Tawarayama Onsen is a quiet spa district in Yamaguchi Prefecture with a thousand-year history and famous enough to being visited by daimyo (feudal lords) themselves during the Edo Period (1603-1867). It has several water sources considered particularly therapeutic, partly because they are rich in hydrogen, and therefore have a strong antioxidant potential. The waters are effective in soothing conditions including rheumatism, nerve pain, etc. and have a lotion-like quality that will leave your skin slippery-smooth after bathing.
There are three types of baths at Sunayu: Bijin no yu (hot spring of beauty), Kodakara no yu (hot spring of fertility) and Choju no yu (hot spring of longevity). more
Tamatsukuri Onsen offers you the possibility to enjoy the benefits of Tamatsukuri’s nourishing water which is mildly alkaline and leaves your skin silky due to the strong effect of calcium. The hot spring warms the body and keeps it warm due to the sodium. The area is also known for the production of agate and magatama stones, more
The water here is known for its healing properties because the radon it contains has medical properties. You can make a stop here before or after your trip to the islands of Setouchi region such as Naoshima (the closest one), Teshima, Inujima, and Shodoshima. You will have the possibility to lie down in a spacious tub of natural hot spring water overlooking the majestic scenery, more