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“TOUJI YANAGIYA”, a representative of “modern TOUJI”

The most symbolic scenery in BEPPU or even whole OITA Prefecture is the steam of ONSEN rising in this KANNAWA town. The representative of “modern…

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“KAMENOI BESSO (亀の井別荘)”, a super luxury ONSEN hotel with tradition and innovation

Holiday home exclusively for VIPs has become our holiday home. “KAMENOI BESSO (亀の井別荘)” is one of the most famous and luxury ONSEN RYOKANs in Japan…

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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…

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My nomad-style TOUJI trip to KYUSHU – DAY 7

Going north to 佐賀県 (SAGA Prefecture)   Finally it becomes the last day of my nomad-style 湯治 (TOUJI) trip in 九州 (KYUSHU). I moved north…

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My nomad-style TOUJI trip to KYUSHU – DAY 5 – vol 2

DAY 5: I’ve stayed at 三愛高原ホテル (SAN’AI KOGEN HOTEL).   On the 5th night of my nomad-style TOUJI trip, I’ve stayed at 三愛高原ホテル (SAN’AI KOGEN…

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My nomad-style TOUJI trip to KYUSHU – DAY 5 – vol 1

5th day at 黒川温泉 (KUROKAWA ONSEN)   It’s 5th day of my nomad-style TOUJI trip in 九州 (KYUSHU). I moved from 湯布院 (YUFUIN) to 黒川温泉…

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My nomad-style TOUJI trip to KYUSHU – DAY 4

DAY 4, 湯布院 (YUFUIN)   I’ve moved to 湯布院 (YUFUIN) where has the 2nd largest yield of ONSEN as well as the number of spring…

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My nomad-style TOUJI trip to KYUSHU

I traveled to 九州 (KYUSHU) for 湯治 (TOUJI) during the big holiday in Japan called “Golden Week”.   What is 湯治 (TOUJI)?: Your first experience of…

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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…

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