A small 20 room hotel nestled in the mountains of Shikoku. It`s a very secluded region and is especially beautiful in the autumn when the leaves are changing color. The hot springs has alkaline sulphur water that contains potassium, chlorine, and calcium. It has healing properties, and is effective in aleviating nerve pain. Enjoy the ride on a cable car that will take you to the bottom of the valley where the open-air baths are located. The baths have been constructed along the Iya river. Have an amzaing time in one of Japan`s most remote areas. The rooms start from around 19,000 yen.
Awa No Yu which is located in Nagoya prefecture is known to be a secret hot springs hidden away in the beautiful nature of Nagoya. The water temperature is about 37 degrees, so it`s not too hot, and the water color is a beautiful white color. One of the amazing things about this hot springs is the experience. Depending on the season, you can enjoy a completely differnt scenery. The rooms start from around 17,000 yen.
Another beautiful hot springs hidden away in Nigata prefecture. You can get here by taking the Joetsu Shinkansen from Tokyo to Echigo Yuzawa. Surrounded by a forest of pine trees, the green leaves surround the hot springs. Enjoy the tasty dishes they prepare and have a relaxing stay at this inn. The rooms start from around 19,000 yen.
A beautiful hot springs located in Oita prefecture, Kyushu. This small hot springs resort only has 9 rooms. So you will be able to enjoy some peace and quiet. They have 5 different baths. One is a beautiful outdoor bath next to a rock wall, hense the name Kabe-yu. Kabe means wall in Japanese. Another is a women`s only bath. The third is a hot springs literally right beside the river. And the last two are indoor baths that you can go to any time as they do not require a reservation. The rooms start from around 15,000 yen.
In Gifu prefecture lies a hot springs where you can drink the water. You can even use the water to make delicious dishes. The source of the water lies 100 meters underground and is a fairly low temperature (24 degrees), so you can relax in the hot springs for a long time. Admission costs 650 yen, and is closed every Wednesday.
Ryounkaku onsen is a beautiful hot springs located at an altitude of 1280 meters. It`s located in Hokkaido. There are 4 baths to choose from and the water is a brownish color. The bath temperature of the outdoor baths are 37 degrees, and the indoor baths are 32 degrees. Rooms start from 12,000 yen.