Western Saga Prefecture佐賀県西部
Hot spring waters gush from crevices in the sandstone. An area famous for green tea and soothing hot springs that help to make your skin smooth and subtle.
Both Takeo and Ureshino cities are located in the western part of Saga Prefecture, near the border between Saga and Nagasaki prefectures.
Takeo-onsen is a hot spring town, located at the foot of Mt. Horai-san, full of strange rocks and bizarre stones. The town is more than 1,300 years old and is known for its water quality, which makes the skin smooth. At the entrance to the public bath in the center of this hot spring resort stands a red tower gate that reminds us of Ryugu-jo, a castle in the sea in a fairy tale.
Ureshino, surrounded by mountains, is famous for its green tea. The green of the tea fields, spreading on the gentle hills, shines brightly. While colorful illumination lights up the city at night, during the day the hot spring town has a traditional and tranquil atmosphere. Known for its hot water for beautiful skin, the hot spring, with its silky and slightly creamy water, has earned a reputation for the way it leaves the skin smooth and supple. More than 40 ryokan (Japanese-style inns) and hotels of various sizes are located along the Ureshino-gawa River, making Ureshino one of the most famous hot spring spots in Kyushu.
From Tokyo :
[Air] 1h 50 min from Haneda to Fukuoka Airport, and 5 min from the airport to Hakata Station by subway. 1h from Hakata to Takeo-onsen Station by JR Nagasaki-Sasebo Line (limited express). 30 min by bus from Takeo-onsen Station to Ureshino-onsen.
[Rail] 5 h from Tokyo to Hakata Station by JR Tokaido-Sanyo Shinkansen Line.
From Osaka :
[Air] 1h 15 min from Itami to Fukuoka Airport.
[Rail] 2h 30 min from Shin-Osaka to Hakata Station by Shinkansen.