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Tamatsukuri Onsen, Matsue

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Tamatsukuri Onsen (玉造温泉) is an onsen hot spring located in Tamayu, Shimane Prefecture. The closest large city to the onsen is Matsue, which can be accessed by car, bus, or rail. Tamatsukuri is a noted sulfate spring with water temperatures between 50–70 °C (122–158 °F).
Tamatsukuri Onsen is an ancient hot spring, dating back to the 8th century where gods are said to bathe once a year since the creation of Japan according to the myth of Izanagi and Izanami. The onsen is mentioned as early as 733 in an entry in the Izumo Fudoki, an ancient record of the culture and geography of Izumo Province.
The waters of Tamatsukuri are said to aid in the recovery from several ailments such as rheumatism, skin conditions, etc. The mineral content of the water is said to be beneficial to the skin, and is a popular destination with those interested in the area's ancient history, and its beauty benefits.
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  • I only spent an hour in this area, but it was beautiful, with the river running through the area and many old-style buildings. I visited the two free footbaths, which I really enjoyed. This area also....  more »
  • An ancient onsen with mixed hot bath. Separate changing room for men to change to paper shorts n women to paper full dress swimsuit! Hot spring water at source to onsen is 72degreesC! It’s protected.....  more »
  • Quiet little hot spring area with numerous nice ryokans. There are lots to experience during your visit — stores selling local souvenirs, ancient shrines and temples to pray for good luck, and even free foot bath by the river where you can relax after exploring the area.
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