Visitors can relax at the Kirishima Osen area that is referred to the locals as one of the top quality hot springs in Japan. Dozens of different hot springs come to form Kirishima Osen with a wide spread area of hot spring hotels and traditional ryokans. The sulfuric waters with a view over Kagoshima Bay and Sakurajima has a therapeutic effect on the skin from skin allergies, neck and joint pains to beauty enjoyed by travelers from around the world. Many of the ryokans and hotels offer their hot spring facilities to non-staying visitors during the day at an affordable price of usually less than 1000 yen. The mud baths at Sakura Sakura Osen is popular among ladies in search of beauty. Mud can be used to make a face mask and applied even to hair, leaving a smoother and brighter body after the experience. The springs at the Ryokojin Sanso are provided with an incredible view of the surrounding nature and sauna facilities. Finally be sure to enjoy the traditional kaiseki cuisine known worldwide as eatable art in Japan at the ryokans of the area. Specialty hot pot cuisines infused with local vegetables with kurobuta is also a local favorite unique in Kagoshima Prefecture.