Area : Tawarayama AREA
Said to have been discovered by the Buddha disguised as a white monkey, Tawarayama Onsen has been cherished for hundreds of years as an onsen with particular healing benefits for joint and nerve pain.
As was Nagato Yumoto, Tawarayama Onsen was historically famous enough to be visited by daimyo (feudal lords) themselves during the Edo Period (1603-1868).
Hot spring type/quality : Alkaline simple hot spring with a PH of 9.8. Clear and colorless, slight sulfuric odor.
Therapeutic effects : Rheumatism, nerve pain, sore muscles, joint pain, fatigue; improvement of general health.
Features : Hydrogen-rich water with powerful antioxidant properties are healing for joint and nerve pain.
The onsen town today still retains much of its retro look from years ago. Because many ryokan inns do not contain on-site baths, bathers can often be seen wrapped in cotton kimono as they make their way to the baths, wooden sandals clinking pleasantly up and down the streets.
Tawarayama Onsen's waters are considered particularly therapeutic, partly because they contain are rich in hydrogen, and therefore have strong antioxidant potential.
This helps them to be effective in soothing conditions including rheumatism, nerve pain, and more. The waters have a lotion-like quality that will leave your skin slippery-smooth after bathing.
A homestyle ryokan inn in the old streets of TawarayamaRead more
A small inn with a therapeutic and soothing onsenRead more
We take particular pride in our meals, which use fresh ingredients from Nagato's land and seas.Read more
With its natural surroundings, this inn is perfect for long stays, and particularly well-equipped to serve our senior and disabled guests.Read more
In Tawarayama, where the practice of outdoor bathing is common, this onsen features private indoor family baths ("kazoku-buro").Read more
This shrine is dedicated to the bodhisattva Kannon, the goddess of mercy, and is often visited by pilgrims praying for fertility and health.Read more
Tawarayama Rhododendron Garden
This garden boasts over 30,000 rhododendrons that bloom thick across 5 hectares of mountainside.Read more
Misuzu Kaneko Mosaic: Project M20000
This mosiac re-imagines the world of Misuzu Kaneko's poem, "Big Catch."Read more