A Guide to the Hot Spring Towns of San’in, Japan

Whether you’re seeking a restorative soak, a taste of traditional Japanese life, or simply a serene escape, these hot spring towns in San’in region will leave you feeling rejuvenated and inspired!

Tamatsukuri Onsen in Shimane Prefecture: Where History Meets Healing

One of the oldest hot spring towns in Japan. Amidst the steam and serenity, you’ll find yourself surrounded by traditional architecture and local crafts. My personal recommendation? Stay at the charming ryokan inns that line the town’s streets. Don’t forget to try the Tamatsukuri Manju, a local sweet treat that perfectly complements the relaxing atmosphere.

Kaike Onsen in Tottori Prefecture: A Seaside Soak

Overlooking the Sea of Japan and Mt. Daisen, this is more than just a soak— it’s a feast for your senses. A stay at the Kaike Grand Hotel Tensui offers stunning views and easy access to the hot springs. Be sure to sample the local seafood, with the Kaike Kaisen-don (seafood rice bowl) being a must-try!

Misasa Onsen in Tottori Prefecture: Heritage Hot Spring Town


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Known for its radium-rich hot springs, Misasa Onsen offers a unique therapeutic experience that has been celebrated since the 12th century. The town itself is charmingly quaint, with traditional ryokan inns and tranquil winding streets that transport you to another era.

Travel Tips: Best Time to Visit and How to Get There

The San’in region is beautiful year-round, but the cherry blossoms in spring and vibrant colours in autumn make these seasons particularly scenic. The region is accessible by rail and air, with Izumo Airport being the closest.

Read: How to go to San’in Region from Tokyo

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