Yae-Kokonoe-No-Yu: Exquisite outdoor hot baths that overlook a tiered waterfall in a mountain setting. A little out of the way, but well worth the drive. Separate bathing side for women although they can also use the men's side, if desired. Those who do wear modesty towels. It's fun to sit in the pools as snow falls from above. Directions: 36 Yakeyama, Towadoko-machi City, Aomori Prefecture. Located 25 miles southwest of Misawa near the scenic Oirase Gorge. Part of the Komaki Hotel chain. Admission: 300 yen for adults, 200 yen for elementary school students and 100 yen for preschool children. Must bring towel. Hours: 10 a.m.-9:00 p.m. daily (must enter before 8:30 p.m.). 0176-74-1141.Questions raised by this blurb:
- Is it worth the drive?
- Anyone want to try it?
- What is a MODESTY TOWEL?
- Would it really be modest enough to wear in the men's onsen?
- Are the men wearing modesty towels or are they au natural?
- Wondering if I could get my men folk to do a family onsen with towels. ::snort::
- Why would I WANT to sit in the men's onsen?
If you're clueless about onsens, read this - or go to the top left of this blog, type "onsen" in the search engine and hit the magnifying glass to see any other entry that talks about onsens. LOL Simply put - onsens are the "starting point of pleasure". LOL
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