Regions of Japan

Hokkaido Tohoku Hokuriku
  • Hokkaido
Sub-zero temperatures and the greatest of outdoor environments, complemented by sizzling soul food and warm-hearted welcomes. Japan's great white north offers wild, white winters and bountiful summers—a haven for dedicated foodies, nature lovers and outdoor adventure fans seeking an adrenaline rush
  • Aomori
  • Akita
  • Iwate
  • Yamagata
  • Miyagi
  • Fukushima
Sleek apple-red and electric-green shinkansen whisk you up to a haven of fresh powder snow, fresh fruit and fearsome folk legends Fearsome festivals, fresh powder and vast fruit orchards—the rugged northern territory of Tohoku offers a fresh perspective on travel in Japan
Hokuriku Shinetsu
Hokuriku Shinetsu
  • Niigata
  • Toyama
  • Ishikawa
  • Fukui
  • Nagano
Mountains and sea meet in one of Japan's wildest regions, and the result is sheer beauty. Once largely inaccessible, Hokuriku is now reachable by shinkansen from Tokyo in a matter of hours An easily accessible slice of rural Japan offering unrivaled mountainscapes and coastlines, endless outdoor adventure and amazing ocean fare
  • Tokyo
  • Kanagawa
  • Chiba
  • Saitama
  • Ibaraki
  • Tochigi
  • Gunma
Characterized by the constant buzz of the world's most populous metropolitan area, the Kanto region is surprisingly green with an array of escapes that include mountainous getaways and subtropical islands Experience diversity at its fullest, from the neon of Tokyo to the ski slopes of Gunma, exotic wildlife of the Ogasawara Islands and cultural heritage of Kamakura
  • Yamanashi
  • Shizuoka
  • Gifu
  • Aichi
  • Mie
Served by the shinkansen line that connects Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka, the Tokai region provides plenty of interesting diversions and easy excursions Tokai means "eastern sea," and this region stretches east from Tokyo to Kyoto and includes blockbuster attractions such as Mt. Fuji and Takayama
  • Kyoto
  • Osaka
  • Shiga
  • Hyogo
  • Nara
  • Wakayama
From raucous nights out to outdoor thrills to peaceful reverie, trying to categorize the Kansai region is a futile task The Kansai region is one of extreme contrasts—the neon lights of Osaka and glittering Kobe nightscape, the peaceful realms of Shiga, Wakayama and Nara, and the cultured refinement of Kyoto
  • Tottori
  • Shimane
  • Okayama
  • Hiroshima
  • Yamaguchi
Less-traveled and delightfully inaccessible at times, the Chugoku region is a reminder that the journey is sometimes more important than the destination Welcome to Japan's warm and friendly western frontier, where the weather is warmer and the pace of life is slower
  • Tokushima
  • Kagawa
  • Ehime
  • Kochi
Providing the stage for literary classics, fevered dancing and natural wonders Island-hopping, cycling, soul-warming spiritual strolling and red-hot dancing—the island of Shikoku gets you up and moving
  • Fukuoka
  • Saga
  • Nagasaki
  • Oita
  • Kumamoto
  • Miyazaki
  • Kagoshima
Easily reached by land, sea and air, the dynamic Kyushu prefectures are bubbling with energy, culture and activity The southern island of Kyushu is home to volcanoes ranging from sleepy to smoky, succulent seafood, steaming hot springs and the country's hottest entrepreneurial town
  • Okinawa
Ruins and recreated castles of the Ryukyu kings nestle amid magnificent beaches in Okinawa, a diver's paradise teeming with an amazing array of coral and undersea life Fly to Okinawa and discover a distinct island culture born of subtropical sun, white sand, coral, mangrove jungles and the age of the Ryukyu Kings


Spa Resort Hawaiians スパリゾートハワイアンズ

Relax in this huge all-in-one entertainment, shopping and onsen leisure center with a Hawaiian twist

Originally created to boost the local economy after the coal industry declined, the most famous symbol of the resort is the Hula Girls, a performance group that inspired the 2006 hit movie of the same name.


  • Relaxing in the wide range of hot springs and pools
  • The famous Hula Girls

How to Get There

Spa Resort Hawaiians is easily accessible by public transportation.

From Ueno Station in Tokyo, it’s a two-hour ride on the limited express Hitachi to Yumoto Station. A free shuttle bus from this station will take 15 minutes to reach the resort. Free buses for hotel guests can be reserved, if travelling from Tokyo or Yokohama.

Quick Facts

Spa Hawaiians is Japan’s first theme park

The Edo Jowa Yoichi onsen is the largest outdoor bath in Japan

Contains four water parks and three hotels

Spoil yourself and relax

With four themed spas or water parks available, guests will be spoiled for choice.

The Edo Jowa Yoichi is built in the style of an Edo period bathhouse. Fed by natural hot springs that this region is long famous for, it is in the Guinness Book of Records for its size, which covers some 1000 m2.

The Edo Jowa Yoichi

If you’re looking for some good old family fun, head to Water Park, containing water slides, wading pools and Aloha Town, a restaurant and shopping strip that recreates 1960s Hawaiian shopfronts, all kept at a balmy tropical temperature and adorned with swaying palm trees.

The Water Park Zone

The other hot spring section is Spring Park, covering the third to fifth floors of the resort. After that, consider heading to relaxing outdoor Pareo spa area to soak in the sun.

If it’s pampering you’re after, ViR Port features all the salon services, beauty treatments and massages you could ever hope for, perfect to fill in some time between the aqua exercises and dance classes.

The famous Hula Girls

The undoubted stars and reason for the resort’s existence are the Hula Girls, who perform daily at the Water Park’s Beach Theater in an ensemble Polynesian show. In the aftermath of the 2011, the Hula Girls visited numerous evacuation centers, and toured Japan to promote tourism to Iwaki. As a result, they have a special place in the heart of the local people.

Surrounding areas

The resort is one of numerous hot springs in this area of Iwaki, known as Yumoto. Closer to Yumoto Station is the Iwaki Yumoto Onsen, which is one of the three oldest onsen in Japan.

There are also two daily buses connecting Spa Hawaiians with Aquamarine Fukushima, which boasts several recreated natural outdoor habitats as well as an enormous aquarium.

If you are heading into the Yumoto town area, be sure to visit the Coal and Fossil Museum, which showcases the coal mining industry and exhibits fossils (and dinosaur bones) that were dug up in the area when the mines were booming.

Further afield you’ll find the serene and beautiful 12th century Shiramizu Amida-do temple, a designated Japanese National Treasure and the only one to be recognized as such in Fukushima.

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