Owani Ikarigaseki Onsenkyo Prefectural Natural Park
Owani Onsen boasts of some 800 years of history. Every spring, Chausuyama Park, which overlooks the village, is carpeted with over 10,000 almost blindingly bright azaleas. Meanwhile, Mikasayama Park in Ikarigaseki Onsen is famous for its hydrangea and autumn leaves, offering magnificent views of the onsen village and surrounding mountains. The entire park is enveloped in natural cedar trees, and the famous gigantic rock known as the “stone tower” lies deep in the mountains, standing alongside towering cedar trees.