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 自然・温泉・食

大湯温泉

大湯温泉・イメージ

The Oyu Onsen resort has been blessed with abundant natural hot water since 800 years ago. With the therapeutic effect of its hot springs, it was designated as a health resort of the Nanbu clan that governed this part of Japan in the Edo period (1600-1868).
Ever since Lake Towada was designated as part of a national park, which is closest to the lake, has been attracting many tourists.
The public bath Arase-no-yu is also called Kuma-no-yu (bears' hot spring) as it has a big rock where, as the story goes, bears used to rest when they came to heal their wounds. People have pass down the story stressing that the therapeutic effects work on people as well as on bears.

[Spring Quality]
Sodium - chloride hot spring
[Conditions supposedly helped by bathing]
Cut, burn, chronic skin diseases, physically weak children, chronic gynecological diseases
[Bathing restrictions] None
[Conditions supposedly helped by drinking spring water] Chronic digestive diseases, chronic constipation
[Restrictions for drinking spring water]
Kidney diseases, high blood pressure, other symptoms with swelling
[General conditions supposedly helped by bathing]
Acute diseases (especially with fever), active TB, malignancy,
severe heart diseases, respiratory failure, bleeding associated with kidney failure, severe anemia, other general progressive disorders, and early and advanced pregnancy
[General restrictions for bathing]
Neuralgia, muscle pain, joint pain, frozen shoulders, motor weakness, stiff joints, bruises, sprains, chronic digestive disease, hemorrhoids, sensitivity to cold, recovering conditions, fatigue, general health

大湯温泉の主なイベント

大湯盆踊り

An elegant dance as if depicting a melancholy feeling at the end of the short summer in the north.

大湯温泉夏まつり

(Forth Saturday and Sunday, July) This festival features various events, including Oyu large drum performance, dance and fireworks, which entertain people living in northern part of Japan, where summer is short.

大湯大太鼓まつり

(August 15) More than 50 big drums roar across the town of Oyu vibrating into the clear air.

大湯温泉雪まつり

(February 10 - 11) This festival offers opportunities to participate in games, such as a treasure hunt in the snow, tug of war, and sledding, or you can drink sake in kamakura snow huts while watching the snow, a form of entertainment unique to snowy regions.
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