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Enjoy a hot spring in Japan _Effects of hot springs and places

投稿日:2020年1月12日 更新日:

Hello!  I am Madoka.

Thank you for coming on this page.

I am very happy to have this chance to inform you about Japan.

Well, Japanese love to take a hot spring for relaxing and curing.

Today I will introduce you about the effects of hot spring’s types and hot spring’s place in Japan.

Please use these information as a reference, when you consider the trip plan.

And please learn one Japanese “ Onsen ” which mean hot spring inEnglish.

Onsen”,Hot springs. are divided into 9 types because of mineral compositions.

Type1 : Simple hot spring

The contain of dissolved residue(except to gases) is <1000mg/kg.

Temperature is >25’C. And it is colorless, transparent and odorless.

It is mild for skin .

Simple hot spring of more than pH8.5 has a mild peeling effect, so it is said “ Hot spring for beauty”.

[Efficacy]

Mild Recover from fatigue, neuralgia, body sore, trauma, autonomic ataxia, insomnia, nerve palsy, constipation, rheumatic disease and skin condition

[Famous “Onsen” resort]

Iizuka “Onsen” in Fukushima
Kinugawa “Onsen” in Tochigi
Ihoka “Onsen” in Gunma
Shimoda “Onsen” in Shizuoka
Isawa “Onsen” in Yamanashi
Kakeyu “Onsen” in Nagano
Gero “Onsen” in Gifu
Unazuki “Onsen” in Toyama
Youhigaura “Onsen” in Kyoto
Dogo “Onsen” in Ehime
Yufuin “Onsen” in Oita 

There are many nice simple hot springs around Japan.

 

Type2: Carbon dioxide hot spring

The contain of dissolved carbon dioxide is >1000mg/kg.

Temperature is low but it has a heat retaining effect very much.

Bubbles of carbon dioxide stick to the skin.

In Japan, this type is very rear.


[Efficacy]

In taking bath _ mild recover from cuts, peripheral circulatory disorder, cold, autonomic ataxia

In drinking _ mild recover from gastrointestinal function


[Famous “Onsen” resort]


Higiori “Onsen” in Yamagata
Arima “Onsen” in Hyogo
Nagayu “Onsen” in Oita
Yunoko “Onsen” in Kumamoto
Kirishima “Onsen” in Kagoshima

 

Type3: Hydrogen carbonate spring

The contain of dissolved hydrogen carbonate residue(except to gases) is >1000mg/kg.

Cleaning effect by carbonated water makes our skin smooth.。


[Efficacy]

In taking bath _ mild recover from cuts, peripheral circulatory disorder, cold, dryness skin

In drinking _ mild recover from gastroduodenal ulcer, reflux esophagitis,diabetic,gout


[Famous “Onsen” resort]

Yunokawa ”Onsen” in Hokkaido
Naruko “Onsen” in Miyagi
Akakura “Onsen” in Niigata
Hidatakayama ”Onsen” in Gifu
Otari “Onsen” in Nagano
Yumura “Onsen” in Hyogo
Nankishirahama”Onsen” in Wakayama
Ryujin “Onsen” in Wakayama
Kawayu “Onsen “ in Wakayama
Ureshino “Onsen” in Saga
Harazuru “Onsen” in Fukuoka

 

 

Type4: Chloride hot spring

The contain of dissolved chloride residue(except to gases) is >1000mg/kg.

It is similar to sea water.

Salt keeps our body warm.

This type is very many in Japan.


[Efficacy]

In taking bath _ mild recover from cuts, peripheral circulatory disorder, cold, depression, dryness skin

In drinking _ mild recover from atrophic gastritis , constipation


[Famous “Onsen” resort]

Teizankei “Onsen” in Hokkaido
Akiho “Onsen” in Miyagi
Yugawara “Onsen” in Kanagawa
Atami “Onsen” in Shizuoka
Itoh “Onsen” in Shizuoka
Wakura “Onsen” in Ishikawa
Awara “Onsen” in Fukui
Kinosaki “Onsen” in Hyogo
Kaike “Onsen” in Tottori
Shibusuki “Onsen” in Kagoshima 

 

Type5: Sulfate hot spring

The contain of dissolved sulfate residue(except to gases) is >1000mg/kg.

Colorless , so It looks like simple hot spring, but it tastes better.

It helps the blood to circulate


[Efficacy]

In taking bath _ mild recover from cuts, peripheral circulatory disorder, cold, depression, dryness skin

In drinking _ mild recover from biliary dysfunction , hypercholesterolemia, constipation


[Famous “Onsen” resort]

Asamushi “Onsen” in Aomori
Toogatta “Onsen” in Miyagi
Ashinomaki “Onsen” in Fukushima
Mizukami”Onsen” in Gunma
Shima “Onsen” in Gunma
Houshi”Onsen” in Gunma
Dougazima”Onsen” in Shizuoka
Kawaguchiko “Onsen” in Yamanashi
Yamanaka “Onsen” in Ishikawa
Tamazukuri”Onsen” in Shimane
Aso”Onsen” in Kumamoto

 

Type6: Iron containing hot spring

The contain of Iron ion(Fe2+, Fe3+) is >20mg/kg.

The color is changed colorless into brown when it is exposed to air.

So the “Onsen” color becomes red brown.
If you drink this Iron hot spring after drinking coffee or tea, your teeth or oral might become black.

[Efficacy]

In taking bath _ mild recover from anemia, neuralgia, rheumatoid arthritis, wound, burn, dermatosis , woman’s disease, gastroenteritis

In drinking _ mild recover from anemia

[Famous “Onsen” resort]

Yobetsu “Onsen” in Hokkaido
Tsuchiyu “Onsen” in Fukushima
Nagaragawa”Onsen” in Gifu
Nishiura “Onsen” in Aichi
Arima”Onsen” in Hyogo
Kirishima “Onsen” in Kagoshima        

      

Type7 : Sulfur hot spring

The contain of Sulfur is >2mg/kg.

There are many sulfur hot spring in Japan.
The odor comes from hydrogen sulfide .
You can often see hot spring mineral deposits (resembling flowers).

And metal oxidizes and become black.
So remove accessories when taking a bath.
It is often milky white, and it has a whitening effect.

[Efficacy]

In taking bath _ mild recover from atopic dermatitis, psoriasis vulgaris, chronic eczema, whitening, epidermistosis

In drinking _ mild recover from diabetes, hypercholesterolemia

[Famous “Onsen” resort]


Tsuta “Onsen” in Iwate
Takayu “Onsen” in Fukushima
Nasu “Onsen” in Tochigi
Okunikkoyumoto”Onsen” in Tochigi
Kusatsu “Onsen” in Gunma
Ysukioka “Onsen” in Nigata
Kowakudani “Onsen” in Kanagawa
Togurakamiyamada”Onsen” in Nagano
Bessho “Onsen” in Nagano
Nankikatsuura “Onsen” in Wakayama
Unzen”Onsen” in Nagasaki                         

 

Type8: Acid hot spring

The contain of hydrogen ion is >1mg/kg.

It has a sore taste.

There is a bactericidal effect.

There are many acid hot springs in Japan, but there is a few in EU.

If your skin is sensitive for acid, it is better to flash up by normal water after taking a hot spring.

[Efficacy]

mild recover from atopic dermatitis, fungus, diabetes, epidermistosis, neurosis, stiff body, constipation, nerve palsy, rheumatic disease, beauty skin

[Famous “Onsen” resort]

Shintamagawa “Onsen” in Akita
Zao “Onsen” in Yamagata
Sukawa “Onsen” in Yamagata
Dake “Onsen” in Fukushima
Kusatsu “Onsen” in Gunma
Tateshina “Onsen” in Nagano

 

Type9: Radiation hot spring

he contain of Radon is >30X10e10 curie/kg.

You may think that radiation has bad effects for the human body.

But the radiation contain of hot spring is much less than X-ray.

And Radon in hot springs is scattered in the air.

Don’t worry about any adverse effects on our human body.

It is colorless and transparent.

It has the higher medical efficiency.


[Efficacy]

mild recover from gout, arteriosclerosis, rigid myelitis, hypertension ,chronic dermatitis, woman’s disease

[Famous “Onsen” resort]

Masutomi “Onsen” in Yamanashi
Yunoyama “Onsen” in Mie
Miasa “Onsen” in Tottori
Tamana “Onsen” in Kumamoto

 

We have many nice hot spring around Japan.

I hope you to try them.  Would you go ” Onsen “trip ?

Thank you for reading until the end.

Have a good trip !

Madoka

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