Ureshino onsen, Japan

Ureshino Onsen (嬉野温泉) is a hot spring town in southwestern Saga Prefecture. Its clear onsenwaters are high in sodium bicarbonate and sodium chloride and feel extremely smooth on skin, giving rise to its popularity as a «Bihada no Yu» (lit. beautiful skin waters).

Visitors to Ureshino can try the local waters at the Siebold-No-Yu, a public bath house with gender-segregated pools, named after the 19th century German scientist who enjoyed bathing in the town during his stay in Japan. Furthermore, there are over 30 hotels and ryokan, many of which open their hot spring baths to non-staying guests during the daytime for typically 400 to 1000 yen. Ureshino is also famous for its tea and boiled tofu (yudofu).