Tucked away in the southwestern part of Saga Prefecture, Ureshino is a small town known for its onsen (hot springs) and green tea. Famed for the waters that run beneath its surface and harnessed into the town’s hot springs, Ureshino has long been synonymous with high-quality onsen.
Alongside Kitsuregawa in Tochigi Prefecture and Hinokamiso Onsen Okuizumi-cho in Shimane Prefecture, Ureshino has earned a reputation as one of the top three hot spring areas for beautifying your skin due to the high concentration of sodium bicarbonate in its alkaline waters. According to many visitors, these waters will leave your skin feeling silky smooth and rejuvenated.
The town has many onsens to choose from including ones for pay-per-use and others for overnight stay only, as well as a variety of outdoor and indoor hot springs.
One of the most famous onsen is Siebold-No-Yu which is named after a German doctor and scientist who visited the area in the early 19th century. While researching Japanese flora, Siebold took a break in Ureshino and sampled the onsen, taking note of the incredible waters in which he soaked.
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