This hot spring resort, 20km southwest of Tsuruoka City, has a cluster of 12 inns near the mouth of a river. There are three public bath houses and some foot baths of different styles. The waters contain various elements and minerals including sulphur and sodium chloride with their source temperature around 70 degrees Celsius.
Among major attractions are 300 cherry trees lining the streets, a hill-top rose garden that grows 3,000 roses of 90 different varieties, and a early morning fair which is famous for its specialities including red turnip pickles and processed seafoods. There is a good swimming beach and pleasant strolling walkways along the river.
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