- The history of these Hot Springs goes back to the 8th century, when they were frequented by officials and priests from the Dazaifu.
- According to tradition, a leader of a powerful family in this district received a message from the Buddha in a dream which led to the discovery of this spa 1,300 years ago.
- For centuries, the Japanese have enjoyed bathing to recover from their daily fatigue, so naturally visiting hot springs has long been a great pleasure.
- Since its discovery, Futsukaichi Onsen has become a popular resort, now having over 13 inns in the area.
- The Futsukaichi Hot Springs are mentioned in the Manyoshu, the ancient collection of Japanese poetry, and the region abounds in historical ruins and artifacts.
- This hot spring located near the former Dazaifu government office is a perfect place to relax in a peaceful historic atomosphere.
- This hot spring town has always been well known as a place to rest on the way to Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine.
- It is also said Otomo-no-Tabito, a famous poet of the Nara Period(710-784), visited this place.
- Transportation from Fukuoka City is convenient so there are always a lot of visitors to the hot springs.
- A leisurely soak int the hot spring will help you recover from physical and mental fatigue - the Futsukaichi Hot Springs are attributed with a wide range of beneficial effects, such as alleviating muscle pain, arthritis, chronic digestive tract disorders, and hemorrhoids.
Walking five minites from JR Futukaichi station
Take a Nishitetsu bus from Nishitetsu train Futsukaichi Station (Ohmuta Line) and get off at Futsukaichi Onsen bus stop.
Visit is free
Daimaru Besso (51 Buzo Oaza Chikushino, Fukuoka)(Tel 092-924-3939)
Daikanso (141 Tohara Oaza Chikushino, Fukuoka)(Tel 092-922-3236)