Nov. 11, '11

鶴寿泉 (Kakujusen)

Address: 別府市明礬3組
Open: 7:00 till 20:00
Price: free

After Onsen Hoyōland we had Oita's speciality food for lunch, checked out the straw huts where onsen powder is produced and had onsen pudding for dessert. Our last destination of the day was Kakujusen — a free onsen in the heart of Myōban.

Oita's speciality food — Dangojiru

Oita's speciality food — Toriten

Yu no Hana Goya — straw huts where onsen powder is produced.

Onsen pudding

Kakujusen is free, but there is a donation box at the entrance. We donated 100 yen each. As it's a "free" onsen, it doesn't have much. The water is really hot. I only stayed in for a few minutes.


The bath

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December 9, 2011

Hiroki Matsuuchi says:

Wow! This is my first time hearing of a free onsen.

Also, what exactly is onsen powder? Is the something that goes in the bath to enrich the healing properties of the water?


December 9, 2011

Frank says:

There are also free Onsens in Nozama Onsen in Nagano. I believe there are 10 or 11 free ones which you can tour and use.


December 10, 2011

Mischa says:

@Hiroki - onsen powder is like bath salt. I am not sure how it is made, but it contains the minerals etc. that are also in the hot spring water.

@Frank - thanks for your comment. Sounds like I have to put Nozama Onsen on my list of places to visit.

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