February 06, 2017
Hot springs in Shimane and Tottori have long been loved by people in Japan. This region attracts many visitors for its hot springs, fresh crab, and Kagura (Shinto theatrical dance). The famous Tamatsukuri Hot Spring was voted the best hot spring in Japan according to the “Hot Spring Vote 2016”. Women particularly enjoy hot springs that help make their skins smooth and beautiful. Let’s relax and enjoy hot spring heaven in San’in.
Chosen as best in Japan according to the “Hot Spring Vote 2016” for its excellent hot spring water quality and medical effects, this hot spring is also popular for its beauty benefits for skin.
This hot spring is known as “Bijin-no-yu” (hot spring for beauty) and is famous for its skin-smoothing effect.
The promising effect includes skin lightning and whitening. This hot spring is popular among women to get clear, smooth skin.
Located near the prefectural border with Okayama, this hot spring is known as one of the most famous radium “Bihada-no-yu” (hot spring for beautiful skin) in Japan.
This hot spring is located by the rocky coast of the Sea of Japan. You can enjoy a panoramic ocean view from large public baths as well as outdoor baths with waves crashing onto the shore.
This hot spring is located in highlands where one can see the view of fog rolling down the mountain range in the early morning. The view is mysterious and magnificent.
The Kaike hot spring is the largest hot spring area in San’in and offers views of the Sea of Japan and Mt. Daisen. Its beach that overlooks the Sea of Japan bustles with sea bathers in summer.
Two hot spring sites are located on the west and south shore of Lake Togo. The hot springs on the lake and lakeside offer superb views of the lake in every season.
This hot spring is known as “Bijin-no-yu” (hot spring for beauty) and is popular for its skin-smoothing effect. The hot spring town of Arifuku with a retro charm hosts Iwami Kagura every Saturday night.
This hot spring is located in the mountainous region and is famous for its “Bijin-no-yu” (hot spring for beauty). Kagura is performed every Saturday night from September to November. Fireflies can be seen in summer.
This hot spring is a rare kind to be located in the center of the prefectural capital with good access from Tottori Station.
This seaside hot spring has an abundance of water with a 500-year history. At Japanese-style inns you can enjoy fresh Matsuba crab and local fish.
The area flourished as a harbor to send off silver from the World Heritage Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine. Therefore, this is the only hot spring district to be listed as a World Heritage Site in Japan.
Tsuwano, Little Kyoto in San’in was designated as a Japanese heritage site in 2015. Why don’t you enjoy a relaxing time at this hot spring after enjoying a stroll in town ?
This is a world-famous radium hot spring. It was designated as a Japanese heritage site in 2015 along with a nearby national treasure, Nageiredo at Mt. Mitoku.
You can enjoy bathing in the light of beacon fire. Beautiful sceneries such as autumn leaves in fall and snow in winter can be seen from the outdoor baths.
This hot spring offers a view of the valley and cliff. You can also enjoy bathing in outdoor bath while watching twinkle stars in summer, autumn leaves in fall, and snow in winter.
Enjoying outdoor bath while gazing at the open sky and beautiful mountains might be one of the best ways to unite your soul with nature.
After enjoying a stroll in town to explore history, you can enjoy a relaxing time at a hot spring or try a footbath in this quiet castle town surrounded by mountains.
This is a traditional therapeutic bath where you can enjoy hot spring water gushing out from the bottom. The source water flowing directly into a footbath is quite rare in Japan.
There is a unique custom called “Yukamuri”, pouring hot water over the body while singing and hitting water with a scoop. The hot spring town has a great retro atmosphere.