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Tsukahara Onsen Hot Spring

Travel Guide - Tsukahara Onsen Hot Spring


Tsukahara Onsen Hot Spring gushes out from a steam-breathing active crater called "Tukahara-jigoku", or Tsukahara Hell, on the mountainside of Mt. Garan-dake in northern Yufu. It is said that this secluded hot spring has been flowing since the Heian period (794 - 1185). The hot spring water's strong acidic pH of 1.4 is reputed to be especially effective against skin diseases.
The hot spring facility here called "Kako-no-Izumi" has both indoor and and outdoor baths, as well as some small bathrooms for families.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 9:00 - 19:00 (July - September) *admission until 18:00
  • 9:00 - 18:00 (October - May) *admission until 17:00


  • Year-end and New Year's holidays

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • Public Bath: 500 yen (General, Adult)
  • Public Bath: 200 yen (Child)
  • Crater Visit: 200 yen (General, Adult)
  • Crater Visit: 100 yen (Child)

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 15-minute taxi ride from JR Yufuin Station

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 1235, Yufuincho Tsukawara, Yufu-shi, Oita, 879-5101


THE ONSEN MAGAZINE @UnknownJapanEN - 2016-11-22
Kakó no Izumi is the second strongest acidic hot spring in Japan! It's sour like a lemon! #onsen https://t.co/qj2pncu8F4
Brian “Kenji” Jones @brian_tsukahara - 2015-03-26
@jennieveenyc I hope it's a Japanese hot spring style!(^^)


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