Oita’s onsen: A Hot Spring Heaven


Onsen are a feature found throughout the length and breadth of Japan. Oita, however, boasts the largest concentration of hot springs and they in turn are fed by the greatest volume of hot spring water. Here they come in many different guises; some are clear and others murky, some pungent while others fizzy. Undoubtedly, Oita is the onsen capital of Japan, if not the world. The prefecture is a mecca for anyone who likes to indulge in the soothing and relaxing waters hot springs and also enjoy the distinctive and gracious Japanese culture associated with bathing. For more information on Oita's onsen please refer to the prefecture's Explore the Onsen Country website.

Japan, 大分県

At a glance

The onsen hot spring capital of the world.

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