Takeo Onsen

The hot spring of beauty which has 1,300 years history.

Introduction of Hot Springs (Onsen)

Takeo hot spring is located in the center of Takeo city in the western part of Saga Prefecture. The prefectural boundary with Nagasaki is near by, and it is convenient to visit Arita cho famous for pottery. Pottery market which is held in Arita cho is very popular among tourists.The symbol of Takeo hot spring is the Romon tower gate, and it's so wonderful as to be mistaken for the dragon's Palace designed by legendary architect, Tasuno Kingo.
The Romon tower gate is designated as an important cultural asset of the country, and as you go through the gate, there is a hot spring for monarch. It was used to be the place for an exclusive use for feudal lord Manabe.

Effects and characteristics of Hot Springs

The Takeo Onsen boasts a history of 1,300 years hot spring, which is also said to have been discovered when Empress Jingu stopped by on the way back from the expedition.
It is also known that famous historical people such as Date Masamune, Miyamoto Musashi, Siebold, Yoshida Matsuno stopped by.
Skin-friendly weak alkaline hot water, also known as a "hot spring of beauty", is said to be effective in autonomic instability, insomnia, depression, etc.
  • Spring Qualities

    Standard hot-spring
  • Efficacy

    Autonomic instability Depression Insomnia


Access by public transportation.

Approximately 12 minutes on foot from JR Kyushu Sasebo Line · Takeo Onsen Station

Access by car

Approximately 11 minutes by car from Nagasaki Expressway / Takeo Northern IC

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