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... instance, as are the kimonos to be worn upon entry. The reward for users, however, are numerous. After a day of touring, it just felt so good to be soaking in the buff in a pool of hot mineral water with a bunch of equally nude men. Perhaps I should rephrase that.
Each night, Bonnie went to the ladies' onsen, I to the gents. An hour later, we met at the massage chairs (did I mention that they ...
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After breakfast we headed to the Open Air Museum. There were some very interesting sculptures, an area dedicated to Picasso and the biggest koi I've ever seen.
We then went back to Gora via cable care and ropeways. Luckily the weather was clear as we got ...
... car to Gora.
Caught the Tozan railway to Tonosawa.
Walked to our accommodation.
The place we are staying at is a traditional inn and was founded in 1630.
We have to wear slippers and have a yukata to wear.
But the best thing it is that we have a private onsen (hot spring bath).
Japanese rules are that you must be naked in the onsen ...
... he was away. We went to the karaoke club but didn't sing. They really wanted us to - we were the only anglophones there. Then we went to the public baths (separated by gender) and agreed to check them out and come back out with a thumbs up or down, indicating whether they were empty and we were happy to have a soak. The mens baths were empty but the female baths had about ten women in them, so I wimped out. Instead, we soaked in ...
... decided to go for a morning jog. Running along paved paths from my hotel, I cut a winding trail through bamboo forests and cedar trees to emerge by the side of a large mountain lake, glittering in the morning sun.
Continuing on through the day, I made a tour of some of the more popular destinations nearby, including one of the largest botanical gardens in japan, a glass museum (featuring Chihuly!) and even ...