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Situated in the north of Fukui, Awara Onsen is a historical hot spring area that has been attracting people as a casual refreshing spot since its spring source first welled up in 1883. It has now grown into a popular spot as “an annex to the Kanto area” with almost 40 hot spring facilities. It gathers a lot of tourists along with nearby sightseeing spots like Tojinbo and Eihei-ji. People unwind their tired bodies after travel at the hot spring. It is also selected as one of the 100 famous onsen in Japan. The hot water here is known to be good for beauty and health.
- Onsen, Awara-shi, Fukui
- Contact No.
- From JR Awara Onsen Station, take Keifuku bus bound for Tojinbo. Ride for 13-19 minutes and get off at the bus stop Awara Yunomachi. Get off at Awara Yunomachi station on Echizen Tetsudo Mikuni Arawa line.
- Official Website
- Time Required
- 1 day
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The Onsen Pass (yu-meguri) is available for 1500 yen at the tourist information center, JR Ashihara Onsen station, and so on. The holder of this pass can get entry to three onsen from 15 facilities in Awara Onsen area. It is a must to buy, if you want to fully enjoy Awara Onsen. Please note that the pass is available only for those who stay at one of the hotels during some periods like Golden Week (holidays in end of April & beginning of May) and around the New Year’s holidays.
Five Foot Baths for Free
A foot bath facility opened in 2014, Ashiyu, that offers five different kinds of foot baths in the warmth of wood. The place is bright and warm with sunlight streaming in from the ceiling, while it is lit up to give a fantastic mood after the evening. It is a free facility that people can use casually.
Fujino Genkuro Memorial Hall
Lu Xun is a renowned writer in China. It was Fujino Genkuro who instructed him when Lu Xun was studying in Sendai. Fujino was originally from Awara city. So during his residence, he spent his last years here and “Fujino Genkuro Memorial Hall” is used to display the documents that shows his communication with Lu Xun.
The restaurant district located in the center of Awara Onsen area, Food Stall Village Yukemuri-Yokocho has 10 restaurants including a ramen shop and an izakaya (Japanese pub). Among these restaurants, the most recommended one is Nakanoya that serves delicious horumon-yaki (grilled pieces of offal of pig or cow). Horumon-yaki made of fresh meat and local vegetables goes well with drinks. Furthermore, the prices are quite reasonable. Enjoy tasty horumon-yaki to your heart's content!