One of Japan’s three finest hot springs known to promote beautiful skin
Kitsuregawa is a historic castle town and prospered as a post station on the Edo road. The Onsen is located along the rivers running through the town. The light-brown， salty， slightly alkaline water is one of the best in quality containing the three key elements of hot spring water: sulphur， salt and iron. Accessible in about 30 minutes from Utsunomiya， the prefectural capital， this is a popular Onsen for a day visit. You can also stop by the nation’s first roadside station with Onsen facilities inside.
|Kitsuregawa， Sakura-city， Tochigi
Utsunomiya, the most populous city in Tochigi, is about an hour from Tokyo by Shinkansen, and serves as a major transportation hub for the different regions of the prefecture. In addition to being known for its famous Gyoza (pan-fried dumplings), Utsunomiya is called the “city of jazz and cocktails”, as there are numerous venues for hearing live jazz music, and the bartenders are quite skilled, so there are plenty of options for enjoyable nightlife.