Yumura Onsen is a hot spring located in Hyogo prefecture, a historic hot spring that was discovered in 848. The source of the spring is called "Arayu", it is a water source that surges 98-degree water at a rate of 470L per minute, one of Japan’s hottest hot springs.
In 1981 it was the site of a television drama broadcasted by the NHK "Yumechiyo Nikki", and it gained Japan wide notoriety following the television drama—the town is even sometimes called "Yumechiyo no Sato" as a result ("Yumechiyo Town").
The Haruki River flows through the spa town’s center and there is a "footbath" where many tourists soak their feet while overlooking the river and enjoying a moment of relaxation.
You can buy "hot spring eggs" which are boiled eggs made in the spring’s source Arayu, which has become a specialty of the town. Other vegetables can also be boiled in the source. The town has many large and small inns and brings in many guests.
It is recommended that you come by car. It is 2 1/2~3 hours from Kobe and Osaka. If you choose to use a train, you can reach it by bus from the JR San’in Main Line’s Hamasaka Station (浜坂駅) in about 25 minutes.
Yumura Onsen is near Tottori Prefecture and there is a bus from Tottori Station that goes about 1 hour. The number of buses is small however, so you should check the timetable in advance.
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|Sights||Yumura Onsen (湯村温泉)|
98 Yu, Shinonsen-cho, Mikata-gun, Hyogo
|Phone / Fax||Phone: 0796-92-2000 / Fax: 0796-92-2011|
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|Recommended target||Family Couples Groups Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller|
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