Surrounded by old-world flavor and passion
There are 11 attractive hot springs along gorges in the Ou mountain range in Hanamaki. They vary in size from one of the largest and most comfortable hotels in Tohoku to an old small inn with a rustic atmosphere used historically as a health retreat. Each of them has their own distinctive mood. Some have unique baths, such as an outdoor bath by a river or a deep bath that people have to stand in. In addition, seasonal changes in the scenery around the hot spring area in Iwate Prefectural Nature Park are something you shouldn’t miss. We recommend you come and bathe in a hot spring with your family, friends or by yourself. The hot springs in Hanamaki always welcome you warmly.
Hanamaki Hot Springs
Hanamaki Hot Springs consists of five unique hotels and inns. A large rose garden, monuments and other attractions on the grounds offer a nice stroll.
Dai Hot Springs
In the Dai Hot Springs area, the inns line a main street that still has the atmosphere of the old days.
Kanaya Hot Springs
Located in Hanamaki Recreational Park, Kanaya provides easy access to tennis courts, a golf course and other facilities.
Shidotaira Hot Springs
Shidotaira is a historic hot spring located on the Toyosawa River with modern facilities.
Osawa Hot Springs
This rustic hot spring is nationally famous for its outdoor bath beside the Toyosawa River.
Watari Hot Springs
The outdoor baths, the cypress bath and the air bubble bath are popular, especially with ladies.
Yama no Kami Hot Springs
Enjoy their baths with greenery and its surrounding nature.
Namari Hot Springs
This historic inn offers the unusual experience of standing up while soaking in the deep bath.
Shin Namari Hot Springs
This modern hotel is surrounded by greenery. You can drink the spring water for your health. Enjoy their heated swimming pool.
Himawari Hot Springs, “Ginga no Yu”
The spring water of Ginga no Yu is amber and has a slight wooden smell. As it is hypotonic and alkaline, your skin becomes very smooth.
Towa Hot Springs –
the Spiritual Hot Springs of Hitakami
Towa was the first hot spring complex to be developed in the Kitakami mountain range. Enjoy their six different baths, have a massage after bathing and admire the large western-style garden.