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Tamatsukuri Onsen, Shimane

Tamatsukuri Onsen is one of the oldest onsen in all of Japan, dating back to 733 AD, when apparently the Shinto Gods themselves bathed in these onsen waters.

Yunotsu Hot Spring

Yunotsu Hot Spring is small port town with historic bathhouses, fine inns, classy cafes, and World Heritage Site status in Shimane, Japan.


Yunotsu, a noted hot spring resort, is a World Heritage Site along with the nearby Iwami Silver Mine. Yakushi-yu is its most famous bathhouse.

Oki Islands Geopark

There are currently 25 Japanese geoparks, and five of these are listed as Global Geoparks. The Oki Islands achieved global geopark status in 2013.