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Ureshino Onsen Hot Spring

Travel Guide - Ureshino Onsen Hot Spring

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Surrounded by tea plantations and mountains, Ureshino is such a serene and cosy little spa town, though not as picturesque as some more renowned tourism spots in Japan. There are about 50 small-sized and large Ryokan inns sandwiching the limpid Ureshino-gawa River offering you various choices of Onsen and accommodation that includes Wataya Besso, a traditional Ryokan where Emperor Showa (Hirohito) stayed in 1987.
With a luscious silky and thick consistency in the hot spring water, it is no wonder that Satoshi Fujita, a renowned critic on Japanese hot springs, selected Ureshino Onsen as one of Japan's three great spa towns for beautiful skin, together with Hinokami Onsen in Shimane and Kitsuregawa Onsen in Tochigi.
For getting around the town, renting a bicycle and buying an Onsen ticket booklet (all from its tourism association, right beside Ureshino Onsen Bus Center) is recommended. In the town center, there is a small free footbath called "Siebold-no-Ashiyu (Siebold's Footbath)." It was named after a visit to Ureshino by a German physician Philipp Franz von Siebold during the Edo Period (1603 - 1868).
Ureshino is also famous for Tofu bean curd, and "Onsen Yudofu" is the local specialty of the Ureshino Onsen area. It is a Japanese Tofu hot pot (Yudofu) boiled with hot spring water (Unlike many other hot springs, the hot spring water here is drinkable). The Ureshino's good quality alkaline hot spring water contains salt and carbonic acid. Since the alkaline component in the hot spring water reacts to the protein in Tofu, its texture becomes smooth and mellow. With the hot spring water as the soup base, and using the same water to produce the Tofu, making the whole Tofu dish creamy on the outside yet smooth on the inside. This healthy dish even appeared in the famous Japanese cooking manga, “Oishinbo,” and became a nationally recognized dish. The Ureshino's Tofu is glorified further by “Ureshino Onsen Aki Matsuri (Yudofu Festa)” held in November.
(contributed by JJ)

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • Varies according to the shop / facility

ClosedClosed

  • Varies according to the shop / facility

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 35 minutes from JR Takeo Onsen Station by the bus bound for Ureshino Onsen or Sonogi Station
  • 60 minutes from JR Sasebo Station by the bus bound for Ureshino Onsen Bus Center

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • Ureshino Onsen Tourism Association: 2202-55, Ureshinomachi Shimojuku, Ureshino-shi, Saga, 843-0301

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Sui @suisai62 - 2018-06-18
Ureshino hot spring is said to give you beautifully smooth skin. Wow! You really know a lot about hot springs. I c… https://t.co/kdhdz2LlmP
Mondo Mascots @mondomascots - 2018-04-16
Yutsura-kun is the steam rising from a hot spring. He’s the mascot for Japan’s Ureshino City. https://t.co/FyTkrQNAWz
Melissa💖🌈🌟 @LissieDC - 2018-04-06
Bath and bed weather.
We spent the evening at a hot spring in Ureshino, and lounged around on… https://t.co/Jop8hnmA88
Ikeda Spa ♨️ @IkedaSpa - 2018-03-03
Personal hot spring bath, Ureshino Onsen, Saga Prefecture, Japan. ♨️ Fancy a personal Onsen session? At Ikeda Spa B… https://t.co/bxANQWnxqR
ECC | Teach in Japan @ECCTeachinJapan - 2018-01-25
Brrr! The chill of winter is enough to make anyone want a soak in a nice warm...tea cup? At this onsen (hot spring)… https://t.co/uv3fmmAZ9a
Emma Parkes @emmafparkes - 2017-11-24
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雷電@肥前夢街道OB @raiden_kazune - 2017-07-15
Retweeted Saga Ninja Village (@SagaVillage):

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Saga Ninja Village @SagaVillage - 2017-07-14
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nanae @english_class00 - 2017-05-07
I went a hot spring at Ureshino today☺️
It was comfortable!!
My family sometimes go hot spring😊
Keiko Arita @genkigirlkeiko - 2016-11-09
Another beautiful day☀️Good night from Ureshino♨️We will enjoy the beautiful skin hot spring😁
...BEETLEJESS! @my2k - 2016-10-12
@EmmyCic here u go https://t.co/jXt7COWeqf

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Ureshino City (Eng) @Ureshino_City - 2016-07-21
Ureshino hot spring's waters contain sodium bicarbonate, removing stickyness of sweat your skin will be silky smooth after a bath@oomuraya
Ureshino City (Eng) @Ureshino_City - 2016-05-05
Unzen's hot spring water is salty, while Ureshino's water is slippery. It's interesting to compare! Obama Onsen: https://t.co/02wKSLEJVR
Ureshino City (Eng) @Ureshino_City - 2016-04-24
Shisenkaku hotel, surrounded by bonsai and the outdoor hot spring has a tranquil zen garden. Fish footbath too! https://t.co/b8Tjm6CrFK
ベティ子 @hana_betty - 2015-12-31
I'm at hot spring in Ureshino with my family. We are having a relax time here.

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