Unlike the oldest hot springs in Kyushu (which have been open to bathers for over 1,000 years) the Hitoyoshi Onsen is relatively young, having opened in 1910. There are now more than 50 spring sources in the town, with around 25 public bath houses in which to sample the waters.
Hitoyoshi Onsen is accessible by train.
On the Haisatsu train line you can get off at Hitoyoshi or Hitoyoshi, but bear in mind that neither station is in a central location.
The naturally heated water is mildly alkaline and carbonated, said to leave the skin feeling soft and supple. Relax with a range of bathing options, including cypress wood baths, rotenburo (open air bathing), mason work baths and ashiyu (foot baths) which you can find around the town.
Originally a castle town, Hitoyoshi is the home to Nabeya Honkan, a ryokan (traditional inn) which also has its own hot springs. If you want to dine in style and stay in a place with a rich history, this is a top choice in Hitoyoshi.