Sumoto Onsen

A new hot spring in the Mitsukekuni, commanding a beautiful night view of Osaka

Introduction of Hot Springs (Onsen)

Sumoto Onsen is a hot spring located in Sumoto City, Hyogo Prefecture, which commands a city view of Osaka beyond Kitan Strait. Thanks to the opening of Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, this area is getting more and more popular as resort of Kansai Region and as tourist spot of Awaji Island. Awaji Island was called “Mitsukekuni” in ancient times, which means that this province used to offer a lot of food to the loyal family, and even now the island is a rich repository of delicious food. At the inns standing along the coast, you can enjoy highly elaborated seafood dishes such as Naruto sea bream and Ise lobster, which were tossed about by the whirling waves.

Effects and characteristics of Hot Springs

In Showa Period, the development of Sumoto Onsen started, then a new hot spring source was found in 1993. The temperature of the water is 37 degrees, so it is lukewarm, brownish and smooth to the touch. It is said that you hardly feel cold after bathing in this hot spring. In addition, the water contains radium, and has effects on neuralgia, rheumatism, muscle pain, arthralgia and so on.
  • Spring Qualities

    Radiation hot-spring
  • Efficacy

    Rheumatoid arthritis Hyperuricemia (gout) Ankylosing spondylitis


Access by public transportation.

About 40-minute walk from Sumoto bus station

Access by car

About 15-minute drive from Sumoto Interchange

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