The original Takeo Onsen has a 1300-year history and is said to have refreshed the armies of Toyotomi Hideyoshi. Its impressive lacquered Chinese-style entrance gate was built without nails, and the oldest existing bathing building (Moto-yu) is a wooden hall from 1870. It’s a 15-minute walk west of the Takeo Station’s north exit.

The complex even has rotemburo (outdoor baths) and kashikiri (private reservable baths for families or couples), making it a good spot for people uncomfortable bathing nude among others.