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Jul 11, 2010 - Kinosakionsen, Japan

I choose to go to the town of Kinosakionsen for my ultimate onsen ryokan experience. Onsen is the Japanese word for hot spring and, with more than 3000 onsen to choose from, it is easy to see why they say that Japan is like Iceland on steroids - Japan is just overflowing with hot water! Kinosakionsen is the quintessential onsen town and has seven public baths on offer, plus the many private onsen in the ryokans (inns). I arrive at the station and am greeted by two ladies who direct incoming visitors to the buses on offer to take them to...

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