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Misasa Hot Spring

Misasa-cho, Tohaku County


A hot spring town overflowing with 850 years of history

It is said that Misasa Hot Spring was discovered in 1164, and is the most famous in Tottori. There are hot spring inns lining both shores of the Misasa River, and the town is well known for its buildings and scenery overflowing with charm. It is apparent from the ever present foot baths and hot springs for drinking in town that hot springs are indispensable for people who live in the area. Strolling around the hot spring town takes about 30 minutes. Visit Misasa Shrine and pick out some snacks and sweets from the shopping area. In summer you can see a grand fireworks display. This beautiful old town was chosen as one of the top 100 sceneries in Japan.

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  • Misasa Hot Spring's photo

Restore your stamina on the third morning with the power of the hot spring

The name “Misasa” in Misasa Hot Spring means “third morning” in Japanese. An old legend has it that after staying for three nights, on the third morning one’s illness would be almost completely healed. Misasa Hot Spring boasts the world’s top level of radon, which enhances the body’s natural healing power and boosts metabolism. Envelop yourself in the silky smooth hot spring water to recharge both mind and body.

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Should you stay in a lodging designated as a Tangible Cultural Property or a unique and traditional Japanese inn?

Misasa Hot Spring is filled with unique, traditional Japanese inns. For the ultimate Japanese hospitality, why not stay at Ryokan Ohashi, a traditional Japanese inn registered as a Tangible Cultural Property by the Japanese government. This inn was completed in 1932. Constructed by carpenters who specialize in building shrines and temples, this inn is finished in the most luxuriant Japanese architectural style. The workmanship begins with an arched bridge, and extents to the hanging scrolls in the tokonoma alcoves in each room, and the outdoor stone baths. Traditional Japanese beauty is alive in every facet of the inn. Enjoy passing the time while gazing out of your window at the Misasa River.

  • Misasa Hot Spring's photo
  • Misasa Hot Spring's photo
  • Misasa Hot Spring's photo

For reference

  • Address
    Misasa, Misasa-cho, Tottori-ken
  • Telephone
    0858−43−0431 (Misasa Hot Spring Tourist Association)
  • Hours
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  • Open
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  • Price
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Access

Tottori Sakyu Conan Airport is approximately a one hour and 15 minute flight from Haneda Airport.
  • From Tottori Sakyu Conan Airport, take the Hinomaru Bus to Misasa Hot Spring (1 hour). Get off at the Misasa Hot Spring entrance.
Yonago Kitaro Airport is approximately a one hour and 15 minute flight from Haneda Airport.
  • From Yonago Kitaro Airport, take the train to JR Yonago Station (30 min). From Yonago Station, take the Limited Express Super Matsukaze to Kurayoshi Station (approx. 1 hour). At Kurayoshi Station, take the Hinomaru Bus to Misasa Hot Spring (20 min).

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