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談山神社

1.26.2011

How about hot spring, delicious crab in snow holiday ?

Don't you think that soaking in a hot spring in Winter and eating something delicious comfort us if you are a Japanese. So I went to  Misasa- hot spring in Tottori prefecture  in this heavy snow season, of all  things.



monkeies likes a hot spring,too.
 We went there by a tour bus but its passenger were only four people. So I could sit down just behind a driver to see  the scenes better. Our bus run on the Tottori-freeway. I heard they call it Ishiba-Rode. Previous minister Mr.Ishiba comes from Tottori district. Between Kansai and Tottori was linked by this fine road.


After a tunnel, snow country was there
 After that, we run on the route 9 along the Sea of Japan.   The bus driver said that 1000 vehicles were traped by heavy snow at a point on the Route 9 on the New Year holiday  and they could not get out of that for a long time. One of them was his tour bus so he came back to Osaka by going through Hiroshima district. It's an unusually snowing heavy in the district along the Sea of Japan this year.



Hakuto-white rabit-coast line along  the Sea of Japan in winter
This point is famous for the myth "a white rabbit in Inaba"
 The village of Misasa hot spring was covered with white snow in the mountain. It's very calm and there were few people  walking on the icy snow road also there were few shops to have lunch or buy something. Most of shops were closed. Some big hotels and small retro inns for visitor of therapy harmonized with snow soundlessly.  Public hot spring baths, some place to drink hot spa's water or to soak feet beckoned us mildly. Here is a hot spring village with a good old Japanese sight.




Japanese style inn
 


a row of  inns



Misasa bridge and Misasa river in the snow
  According to a handout, this hot spring has a little radiation and is good for our health and some disease. So many visitors for therapy may come. I didn't know about hot spa including radiation. Its  hot water was no taste , scent, color.The Ningyo-Pass is famous for uranium mining is near here so I'm wondering if they link under the ground about radiation.




We can drink this hot spa's water
 When I was walking on the bridge over Misasa-River, I found one woman and two men were bathing or washing their body in a open-air bath in the river among white snow landscape. Steps from the bridge reaches to the open-air bath. What a brave people they are!


an open-air bath under the bridge
Snow disturbed our way so I hopped spas in town enough. Misasa hot  spa was discovered more than eight hundred years ago and it has  continued to spring.

10 件のコメント:

snowwhite さんのコメント...

I understand how inconvenient day-to-day life of people, but I am amazed with this beautiul snow-covered town. Just wonderful!

Do the monkys have their own hot spring or take a hot spring with people together?? It is a paradise if I can have a hot sake while soaking in a hot spring!

This winter many places in Japan have had snowfalls except Nara・・・why why why??

redrose さんのコメント...

Wow!! The monkies in the hot spring look soooo happy! I really would like to go there and have a hot spring with the cute monkies. But I do not need sake.I do not want to be drunk with them.
Yes, radiation is very effective treatment for many diseases,especially cancers. However,exposed to too much radiation is harmful for your body.

haricot さんのコメント...

The city looks calm with too much snow fall for transportatipn to visit...
I suppose you had a relaxed time there.

I sometimes see such scenes on TV as monkeys are taking hot spring bath, and I always wonder why they don't have cold during drying themselves after that.

cosmos さんのコメント...

Hot spring is a blessing from the earth. In Nara, around Yoshino, there are good spas at the foot of the mountain. Have you been to some of them? My husband and I would often stop by one of them so as to ease tired muscles in a hot spring bath on the way home from walking.

stardust さんのコメント...

When you talked about this trip to me, you said it was boring, but all in all you seem to have had enjoyed yourself, taking pictures and collecting materials to post this.

I do love the photo of the cute monkeys and the header image where sunset reflection is making interesting patterns on the water.

sarah さんのコメント...

Thank you for comment, Snowwhite.
People in there may be used to live in there. I will lose interest in such winter. Also I heard from people who transferred to Hokuriku district that they were bored with snow.I got the image of monkeies from a Internet. They take a open-air hot spring in Nagano prefecture and I don't know if people take a spa together.
Come to think of it, Nara escape from snow. Where's snow gone?

sarah さんのコメント...

Thank you for comment,Redrose.
I forgot to write that I got the image of monkeies from internet. But if you want to take a hotspring with monkey, you may be able to go to maybe Jigokudani-onsen. I am wondering how the monkey's expression is artistic.
About radiation, I don't know well.

sarah さんのコメント...

Thank you for comment,Haricot.
The temperature of a hotspring may be high enough. So warmth may last longer than during drying themselves.
For me, I don't like very hot spring bath, Misasa onsen was not so hot but after taking bath, I felt warmth for about an hour .

sarah さんのコメント...

Thank you for comment, Cosmos.
It's comfortable to take a hot spring after walking or climing mountains,isn't it?
I have heard about hot spas in Nara but I've never been there. I'd like to go Dorogawa-onsen that spring from a river.

sarah さんのコメント...

Thank you for comment,Stardust.
Two stay in the snow was long. But I thought boring may lead badmouth of Misasa.
Thank you about new header. It is sunset of Seine river. I took it from a boat.