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Takarazuka Onsen
Facing the Mukogawa riverside and with views of the Rokko-san mountain range is this hot springs town nestled within the surrounding nature. Takarazuka Onsen's origins go far back; the spring's effects against illness were well-known since having been documented in poems written by Fujiwara no Mitsutsune in 1223 and in Muromachi-era legends such as the Shiobidera Kannon Engi and the Gokuusui no Yurai. The current Takarazuka Onsen began in 1884 when a man named Kosaji Toyozaburo had the idea to turn the water bubbling up at the right edge of the Mukogawa River, at Hatogaoka, into a spring; in 1887 a bath and ryokan were opened. The chloride spring water contains sodium, and boasts effects that sooth neuralgia, rheumatoid arthritis, cooling of the extremities, skin dryness, exhaustion, and many other ailments. Access to the springs is convenient and there are nearby attractions, such as the Takarazuka Revue, making this a beloved spot among those looking for a getaway with plenty to do. Locals and others can even take home the spring water from a supply point.

Address Yumoto-cho & Sakae-machi, Takarazuka
Contact Takarazuka Onsen Ryokan Association  0797-86-2017
hours open
9-33 Yumoto-cho, Takarazuka, near the entrance to the Nature Spa Takarazuka parking lot
9:30-17:00 (unavailable when Nature Spa Takarazuka is closed)
20 liters for \200
West from Takarazuka Station on the Hankyu Takarazuka Line, right on the other side of the Horai-bashi Bridge
*Please direct questions about the spring water supply to the Takarazuka City Tourism Planning Dept. (Tel: 0797-77-2012)
Parking Lot
*Please contact the Ryokan Association or inquire at the individual ryokan
traffic Near Takarazuka Station on the JR and Hankyu Takarazuka Lines (distances vary)

*Please inquire with the hotel