In Awara Onsen (芦原温泉、あわら温泉) there are 74 hot springs and about 30 hotels. In 2018 about 800,000 people stayed there. The town has a 140-year history, and the Showa emperor (1901–1989) stayed there several times.
In my opinion, Awara Onsen has three good points:
- Each hotel in the town has unique hot springs.
- A lot of the hotels have beautiful gardens.
- You can get meals made with seasonal ingredients.
All of the hot springs are unique, so the water quality, composition, and physical effects are different among all of them.