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One-Day Trip to Kusatsu Onsen

11 2月

"Yu-batake" cool down its hot walter
Yu-batake (湯畑)
Kusatsu free hot spring "Shirahata-no-yu"
Onsen-tamago (Soft boiled eggs with special source)
Onsen Tamagoes are here
Grilled beef tongue and chicken with green onion
Favorite Yogult (Drink type)

Hi folks,

I've been to Kusatsu onsen place in the beginning of this year. It was just a one-day trip from the Tokyo area. It sounds a bit hard but it was ok. I drove my car to Kusatsu. Unfortunately, we were involved in a bad jam on the way. There were four accidents on several parts of the highway. It was a really bad jam. It took us more than 6 hours to reach Kusatsu. (usually, it takes 3 to 4 hours). We dropped by and took a rest in each parking area while we were involved in the big traffic jam. After all, it was already afternoon when we arrived in the Kusatsu onsen area. I found a parking space near the entrance of Kusatsu onsen, called "Yu-batake". Yu-batake means "field of hot water"; this is actually the origin of a hotspring. You can see plenty of hot water coming out from underground. It has a lot of sulphur. This is a special feature of the Kusatsu hot spring. As I mentioned before on the Beppu Hotspring issue, it is like the Myoban onsen. This is a very common and famous place to enjoy a sulphur-based hot spring. You can enjoy it at some places for free! Today,

 
 

Trip to Kyushu Island (Hotspring and so on…)

16 1月
Special Udon at Hot spring
at Yanagawa, Kyushu Island, Japan
Steamed Pudding by steam of hotspring
Myoban Hotspring, Beppu, Kyusu Island, Japan
Myoban Hotspring, Beppu, Kyushu Island, Japan
Sinter of Sulphur

 

I had a trip to Kyushu Island in the begging of this year. Our purpose was to take some kinds of hot spring in Beppu area and also visit some historical special places.

Of course, eating special meal at these special points where you visit is also necessary.

There are some pictures of foods and materials in Beppu hot spring. A picture on the top of right set is a special udon at hot spring. For some more information, you can click these pictures. A picture in center of the right set is the special Bowl of eel and rice. What is special? It comes from the way to make it. It was steamed by Seiro (a basket used for steaming food). And a final picture of the right set is yes, you know, it is pudding. But this is also special. It is also steamed. But this time, it is steamed by steam of hot spring! Can you imagine?

A top picture on your left is a private (family) cottage at Myoban onsen, Yu-no-sato. You can enjoy hot walter from its resource directory with your friends or family.
The second picture of the left set is another type of cottage for making sinter of sulphur so-called "Yu-no-hana" in Japanese. This means flowers of hot spring. And what do you think the final picture on your left is? This is the origin of sinter of the sulphur. Hot gas comes from the hole and it makes such a wonderful shape.

If you really want to enjoy real onsen (hot spring) in Japan, I strongly recommend you to visit Bepppu in Kyushu Island. Because Beppu is such a nice hot spring that you can enjoy many different types of hot spring at once.