Pharmacists in Ōita Create Guidebook for Drinkable Spa Water (News)
Ōita, Feb. 1 (Jiji Press)—Pharmacists in Ōita Prefecture have compiled a guidebook introducing local fountains of drinkable spa water in the prefecture richest in Japan in onsen hot springs and spa water output.
The guidebook, created by the Ōita Pharmaceutical Association, is intended to publicize the benefits of drinking onsen water, not only bathing in it.
The culture of drinking onsen water is not popular in Japan. In the southwestern prefecture, meanwhile, hot springs are inseparable part of people's daily lives.
Locals hope that the guidebook will help spread the culture of drinking spa water.
The book selects 30 facilities with fountains of onsen water in the prefecture approved for drinking by authorities.[Copyright The Jiji Press, Ltd.]