Kirishima Onsen, located on the lower slopes of the Kirishima Mountain with a distant view over Kagoshima Bay and Sakurajima below. The area is made up of over a dozen Onsen, of which the largest and best know is Maruo Onsen. With its high concentration of hotels and central location, Maruo Onsen
is the representative resort town of the entire Kirishima Onsen area.
The hot spring towns around Kirishima Onsen are dotted with Ryokan and hotels of various sizes
Their many hot spring sources appear at every turn, each billowing clouds of steam from what look
like large smoke stacks.
There are so many hot spring sources in this volcanic region that they are literally coming up in the streets, venting sulfuric waters said to alleviate ailments such as stomach disorders, nerve damage,
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