The onsen jewel of Japan has to be the Sennin-buro. This giant rotenburo (outdoor bath), created by damming the Oto River, measures about 120m (length) by 40m (width). It was washed away by a flood... more »
A natural bathtub made from the river dammed, bathing is wearing a swimsuit. There is a parking lot located about 300 metres away, and there are changing rooms. From the bottom of the river, there are many hot springs and warm water, and some of them are in some places. Note that the riverbed is very hot depending on the location. The hot water of the public bath nearby, but I felt that there is not much features in a colorless and transparent, but here is a pretty wide river bathtub, smell like metal smells a little, feeling good hot springs, and it feels great, and free, wonderful.
As of January 2019, it is not possible to enter the parking lot from upstream for the construction. It is a large bath of limited only in winter. It was a cold day below 10 °c, which was likely to snow, too. Because I hated bathing suit in a hot spring, I bought a bath towel at a nearby cornan and wrapped it in a waist and took a bath. The swimsuit, the person who rolled the towel and the bath towel, were each. It seems to be ng naked. The dressing room was honest too far, and most of the people were dressed in the shadows of the springs around. The water temperature is about 40 degrees Celsius and the bottom is cold. It is recommended that it be entered by a moderate resolution because the body does not warm to the Hokahoka although it is possible to enter for a long time. It is convenient if there is a thing availability the water such as the pail and the pet bottle because the foot is stained with sand when changing clothes on the way back.
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