Shimabara Onsen

Hot Spring with a Long History that Overlooks the Ariake Sea

Introduction of Hot Springs (Onsen)

Shimabara Onsen is in a location that overlooks the Ariakke Sea and 99 islands of Shimabara. Immerse yourself in the hot spring and relax while enjoying the majestic ocean views in front of you.

Shimabara City offers high-class landscapes including the Residence of Samurai, a district around Shimabara Castle where local samurai used to live during the Edo Period (1603-1868).

In addition, it is the place of Shimabara Rebellion (December 1637 - April 1638, a revolt that pitted Christian peasants against the ruling class) in which Shiro Amakusa became a Catholic rebel leader.

Enjoy a special moment while immersing yourself in the rich history of Shimabara during your stay.

Blessed with plentiful spring water, Shimabara is called “City of Water” and you will find Nishikigoi carps swimming through the canals of the city.

Spring water is drinkable, which is one of the greatest features of Shimabara.

Enjoy your stay while savoring beautiful nature and rich history.

Effects and characteristics of Hot Springs

Hot spring quality of Shimabara Onsen is clear transparent, neutral PH which is mild on skin.

It is effective on cuts, peripheral circulatory failure, and sensitivity to cold.

There are seven places where you can drink spring water in Shimabara City. Shimabara Onsen is a new hot spring with a short history that was established in Showa period. (1926-89)
  • Spring Qualities

    Hydrogen Carbonate hot-spring
  • Efficacy

    Coldness Peripheral circulation disorder Cuts Skin dryness


Access by public transportation.

Approx. 10 min walking from Honshamae Station on Shimatetsu Line

Access by car

Approx. 70 min driving from Isahaya IC on Nagasaki Expressway

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