Yubara Onsen, which is introduced in "ZAKIHAN", is located in Maniwa City, Okayama Prefecture. 
It is blessed with beautiful natural surroundings, and the wild “Hanzaki” are born here. In Summer the “Hanzaki Festival” is celebrated, and the outdoor hot springs such as the “Sunayu”, which both men and women enjoy, and many sightseeing locations pertaining to the “Town of True Love” may be found. Please visit Yubara Onsen with your own loved ones.

Sunayu

Sunayu

Zakihan's favorite hot springs. This out door hot spring opens 24hours and without fee.There are 3 places call "longevity””be blessed with a child””Beauty”. The “Sunayu”, which both men and women enjoy with swim wear.

The ranking of hotspring in Japan.

The ranking of hotspring in Japan.

This is the ranking of hot springs in Japan by auhour,Fuyuto Noguchi."Sunayu" was chosen Yokozuna(No.1 )hot springs All west of Japan. effect of Sunayu: Neuralgia, muscular pain, arthralgia, stiff and painful shoulder of fifty years of age, bruise, chronic digestive organ disease, poor circulation, relieving fatigue

Yorisoi Bashi (Snuggle bridge)

Yorisoi Bashi (Snuggle bridge)

Zakihan found crying Yubaran at this bridge in the book. This bridge is famous of good camera location.

Matchmaking tree in Sawara Shrine

Matchmaking tree in Sawara Shrine

A fir tree and a Japanese cedar are growing together in the same place at Sawara Shrine. They looks like a couple.

The Great Sugi in Sawara Shrine

The Great Sugi in Sawara Shrine

This is the great Sugi(ceder) in Sawara Shrine, Yashiro where is near Yubara Onsen.

Reconciled by Yakushido

Reconciled by Yakushido

Yakushido is a shrine which is central of Yubara Onsen. it's back something lost before. If you want to be reconciled with ex-partner,please visit here.

Hanzaki Daimyojin

Hanzaki Daimyojin

Zakihan and Yubaran get married at this shrine. The real reason of build shrine for protecting the spirit of a "huge" giant salamander.

Hanzaki Center

Hanzaki Center

You can watch many cute giant salamanders in this place. There is reconstruction of the skeleton of a giant salamander too.You can buy Hanzaki Omikuji( fortune) in this center and pray in next door ,Hanzaki Daimyojin.

Hanzaki(a ginat salamander)

Hanzaki(a ginat salamander)

In west Japan, the Giant Salamander is also called the “Hanzaki” (Half-Split). This has come to be its name because it has the incredible strength to survive even if it is split into two. the symbol of "True love". You can watch Japanese giant salamanders, a special natural treasure, live there. with a guide who Ministry of the Environment

Hanzaki festival

Hanzaki festival

This festival is in 8/August every year. There are big Neputa,Dashi (float),stalls, stage events and fire works.

"Taro" of Hanzaki Dashi(float)

"Taro" of Hanzaki Dashi(float)

This is Taro (male) Dashi(float) for Hanzaki festival.

"Hanako" of Hanzaki Dashi(float)

"Hanako" of Hanzaki Dashi(float)

This is Hanako (female) Dashi(float) for Hanzaki festival.

Akiko Yozano and children

Akiko Yozano and children

Akiko Yosano(1878 –1942) was a Japanese author, poet, pioneering feminist, pacifist, and social reformer.she came Yubara with her hasband Tekkan. they have 12 children because of Sunayu”be blessed with a child”?

Hanzaki souvenir

Hanzaki souvenir

There are many souvenir of Hanzaki at hotel and shops in Yubara such as Hanzaki cookie and chokolate.

This is a shooting gallerie in Yubara Onsen town. there are some old atmosphere shops. like Ramen noodle shops and bars.

Memory-making & Manufacturing

Memory-making & Manufacturing

You can enjoy painting a top,glass craft,carpentry,the ceramic art, cooking Soba noodles....etc.

Fishing at Rainbow trout farm

Fishing at Rainbow trout farm

You can fishing is a place near Sunayu. time:9:00-17:00 (9/20~the first of 11)

Fire flies & Kajika flog

Fire flies & Kajika flog

You can watch many fire flies and Kajika flog in summer. Kajika flog is one of special species in Japan. it is so romantic sounds by Kajika flog in nighttime. And also there is very famous fire flies spot, Hokubo where is the same Maniwa-city of Yubara. You can see the best fire fries location in June all of Japan.

Maga,Shimo-Yunbara,Taru

Maga,Shimo-Yunbara,Taru

There are other type of hot springs near Yubara Onsen aria. ●Maga Onsen: You can take a deep bath (1m) with your partner.(Depth of true love) ●Shimoyubara Onsen: hot springs for a pet.(true love of a pet) ●Taru(barrel) Onsen: Long time ago this hot springs carried for fixing injured Samurai by swords(a merciful love)

Triathlon for men and women

Triathlon for men and women

Every year, there is Triathlon in Yubara Onsen. one day it will make No.1 couple !?

Hiruzen Farm

Hiruzen Farm

This farm next of Yubara Onsen.good there are many couples doing winery barbecue and cycling.

Histric town Katsuyama

Histric town Katsuyama

Katsuyama is near Yubara Onsen. Katsuyama is historic town which is keep historic town since 1985 by gaverment you can go time trip of old Japan.

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"Taro" of Hanzaki Dashi(float)

This is Taro (male) Dashi(float) for Hanzaki festival.