西郷どんの愛犬前で記念撮影

Unagi Onsen Walking Tour & Hot-Spring Cooking in Kagoshima

西郷どんの愛犬前で記念撮影

Overview

Walk through the secluded Unagi Onsen, a hot-spring town where the samurai Saigo Takamori spend some time at to unwind and recover. See the pristine Lake Unagi, and try cooking the natural way with a 'sume,' an oven that uses steam from hot springs!

Highlights

  • Stroll around a hot-spring town where Saigo Takamori, one of Japan's most influential samurai warriors, once stayed
  • Cook seasonal local produce and an egg in a 'sume,' an oven that uses steam generated from hot springs
  • Take in the old-school atmosphere of Unagi Onsen and the pristine beauty of Lake Unagi
  • Learn how to say some words in the Kagoshima dialect

Key Information

Important Information

• This tour is only available in Japanese; multilingual guidance and assistance are not included • This tour will push through in the event of light rain, but it may be canceled due to inclement weather or other conditions. In this case, we will contact you beforehand to refund or reschedule • Infants aged 0–5 may join this tour for free • COVID-19 prevention measures are in place, including regular disinfection and temperature checks

Description

This tour is available all year round, except from December 28 to January 3. It lasts for approximately an hour, with start times every 30 minutes from 08:30 to 16:30. It roughly follows this sample itinerary: 08:30 — Meet at the parking lot of Unagi Onsen 08:35 — See Lake Unagi 08:45 — Visit locations in Unagi Onsen with a connection to the historically significant samurai, Saigo Takamori, who spent some time at Unagi Onsen for relaxation and recovery 09:00 — Steam an egg and seasonal local produce in a sume oven 09:25 — Walk back to the parking lot of Unagi Onsen 09:30 — Return to the parking lot of Unagi Onsen; tour ends

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