Sekigane-onsen Hot Spring
The transparent hot spring that has no color, no taste, and no smell is selected as one of the best hot springs in Japan
(c) Tottori PrefectureFacing Mount Daisen, the highest mountain in Chugoku Region, Sekigane Hot Spring is said to have started more than 1200 years ago. The peaceful hot-spring resort in the mountains with abundant nature used to allay fatigue of travelers coming and going on the ancient highway. Its transparent water without color, taste or smell is called "platinum hot spring" for its purity and varied effects.
This is one of the best radium springs (simple radioactive spring) in the world and has outstanding hormesis effect and an effect to make skin beautiful. It warms your body thoroughly from inside with therapeutic effects. They say the hot spring is good for nerve pain, sore muscles, joint pain, fatigue, feeling of cold, arteriosclerosis, bruise, sprain, motor weakness, digestive disorders, cuts, chronic skin disease, hypertension, cholecystitis, hemorrhoids and women's diseases and also to make skin beautiful. The resort is selected as one of the best 100 hot springs in Japan and also designated as a National Hot Spring Health Resort. Any of the hot-spring inns in the area including communal bathhouse "Sekinoyu" and a bathhouse for a day trip "Sekigane Yumeikan" accepts a day trippers but their opening hours and fees may vary. Please make an inquiry individually. The part from "Eguimo Shinsui Park" to "Jizo-in" of Sekigane Hot Spring resort area is a slope. People who walked here take a rest at "Enmei-chaya no Ashiyu" footbath to relieve their fatigue.
Address: Sekigane-syuku, Sekigane-cho, Kurayoshi City, Tottori
Phone: 0858-45-3737 (Sekigane Hot Spring Resort Tourist Information and Inns Association)
Directions: Train: 35 minutes by Nikko Bus for Sekigane from JR San-in Honsen Kurayoshi Station (3 hours and 40 minutes from Shin-Osaka; 45 minutes from Tottori Airport) to Sekigane Onsen bus stop.
Car: 30 hours from Yubara Interchange on the Yonago Expressway