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Okayama, Onsen (hot spring) paradise.

There are many hot springs in the area of Mimasaka, the northern part of Okayama Prefecture. Yubara, Okutsu, and Yunogo hot springs are collectively called “Mimasaka Santo (three hot springs)” and they have been popular with many people since olden days.

Visit Mimasaka Santo and enjoy a hot spring tour.

Visit Mimasaka Santo and enjoy a hot spring tour.
Yunogo Onsen has 1,200 years of history. In Okayama, there are many unique hot springs that fascinate people. Yubara Onsen is called the “Western Yokozuna” (meaning “champion” in sumo wrestling)” on the nation-wide open-air hot springs ranking list. It is famous for its location near a giant dam. Okutsu Onsen is famous for its efficacy in skincare.

【Mimasaka area】
Maniwa City
Yubara Onsen
Yubara Onsen
“Sunayu,” the western Yokozuna champion on the nation-wide open-air hot springs ranking list.
A vigorous, giant dam stands in the deep mountains. When you take a bath in this “Sunayu” open-air hot spring, you will feel the dynamic combination of the vast nature and the giant dam as you look up from the bath. Please enjoy “Bijin-no-yu (for skincare),” “Kodakara-no-yu (for having children)” and “Choju-no-yu (for a long life)” as you are surrounded by rocks in the riverbed of the Asahi River.
【Mimasaka area】
Kagamino-cho, Tomata County
Okutsu Onsen
Okutsu Onsen
Bijin-no-yu loved by an artist, Bunjin Bokkaku
A hot spring located in the mountains with abundant and beautiful nature, “Bijin-no-yu” is loved by many artists.
【Mimasaka area】
Mimasaka City
Yunogo Onsen
Yunogo Onsen
A fountain shaped like a heron in the hot springs resort area.
It is said that this hot spring was first discovered by En-nin-houshi, a high priest who was guided by an injured white heron, about 1,200 years ago.

Many many more! There are many more “must-see hot springs” in Okayama.


Must-see sights

Hadaka Matsuri (naked men’s festival)

Hadaka Matsuri (naked men’s festival)

【Bizen Area】 Okayama city

Saidaiji Eyo

This festival, having a tradition of approximately 500 years, is one of the three rarest festivals in Japan. Thousands of men wearing nothing but loincloths struggle for two sticks, called “Shingi”, thrown by a priest at midnight. This is held on the 3rd Saturday in February every year.

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English pamphlet of Okayama Prefecture

A pamphlet about Okayama in English can be provided in a form of digital data.
Use the data and print it out, or refer to it while walking.

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