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Aka-mura

at a glance

Home to 1400 people, Aka village has many pottery sites to visit

A large onsen in the village offers open-air rock pools (men on odd days, women on even) and a Japanese cypress bath (around ¥600 per person)

getting there

By train, from Nogata or Tagawa-ita Station, change to the Heisei-Chikuho Railroad Line. From JR Shin-Iizuka Station, transfer to the Tagawa-gotoji line and get off at Aka-mura Station.

Points of interest

Genji-no-Mori Onsen is hidden in the mountains of Aka-mura. You can visit the onsen and go for a country walk, watch the fireflies in summer, or visit one of the small temples nearby. Equipped with wooden lodges, it’s also a popular camping ground, especially during the late summer, possessing spacious grounds for those who want to pitch tents. From Tagawa-Ita Station take the Heisei Chikuho train eastbound to Genji-no-mori (seven stops). 5251-3 Aka. 10am-9pm daily, closed twice a year • 0947-62-2851