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.