Ureshino Onsen

An excellent, ancient hot spring from the stone age, which has healed even a wound of a white crane

Introduction of Hot Springs (Onsen)

Ureshino Onsen is a well-known hot spring in Ureshino City in Saga Prefecture, which is one of the typical hot springs as well as Takeo Onsen. Around this spa village, you can see a vast expanse of the fields of Ureshino tea, which has been cultivated since the 15th century.
This place is also famous as one of the biggest spa villages in Kyushu, and has about 50 inns of various scales standing on both sides of Ureshino River.
This spa village has a long history: it is said that there are some ruins around the village, which prove that there was already a spring gushing out in the Stone Age. In addition, the village’s name appears in the ancient report of Hizen Province called “Hizen Fudoki”. It is a really historic spa village, where some famous people such as Siebold visited.

Effects and characteristics of Hot Springs

Ureshino Onsen is one of “the Three best spas of skin beautification of Japan”, and its water is very smooth to the touch.
This place was named after a legend: one day Empress Jingu stopped by this place after the war, and saw a white crane curing its wing with the spring water. Then she told some injured soldiers to take a bath in the spring, saw that their wounds had healed, and said: “Oh, I’m so glad” (meaning “ureshi”).
The spring has two qualities: hydrogen carbonate spring and chloride spring. The water has effects on neuralgia, rheumatism, female disorders, gastrointestinal diseases and so on.
  • Spring Qualities

    Chloride hot-spring Hydrogen Carbonate hot-spring
  • Efficacy

    Coldness Peripheral circulation disorder Depression Cuts Skin dryness


Access by public transportation.

About 30-minute bus ride from Takeo-Onsen station

Access by car

About 5-minute drive from Ureshino Interchange

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