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The Sightseeing Video for Kirishima Hot Springs!

This video, titled "霧島温泉 PR動画 【THE MANNER IN KIRISHIMA HOT SPRINGS】," was created by "Kirishima Hot Springs Inn Association" (霧島温泉旅館協会).
The video introduces Kirishima Onsen (hot springs) in Kagoshima Prefecture, in Japan's Kyushu region.

As there are many volcanoes in Kyushu, there are, of course, many famous hot springs resorts.
Oita Prefecture is the most well-known area for hot springs, but in fact, there are also many popular hot springs resorts in the neighboring Kagoshima Prefecture.
These include Kirishima Onsen, Kirishima Jingu Onsen, Anraku Onsen (安楽温泉郷), Myoken Onsen, and Hinatayama Onsen (日当山温泉郷).
In particular, Kirishima Onsen is known as one of Japan's top hot springs resorts.

Kirishima Onsen Is a Very Lovely Place!

In this video, you can enjoy a playful introduction of the proper etiquette for entering the hot springs.
Before entering the hot springs you must rinse your body.
After leaving the hot springs, put on a kimono or yukata.
In the video, "Basic Etiquette 1" from 0:57 shows you how to soak in the hot springs, while "Basic Etiquette 2" from 2:18 shows you how to voice your pleasure for maximum effect.

After thoroughly relaxing in the communal bath or open-air bath, enjoy an exquisite traditional Japanese meal.
If you wish to stay overnight at Kirishima Onsen, be sure to choose a lodging option with high-quality spring water.
There are also hot springs which cater to visitors on day trips.
If you make good use of the day-trip facilities, you can enjoy a casual trip to enjoy bathing and Japanese cuisine.

Must-See Tourist Attractions Around Kirishima Onsen

Image of Mt. Takachiho, Kagoshima Prefecture
Photo:Mt. Takachiho, Kagoshima Prefecture

If you're planning on spending more than a day in the Kirishima Hot Springs area, you should definitely check out nearby sightseeing spots as well.
For example, Kirishima Shrine (霧島神宮, kirishima jingu) and Wake Shrine (和気神社, wake jinja) are the jewels of sightseeing in Kagoshima Prefecture.
In addition, on Mt. Takachiho (高千穂峰, takachiho no mine) and at Maruo Falls (丸尾滝, maruo taki), you can experience the beautiful natural scenery of the area and take some amazing Instagram photos as well.

The Kirishima Open Air Museum (霧島アートの森, kirishima ato no mori) and Shiobitashi Onsen Ryoma Park (塩浸温泉龍馬公園) are two hidden gems in Kirishima.
Blueberry-picking at Kirishima Shinwa no Sato Park (霧島神話の里公園, kirishima shinwa no sato koen) is sure to be a fun experience as well.

Summary of Kirishima Onsen

This video is a tongue-in-cheek production.
The main character is a non-Japanese man experiencing the hot springs, and various other people enjoying themselves in the waters are featured as well.
Kirishima Onsen in Kagoshima Prefecture is exceptional even amongst the many popular hot springs areas of Japan.
It's a perfect sightseeing destination for those looking for some well deserved rest and relaxation.

Why not book an accommodation and head out now? Kirishima Hot Springs is just 30 minutes from Kagoshima Airport by car.
Soaking in the hot springs while gazing out at the beautiful scenery is an experience sure to soothe both your mind and body.

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Last Updated : Feb. 16, 2022
坂崎 なお(Nao Sakazaki)
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