10 TSUMAGOI-KAZAWA

2015.11.1

Onsen Mecca Gunma: The moving history of Kazawa Onsen

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There are various sagas revolving around the exploration of Kazawa Onsen. One story tells us that it was used since ancient times by hunters to cure their wounds when attacked by deer during their hunt. Others say, when the deity Yakushinyorai appeared in thick, white fog at the place, hot waters emerged from underneath and continue to do so to this day. The spring became well known, when the son of emperor Seiwa cured his ill eyes with the help of the spring water. It is said that it took him only days to cure his illness thanks to the powers of the onsen. At present, the springs Takinoyu, Chiyonoyu, Kumoinoyu, Ryugunoyu are emerging all out of the Kazawa hot spring system. The onsen in Kyukamura Kazawa-Kogen emerges out of the Kumoinoyu original spring, so it was given the same name: “Kumoinoyu”.
Day use: 12 noon to 6pm (Saturdays and peak season: until 3pm)
Hot spring type: magnesium sodium hydrogen carbonate

Kyukamura Kazawa-Kogen:
https://www.qkamura.or.jp/en/kazawa/

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温泉大国群馬 鹿沢温泉の歴史を知る

鹿沢温泉開湯の伝説は、猟師に傷つけられた鹿が温泉で傷を癒していたから
という説や、もうもうと立ち込める白煙の中に一体の薬師如来が現れ、その下から熱湯が湧き出したという説など諸説あります。薬師如来は、鹿沢温泉を「諸病を治す名湯たり」と言い、清和天皇の皇子が目を怪我した時に加沢の名湯に昼夜浸かったところ、たちまち治癒したと伝えられています。当時、温泉の共同湯は親王にちなみ王湯と称するとか。他にも滝ノ湯、千代ノ湯、雲井乃湯、竜宮ノ湯があり、当館は「雲井乃湯」の源泉をそのまま引いていることから、同じく「雲井の湯」と名付けました。昭和43年には国民保養温泉地にも指定されています。
日帰り入浴:12:00~18:00(土曜・繁忙日は15:00まで)
泉質:マグネシウム・ナトリウム炭酸水素塩泉