Yamaga Onsen

Hot spring resort which has the townscape filled with the traditional atmosphere of the Buzen-kaido street.

Introduction of Hot Springs (Onsen)

Yamaga hot spring known as hot spring resort of Higo since ancient times is located in the Yamaga town where the Buzen-kaido street runs through which Higo and Satsuma daimyo's procession passed.
The town of Yamaga flourished as a post-town with hot springs, and still shows ancient taste and nostalgic atmosphere.
As a reminder thing of Yamaga 's prosperity, there is Yachiyo-za, small theater which was built by the Yamaga's wealthy industrialists in Meiji 43(1910) and the Sakura Yu , the palace hot spring of Higo Hosokawa clan.

Effects and characteristics of Hot Springs

It is said that beginning of Yamaga hot spring was long time ago about 800 years, one villager saw the a wounded deer was healing with a hot spring.
It is said that when entering the Edo era it became a palace hot spring of Higo Hosokawa clan and Miyamoto Musashi sword master also enjoyed bathing.
The quality of hot spring which has abundant amount of hot water is Simple hot spring and Radiation fountain, and it is said to have efficacy in Autonomic instability, Insomnia, Hyperuricemia, Rheumatoid arthritis and so on.
  • Spring Qualities

    Standard hot-spring Radiation hot-spring
  • Efficacy

    Rheumatoid arthritis Autonomic instability Depression Insomnia Hyperuricemia (gout) Ankylosing spondylitis


Access by public transportation.

Approximately 50 minutes by bus from JR Kyushu Kyushu Shinkansen Shin Tamana station

Access by car

Approximately 15 minutes by car from Kyushu Expressway · Ueki IC

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