||Hakone hot spring (near Mt. Fuji, at
Hakone Yumoto by Odakyu Romance Car)
Get off at Hakoneyumoto from Shinjuku by Romance Car.
17 separate hot springs are located in the Hanone area with a great
deal of atmosphere, good places to see and leisure spots. This hot
spring is accessible from Tokyo area by train or car, so a day trip
Outlet Center is located where there are famous brand shops and restaurants
stand in a row, from which Mt. Fuji is seen.
Yubuin/Yudaira hot spring (60 minutes ride by bus
from Ohita Airport)
It takes one hour from Oita Airport to Yubuin-ekimae by bus.
Yubuin-cho is called Karuizawa in Kyushu, which is extended at the
foot of beautiful Yufudake, where unique art museum and fashionable
drug stores are dotting, being favorite with ladies. Moreover Yudaira
hot spring has a history of 700 years and while walking the exotic
olden stone pavement, people feel as if they slipped back in olden
time. The area of the largest bathroom is 240 m2 .
Kusatsu hot spring
(25 minutes ride by bus from JR Naganohara-Kusatsuguchi)
The amount of springing out is the top in Japan. This hot spring
is famous for Yubatake, the purpose of which is to cool down the
water temperature appropriate for customers since the temperature
at the time of springing out is too high. The quality is of one
of the largest acidity in Japan with strong sterilizing properties,
so many customers still visit the hot spring.
On the other hand the outside of the town are dotted with fashionable
cafes and pensions.
[Articraft] Articraft made of glass is exhibited and sold. This
glass articraft that is made, imaging the hot spring in Kusatsu
is best for the souvenir. It is possible to experience making the
glass articraft by blowing air.
[Shopping] On the way to Kusatsu by JR Shinkansen (super express
train) near Karuizawa station there is large-scale outlet, called
Karuizawa Prince Shopping Plaza, with about 200 shops.
||Noboribetsu hot spring (70 minutes
ride by bus from Shin-chitose Airport)
The most popular hot spring in Hokkaido that is called hot spring
paradise. The most attractive thing is the great variety (11 kinds
) of its quality, which is called “department of hot spring ”. It
is also attractive to eat fresh seafood that was unloaded at Noboribetsu
[Bear ranch] 120 of brown charming bears are being bred in the bear
ranch. In this area there is “Yukara village” that reproduced the
life style of the Ainu race (native who lived in old Japan), where
dancing of the Ainu race is shown.
||Beppu hot spring (40 minutes ride
by bus from Oita Airport)
This hot spring prides itself on the most amount of springing out
in Japan. It is also known as Beppu Hattou, which means that there
are different kinds of quality of hot water. In the surrounding area
there are “Umitamago”, that is an aquarium, African safari etc. Beppu
is located near the sea abundant in fish, so people can enjoy delicious
fish like mackerel and balloonfish of quality.
||Ibusuki hot spring (90 minutes ride
by bus from Kagoshima Airport)
The amount of springing out is plentiful and the sources of hot spring
are said to be about 800. Ibusuki is the city where phoenix, hibiscus
and coconut trees are growing along the seaside with a great deal
of atmosphere of the southern country. The sand bath in Shugahama
in most famous in Japan. It is very comfortable to stay in the sand
with fragrance of the seawater under the blue sky.
[Zoo and botanical garden] In the zoo and botanical garden located
at southernmost tip of the Satsuma peninsula there are 100 kinds of
animals in the jungle of 1000 kinds of the subtropical plants.
||Dogo hot spring (35 minutes ride by
bus from Matsuyama Airport)
The oldest hot spring in Japan that is described in Nihonshoki (oldest
historical document) with a history of more than 3000 years. The symbol
of the town is the main building of Dogo hot spring built in 1894,
creating the atmosphere of the nostalgic space. It is fun to make
tour of foot bath.
||Kurokawa hot spring (100 minutes ride
by bus from Kumamoto Airport)
There were small ryokans (Japanese-style inns) along the ravine of
the beautiful river, remaining the atmosphere of hot-spring resort
quietly among miscellaneous trees. Quite nostalgic matching the image
of the remote hot spring. Near the hot spring there is a shop that
sells baked cakes made of materials obtained around the Aso Mountains.
||Gero hot spring (90 minutes ride by
JR Shinkansen from Nagoya to Gero station)
This has been one of three famous hot springs in Japan along with
Kusatsu and Arima hot spring since Muromachi Era. Bating slightly
in the hot water, the skin will become soft and smooth, thus being
called ‘beauty’s hot water’. In the neighborhood there are many picturesque
places like Iwao Rikkyo.
||Kinosaki hot spring (140 minutes ride
by the express from Kyoto to Kinosaki Onsen station)
Famous hot spring with a history of 1400 years, being called the stage
of the fiction ‘Kinosaki nite’ written by Naoya Shiga. It is located
in the poetic town with the arched bridge made of stones across the
river, the row of willows etc. In the town there are seven separate
hot springs, and it is fun to visit these seven separate wearing Yukata
which is Japanese-style unlined cotton kimono.