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.
The featured Onsen resorts in Kyushu
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 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 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).
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.
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 Tsurumi. Boasting 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.