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Onsen resorts



Kyushu is known as ‘Onsen island’ and there are many Onsen resorts to stop into

while you’re travelling around.

Onsen resorts use water from an actual spring or they boil mineral water.

Many hotels and Ryokan have outside bathes offering spectacular view.


The featured Onsen resorts in Kyushu




Harazuru Onsen

A tranquil Onsen Resort near Fukuoka-city and is located on the banks of Chikugo River. 

The quality hot spring is weakly alkaline and sulfur is mixed and has the effect of dropping

old horn and creating beautiful skin.





Takeo Onsen

Takeo has 1200 years history and is located in the western part of Saga-prefecture.

The hot spring temperature is 18 to 52 degrees. Spring quality is smooth with alkaline simple

hot spring.  It is said that the color is colorless and transparent and has an outstanding effect

on recovery from fatigue.



Ureshino Onsen

Ureshino Onsen is a hot spring town in south-western Saga Prefecture. Its clear Onsen waters

are high in sodium bicarbonate and sodium chloride and feel extremely smooth on skin, giving

rise to its popularity as a “Bihada no Yu” ( beautiful skin waters).





Unzen Onsen

Located in the centre of Shimabara peninsula, at the southwest part of Mount Unzen 

with an altitude of 700m. It is started receiving foreign tourists around the year 1900 when

Kaempfer and Siebold introduced the city to Europe and China. The area was the first

area to be designated as a National Park in Japan in 1934



The area is also a part of Unzen, located at western foot of Mount Unzen. About 30 Hotels
and Japanese style accommodation are standing along the Tachibana bay and there are
3 public baths where visitor can use.  




Beppu Onsen

Beppu is one of the most famous Onsen Resort in Japan. The popular hot spring town nestle

at the foot of volcanos, Mount Yufu and Mount TsurumiBoasting more than 2,800 hot spring

sources and flowing rate of nearly 137,000 kiloliters per day, Beppu is considered a paradise

of hot springs famous for high therapeutic effects.



Myoban Onsen

The Onsen resort town where the Yunohana or Alum have been collected since more than

200 years ago.  Myoban means Alum in Japanese.

Myoban is a geothermal area located at an altitude of 400 metre at the middle

Garan mountain and a little away from the centre of Beppu.



Yufuin Onsen

A beautiful and tranquil Onsen resort representing Kyushu. Yufuin is located about 15 km

west of Beppu and is spreading in the Yufu basin at the mountain foot of Yufu. Onsen resort

life can be enjoyed at the beautiful and tranquil place harmonized with nature in the basin of

mountain hill area.



Nagayu Onsen

One of the most popular hot spring for foreign tourists, located at the foot of Kuju mountain

range in Oita-prefecture.  The hot spring is known as one of the world’s top carbonate spring.




Sujiyu Onsen

A tranquil Onsen resort at Waita mountain foot of 1,000 metre altitude. It is said that the Onsen

was founded more than 1,000 years ago, and now there are 30 Japanese style accommodations

called Ryokan in there. 





Aso Onsen

One of the must visit tourist destination in Kyushu. The world’s largest caldera and the active

volcano Mount Aso give a lot of excitements. And numerous unforgettable experiences in the rural

area can be made including Onsen, variety of sports and local cuisines.



Kurokawa Onsen

One of the most popular hot spring resort, located on the northern side of  Mount Aso.

Widely known for its open-air baths, it is one of the best places to enjoy the atmosphere of

old town in Japan, where more than 20 Inns (Ryokan)and gift shops standing in a row

along the Tanoharu River, a headstream of the Chikugo River.



Hitoyoshi Onsen

Located in the northern part of Kumamoto along Kuma-gawa River. Hitoyoshi is a castle town
once prosperous as a river port, and boasts the ruins of the Hitoyoshi castle and Hitoyoshi
Onsen. The most exiting thing in Hitoyoshi is Kumasawa-kudari that is riding on a boat 
maneuvered by a master polar down the Kuma-gawa River, one of the three fast streams in Japan.


Minamata Onsen

Located in Kumamoto Prefecture, It is on the west coast of Kyushu and faces Amakusa islands.

There are two Onsen resorts ; Yunotsuru Onsen located along the Yuide River in the mountains

and called Mountain Onsen and Yunoko Onsen faces Yatsushiro Sea and called Ocean Onsen.






Ibusuki Onsen

It is best known for its steaming sand baths along the beach, where bathers in a yukata, or

Japanese bathrobe get buried in the sand up to their neck.  The sand heated by steam 

containing marine minerals is scientifically proven to have therapeutic effects on neuralgia,

rheumatism, back pain and other ailments.





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