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Uchinomaki Onsen


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A hot spring paradise and culinary adventure at the largest active volcano in Japan

Kyushu Tourism Organization


©︎Kyushu Tourism Organization


The onsen villages surrounding Kyushu’s famous smoldering volcano of Mount Aso are enchanting destinations where visitors can lose themselves in the healing vapors of secluded hot springs and the stunning mountain atmosphere. For brave culinary daredevils, don't forget to try the raw horse meat.

While five different onsen are scattered at the foot of Mount Aso, the most accessible, and perhaps most alluring, is Uchinomaki Onsen. Located in the caldera of one of Japan’s largest active volcanoes, the therapeutic waters of Uchinomaki’s hot springs are drawn from deep within the heart of Mount Aso. Its history dates back more than 100 years and was favored by many great writers, including Natsume Soseki. In addition to the 20 or so hotels and ryokan inns, it also has communal hot springs called machiyu, which are still a popular place for locals to socialize.


How to get there


From Hakata Station, take the Kyushu Shinkansen to Kumamoto Station(40 minutes), then change trains to get to Uchinomaki Station (1 hour 20 minutes).


Uchimaki Onsen, Aso-shi, Kumamoto-ken


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