A Compilation of Hot Spring Areas! Hotels at Fukuoka with Natural Hot Springs
Fukuoka has many scenic spots and gourmet to offer, as well as rich hot springs. Here are 5 famous hot springs and recommended lodging areas known to ease you of your fatigue from travel.
Nansuikaku (Wakita Onsen)
Wakita Onsen is located almost directly in the center between Fukuoka and Kitakyushu. This hot spring is said to have more than 1,200 years of history and is known for its alkaline simple spring that helps with recovery of injuries and fatigue.
Nansuikaku is the recommended facility among the baths at this historical spring. This place has not only a large communal bath, chartered baths, and family baths, but also rooms with personal open-air baths. This is a well-known hot spring for having these facilities. Furthermore, they also have a facility called Yunozen no Sato, where you may enjoy 10 types of open-air baths open to both men and women.
Genkai Royal Hotel (Genkai Satsuki Onsen)
Genkai Satsuki Onsen is located in the northern part of the prefecture in Munakata and gazes upon the Genkai Sea. The nature of the spring is weak alkaline and is used for healing neurotic and muscle pain.
The only place in this area that contains a hot spring is Genkai Royal Hotel. You may take a soak in the communal bath which is very spacious, as this hot spring came about from the source of the current during the creation of the hotel. You may also find an open-air rock bath, where you may relax in the hot water while taking in the sea breeze.
Roppokan (Harazuru Onsen)
Harazuru Onsen can be found in the southern city of Asakura. The water here is composed of weak alkaline and sulfur and is therefore famous for its skin-beautifying water that gets rid of old skin cells.
The lodging facility recommended within this hot spring village is Roppokan. Here you may find many types of communal baths such as the garden view open-air bath. You may also enjoy a soak alone if you reserve a room with an individual bath. The staff here speak English.
Hotel Hanageshiki (Chikugogawa Onsen)
Chikugogawa Onsen can be found near the Chikugo River in northern Kyushu. This is a simple hot spring (radioactive, radium) and has healing effects on rheumatism and neuralgia.
The original hot spring at Hotel Hanageshiki is recommended. This hot spring is known for its skin-beautifying water which makes your skin smooth, thanks to the high-alkali containing natural radon. What is special about this place is that the shower also makes use of hot spring water which comes out at a whopping 14 tons' worth per hour. A lot can be found at the other annex called "rainbow bath," where kids may enjoy the large communal bath that comes with a slide. The staff here also speak English.
Yaoji Hakata Hotel (Hakata Onsen)
Hakata Onsen in the city center of Fukuoka flows from the Naka River. This hot spring makes use of calcium and sodium and has healing effects on arthritis and other skin disease.
This business hotel is a 5 minutes walk from Hakata Station Genkan Exit. What is charming about it is that it is situated at a location with easy access to sightseeing spots and you may also enjoy the hot springs with rich effects. The relaxing large communal bath that comes with a sauna will surely heal you of your trip's fatigue.
Besides the ones included in the list, Fukuoka has many other hot springs to offer. Please enjoy a bath when you visit!
*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.
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