Ako Onsen

Ako Onsen, home of Chushingura & master-less samurai of Ako

Introduction of Hot Springs (Onsen)

Needless to say, Ako region in Hyogo is best known for Chushingura (The Treasury of Loyal Retainers) and home to the masterless samurai of Ako.

In the neighbourhood, you can visit Oishi Shrine, where the soul of Yoshio Oishi, a leader of 47 masterlesss samurai of Ako, is enshrined. Ako is also known for Ako brand salt and you can experience traditional salt making at Ako Seaside Park.

Effects and characteristics of Hot Springs

Ako Onsen opened in 1969. A new hot spring source discovered in the center of town was drilled in 2000.

This new hot spring contains rich sodium and minerals, and it is well known as “Yomigaeri no yu” (Rejuvenating bath) for its effectiveness on health improvement and beautifying skin.
  • Spring Qualities

    Chloride hot-spring Radiation hot-spring
  • Efficacy

    Rheumatoid arthritis Neuralgia Decrease in gastrointestinal function


Access by public transportation.

Approx 20 min by bus from Banshu Ako Station

Access by car

Approx 15 min driving from Ako IC

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