Hijiori Onsen

Sightseeing information about Hijiori Onsen in Japan.


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This onsen, discovered in the 9th century, is famed for its hot springs of healing qualities and attracts visitors seeking physical and mental recuperation. Legend has it that an ascetic priest in the nearby Mount Gassan, one of three sacred mountains in this area, healed his broken elbow in a hot spring pool. The area is surround by a ring of mountains, which was a volcanic crater in the ancient times, thus rich in hot springs.

There are 23 small ryokan with narrow alleys running through the village. From April through November, a morning fair starts at dawn and housewives in the nearby farms sell fresh vegetables, fruits and mushrooms with vibrant cries of welcome. A rickshaw ride through the village is wonderful especially after taking a bath and dressed in casual summer kimono (yukata).

Purposeelderly,health,nature,winter in Japan,hot springs,secret hot spring
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5.0a year ago

Historical, old-fashioned hot spring district, especially known as an area of the heavy snowfall in Japan. This nostalgic, peaceful atmosphere surrounded by mountains attracts many people for a long time. You need to drive or take a bus from Shinjo station(新庄駅) through a long narrow road to get there. That isn't an easy access but it makes the place mysterious.

4.03 weeks ago

良い湯です!積雪の記録もスゴイけど、除雪もバッチリって事です。
冬場に是非行きたいです!!
秘湯で素敵な温泉街です。
ずっとこのままの風景と雰囲気を残して欲しいです。

5.0a month ago

山合にある、静かな落ち着きのある温泉場です。朝市は近隣のおば様達が自慢の農作物、山菜、キノコ、お手製の漬物やお餅などついつい買い過ぎます。
癒されますよ~っ♨️

5.02 months ago

東日本大震災後、体調を崩し2週間程湯治モドキをしていたので、7年位振りに訪れたが、やはりホットする風情が良い。今回は一泊だったけど次回はもう少しゆっくり楽しんで泊まりたいと思います。

3.03 weeks ago

湯治に行ってみたい雰囲気はありますね❗。7月だからだと思いますが 冬だと考えます。日本有数の豪雪地帯で 私の運転では無理かも⁉。

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