for Dogo Onsen
About 60 minutes by car from Imabari IC on Imabari Bypass and Matsuyama Expressway to Matsuyama

Kumamoto Prefecture
Kurokawa Onsen

Kurokawa Onsen in Kumamoto Prefecture

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.

60 minutes by car from JR Hita Station
30 minutes by car from Kokonoe IC

Oita prefecture
Beppu Hatto, Yufuin Onsen

Onsen Capital Prefecture Oita boasts the highest number of hot springs in 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."

Beppu City: About 1 hour by bus (Airport Limited Express Bus) from Oita Airport to Beppu Station
Yufu City: It takes about 1 hour by bus (Airport Express Bus) from Oita Airport to Yufuin Station