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HEAL The graceful scenery and hot spring waters bring healing to the spirit.

Kinosaki Onsen

One of Japan's most famous onsen towns, with 1,300 years of history, featuring three-story wooden inn buildings and willow-lined riverbanks. Change into a light cotton yukata robe and walk around to visit seven public baths on a free pass̶one of the most fun things to do in Kinosaki.

Kinosaki Onsen
Yumura Onsen

Yumura Onsen

A 1,200-year-old onsen town with naturally occurring hot springs water (at 98°C). One can boil eggs or soak one's feet in public spots outdoors.

Tajima Plateau Botanical Gardens

Tajima Highlands Botanical Gardens

The gardens have a katsura “( caramel”) tree that is more than 1,000 years old, and delicious spring water which flows down from the mountains at the rate of 5,000 tons per day. The adjacent Museum for Wood Culture was built by the famous architect Tadao Ando.

  • 40 min. by bus from JR Yōka Station
Misasa Onsen

Misasa Onsen

Surrounded by nature, these hot spring waters have among the highest radon content in the world for speeding up the body's metabolism and natural healing.

Forest Therapy in Chizu

Walk, exercise, or relax in the forest, or get lifestyle guidance while enjoying the forest, and experience the healing effects.

  • Send off/pick up from JR Chizu Station available
Forest Therapy in Chizu
Yuhigaura Onsen

Yuhigaura Onsen

A huge onsen area that is also one of the best sunset viewing spots in the country, Yuhigaura is known for its hot spring waters that promote beautiful complexion. Many visitors enjoy swimming here in the summer and eating crab in the winter.

Farmhouse Stays

Farmhouse stays̶at Hokkori or Furumaya House̶are recommended for experiencing Japan's traditional countryside. Taste the rural cuisine or try your hand at farming. (Photo shows Furumaya House; 0773-58-2236, English spoken)

  • Hokkori → 30 min. by car from Mineyama Station on the
    Kyoto Tango Railway
    Furumaya House → 10 min. by car from JR Ayabe Station
Farmhouse Stays
Why there are so many hot springs in San'in Kaigan Geopark
In locations where the earth's crust has shifted repeatedly over the millennia, the ground developed many cracks and faults. Hot subterranean water from deep underground passes through these faults and rises to the surface as hot spring water. The waters are a gift from the ancient Earth.
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