Shiobara hot spring is a resort
along the gorge formed by Houki River, and is located about 15-24 km
west of Nasu-Shuiobara station on Tohoku-Shinkansen.
Eleven hot springs are dotted along the gorge.
The central hot spring is "Furumachi hot spring", and there are many hotels and ryokans. And each of the other hot springs have a few accommodation facilities.
This hot springs were found in the early 9th century.
And here is close to Nikko and Nasu, so this resort has been popular from a long time ago.
Almost hot springs have some public bathes.
And there are several outdoor bathes. Most of them are for mixed bathing.
Along the gorge, there are some sightseeing spots such as waterfalls and suspension bridges.
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