Shima Onsen is a quiet, remote resort that is home to the ryokan (traditional Japanese inn) that is rumored to have served as inspiration for"Spirited Away," the cult animation by Studio Ghibli. The town evokes a feeling of old Japan. The mineral-rich onsen water in Shima is purported to be beneficial for your health. The Shima Seiryu no Yu is a public bath in Shima Onsen, known for its picturesque open-air bath overlooking Shima River. Nearby, kayak the bright blue water of Lake Shima and explore the Shima River’s waterfalls, set against a mountainous backdrop.