Ueki Onsen
Beauty hot spring in the serene, historic land

Introduction of Hot Springs (Onsen)

In northern Kumamoto Prefecture, a hot spring resort lies along Koshi River in Ueki Town. Since it was developed in 1890’s, local people have treasured this less-known hot spring.

The tranquil land with spreading fields has been providing plentiful hot water, which is called, the Beauty Water, quite fitting for the area with the legend of Onono Komachi, who was touted as a matchless beauty.

Ueki is a historic town that features Tabaruzaka, the stage for the Seinan War in 1877 and Ono Sensui, a spring used for the first bath when Onono Komachi was born, according to a legend.

Effects and characteristics of Hot Springs

This hot spring was opened back in 1890's. The hot water is so abundant that each hotel and ryokan in the area has its source spring. Enjoy splashing the hot water on you.

It's slightly alkaline, very soft and encourages circulation to promote porcelain skin.

It is also said to be effective for rheumatism, arthritis, and gastrointestinal inflammation.
  • Spring Qualities
    Standard hot-spring
  • Efficacy
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Access

Access by public transportation.
About 20 min by taxi from Ueki Train Station
Access by car
About 10 min by car from Ueki Interchange

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