Praised as “the most famous spring on earth” over 400 years ago by the second Satsuma feudal lord, Mitsuhisa Shimazu, Ichihino Hot Springs is known as the spring of beauty. This event will be the 3rd ONSEN・Gastronomy Walking in Satsumanokuni・Ichihino Hot Spring. As the water from Ichihino Hot Springs is also safe for drinking and will be used in all of this year’s dishes, the theme is hot-spring-water cooking! The natural mineral water is also a perfect mixer for Shochu (a local distilled liquor). A Shochu distillery and Mt. Maru, the guardian deity of Ichihino Hot Springs, have been added to the course creating an enjoyable walk filled with the history, romance, cuisine, and waters of Ichihino Hot Springs.