Okutsu Onsen(Mimasaka Santo)

Just like skin lotion! The hot water of beauty

Introduction of Hot Springs (Onsen)

Okutsu Onsen is located in Kagamino Town in the northern part of Okayama Prefecture, which used be called “Mimasaka Province”. The town is full of nature, surrounded by Chugoku Mountains and limpid Yoshii River.
This spa village is one of the best spas of Mimasaka as well as Yunogo Onsen and Yubara Onsen, which are located nearby. It is also well-known for its abundant amount of water and its skin-lightning effect, and for this reason, its nickname is “the hot water of beauty”.
The village is surrounded by rich nature such as Okutsu Valley and Okutsu Lake, which were made when Okutsu River, the upper stream of Yoshii River, eroded the granite soil of the valley. You can totally refresh yourself and feel relaxed in a peaceful atmosphere of the mountain village.

Effects and characteristics of Hot Springs

Okutsu Onsen has been loved as watering place by a lot of people since Edo Period, and its spring quality is alkaline simple spring. It is called “the hot water of beauty” for its effect of smoothing the skin. Its effectiveness is so high that some leading cosmetic manufacturers make use of the substance of this hot spring to product skin lotions. It is an excellent hot spring full of atmosphere of spa, and has been loved by many writers and artists such as Tekkan Yosano, his wife Akiko and Shiko Munakata.
  • Spring Qualities

    Standard hot-spring
  • Efficacy

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Access by public transportation.

About 50-minute bus ride from Tsuyama station

Access by car

About 30-minute drive from Innosho Interchange

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