Monday, January 31, 2011

Hot Springs

During my last weekend in Atsugi, I took a trip to Japanese hot springs.  A long standing tradition here, people go to these spa resorts and sit in a variety of hot tubs, all day!  It actually is pretty wonderful.  So the MWR on the base had a trip scheduled for this past Saturday, and I spent the entire day at the Hakone Kowakien Yunessun hot spring.

So during the day I sat in many many hot springs including: a red wine one (my favorite - it was aromatic and the perfect temperature), hot coals, sake, green tea, coffee, traditional barrel, roman style, and chocolate.  Also another tradition here is to sit around a pool of warm water and just dip your feet into the pool.  Because the pool is filled with little fishes, and the fish bite the dry skin off your feet...weird!!!  But since I was here, and it is a traditional sort of thing....I did it!  It was super weird!!

So here is the link to the website so you can check it out.  Since I did not take any pictures: Christine is already clumsy and water just didn't seem like a good combination.. :-)

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