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Trip to BEPPU KANNAWA (別府鉄輪) & YUFUIN (湯布院), west mecca for TOUJI (湯治 / hot spring cure)

TOUJI (湯治) is a Japanese traditional culture to cure mental & physical diseases and injuries. It is a globally recognized Japanese historical and traditional medical…

Continue Reading... Trip to BEPPU KANNAWA (別府鉄輪) & YUFUIN (湯布院), west mecca for TOUJI (湯治 / hot spring cure)
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My nomad-style TOUJI trip to KYUSHU – DAY 6

高千穂 (TAKACHIHO), a place where Shinto gods descended.   6th day of my 湯治 (TOUJI) trip. Finally I reached 高千穂 (TAKACHIHO), a place where has…

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Old but new. Tradition meets modern – 山代温泉 (YAMASHIRO ONSEN)

加賀 (KAGA) region in ISHIKAWA Prefecture is well known as a historical place where 前田利家 (TOSHIIE MAEDA), a famous SAMURAI governed. Even at the present…

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Encounter with warmth of people at this cold snowy place – 遠刈田温泉 (TOGATTA ONSEN)

Before going to 峩々温泉 (GAGA ONSEN)   7th day of my TOUJI trip in northeast Japan. I was at 遠刈田温泉 (TOGATTA ONSEN) waiting for the…

Continue Reading... Encounter with warmth of people at this cold snowy place – 遠刈田温泉 (TOGATTA ONSEN)