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Shione Hotsprings|塩江温泉郷

Shione Hotsprings|塩江温泉郷
This is a hotspring town that is located on the border with Tokushima Prefecture, about 15 minutes from Takamatsu Airport by car. There are 10 hotels and inns with hotsprings located along the valley. This area is called the Shionoe Road and has landscape that recalls the old days, and tells of the long and prosperous history of hotsprings.


Location Kagawa Prefecture

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Shione Hotsprings`s Appeal

It is said that about 1,300 years ago the famous monk Gyoki found the hot water and started the Shionoe hotsprings. Kukai, the founder of Shingen-shu sect of Buddhism, trained here, and the tradition of treating sickness in the hotsprings spread. The spring water is hydrogen sulfate, and the softness of the water can be felt from the skin all the way into the core of the body. In addition to the hotsprings, there are waterfalls and streams. The spring cherry blossoms and the autumn foliage make this a place to take in the natural beauty of the four seasons. 

Located at the entrance to the Shionoe Hotsprings Town, the nearby Tourism Products Center sells fresh vegetables and plants produced with highland farming methods. The soft-serve ice cream from the Fujikawa Farm next door is also very popular.

This hotspring is located next to the Way Station Shione and can be visited in a day-trip. The private baths can be used by family and groups, and are popular with guests. The Gyoki Soba restaurant next door serves Japanese soba. 

At this accommodation guests can experience agriculture in the rich natural environemtn and interact with local people. It is said that the natural spring at the hotel is good for beautiful skin and recovering from fatigue.

An experience you won`t find anywhere else…