Founded about 800 years ago during the Kamakura era, legends say that Princess Hagi had been afflicted by an incurable and fatal disease before emerging healed from the Bandai Atami Onsen. Ever since, it was believed that Bandai Atami not only had restorative waters, but also made women more beautiful. The smooth and steamy waters are both colorless and odorless. Now a famous hot spring resort, the mountainous Fukushima welcomes travelers in the Bandai Atami hot springs with “Omotenashi,” the Japanese spirit of hospitality. The Bandai Atami hot spring resort is available to those staying overnight in one of the many properties as well as guests who visit for a day trip.