|Saturday, Sept. 16
Evening of onsens
This one had sparkling clear water without the smell of sulphur.
| After dark we went to one onsen after another.
One had the women's bath upstairs from the men's, and there was much giggling
whenever someone tried to peek over the shrubbery to see the men below.
Next was the mud bath, which was co-ed. It rained off and on;
the bath had a thatched roof over most of it. The water was cloudy with
Then we walked down the road toward the Yamaguchi Hotel and
its beautiful, open-air co-ed onsen, Tarutama, with a big
|natural waterfall in a spotlight.
Tarutama onsen (Yamaguchi Hotel brochure photo)
As we were leaving around 10 p.m., we heard flute music getting
closer and closer. It was a ramen truck! Noodles, anyone?
Here's a picture of the waterfall, taken the next morning from