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Tourist Attractions and Experiences

Amami Onsen

Enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of Gokuraku Onsen at a sukiya-style inn in a verdant mountainous area.

Basic information

Amami Onsen (hot spring), near the Nankai Koya Line Amami Station, is located in a mountainous area close to the border with Wakayama Prefecture. This hot spring was opened in the early Northern and Southern Courts period in the 14th century. Ancient pilgrims to Mt. Koya made a stopover at this hot spring to heal their travel fatigue, calling this spa Gokuraku-buro (paradise bath). The water comes from a simple radioactive spring (25°C), believed to be effective for chronic gallbladder inflammation, gallstone diseases, neuralgia, gastrointestinal disorders and more. Amami Onsen can be enjoyed at the sukiya-style Japanese inn Nanten'en, which is located by the Amamigawa River and boasts a Japanese garden of 3,000 tsubo (1 tsubo = approx. 3.3 m2). The inn's main building is the former annex of Shioyu, which operated in Ohama, Sakai City. This building, relocated from Ohama, was originally designed by Kingo Tatsuno, a renowned architect in the Meiji period, who is known for designing the Central Public Hall on Nakanoshima in Osaka City. This main building of Nanten'en was registered as a national tangible cultural property.

  • Location

    〒 586-0062 158 Amami, Kawachinagano-shi, Osaka
  • Tel

    0721-68-8081 (Nanten-en)
  • Open

    Hours of the hotspring 11:30 - 22:00
    * Note: Refrain from a hot spring bathing to those with tatoo.
  • Directions

    1-minute walk from Amami Station on the Nankai Koya Line
  • URL

    http://www.e-oyu.com/en/
  • Restaurant Available
  • Parking Available

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