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Tamatsukuri Hot Springs

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Shimane Prefecture is home to over 60 hot springs, with varying types of mineral compositions.
Tamatsukuri Onsen is said to be the oldest hot spring in all of Japan, with mention of it dating back to written works from 1,300 years ago.
This spring is known for its skin beautifying effects because it effectively moisturizes the skin and helps the skin retain this moisture. A study by a cosmetics company found that a large number of women living in Shimane Prefecture have beautiful skin. Shimane’s abundance of great hot springs are believed to be one of the reasons.

More Information about Tamatsukuri Hot Springs

Street address

Tamatsukuri, Tamayu-cho, Matsue City, Shimane Prefecture

Access

  • Around 5 minutes by taxi or bus from JR Tamatsukuri Onsen Station. Around 30 minutes by foot.

Opening Hours

Varies by hotel

Closed

Varies by hotel

Website

http://www.kankou-shimane.com/en/?p=6389

Best season

All year

Point

Hotel Chorakuen has the largest open-air mixed bathing hot spring in Japan at 397 sq m. Although it is a mixed bath, have no fear as everyone covers up with bathing towels.

In spring, see the beautiful cherry blossoms along the river that runs through this hot spring town. In summer, take part in the local summer festival. In winter, taste delicious snow crab.

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