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02/28/2011 [Mon]

Kawazu-zakura Cherry Blossom Festival − 2 [Kawazu]

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So I kept walking and crossed a bridge to reach the next Ashiyu spot. Free of charge, of course. Coming up all the way here, maybe you will have room for yourself to bathe your feet in, I guess.

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I didn’t take a short break there because my next destination was just around the corner. I proceeded off the main walkway to the narrow ally. It was not difficult for me to find what I was looking for because the steam was up high telling where it was.

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Now, I reached the park, “Mine Onsen Daifunto Park” that literally means “Hot spring Fountain Park”. It gives off steam all the time and squirts hot-spring fast and furious at the scheduled time: 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30 and 15:30.

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It was very lucky for me that I got there at 12:30 on the dot ! Remember I could not take a rest at the second Ashiyu spot for too many people ? If I had taken even a flash of break, I would have had to wait until 13:30 because the waterjet shall last only for 1 minute.
Now, this hot-spring spout was born by the abrupt eruption of the ground, like a volcano, in 1926. It is said that the onsen then blew up as high as 50 meters ! And since then, for more than 80 years, the hot spring of 100℃ is blowing out as high as 30 meters periodically. Be aware that you may get wet by its splashing mist when the wind blows against you, as I exactly did.^^;

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After the vicious steam calmed down, I moved close to the stage. Then I found an interesting thing. It was eggs in the hot-spring. I talked to a man there and found out that we could buy 2 boiled eggs for ¥100 or 2 raw eggs with a bamboo basket to cook them by yourself. Funny. Though I wanted to cook it by myself, time did not allow me to. 12 minutes, actually. So I bought the boiled ones. It was smoking hot but so nice !^^

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By the way, this Daifunto Park has a character named “Funto-kun”. It’s so cute ! Some visitors took pictures together with Funto-kun. See ? Adorable, isn’t he ?^^

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In this park, there are another ashiyu spot. I needed to heal my overworked feet. 10 minute break again.^^ After my feet recovered enough, I started to walk again, looking around a souvenir shop, to find this English paper. I attach it in PDF so that you can refer to it in visiting Kawazu.

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Kawazu (1473KB)

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English Map (1643KB)


Next time, I’ll introduce Kawazu Sakura Matsuri − 3

Bye for now !

Mine Onsen Daifunto Park
Access from Izukyu Kawazu Sta.: 30 - 40 minutes on foot
Admission : Free
Open Hours : 9:00 – 16:00
Closed every Tuesday and Friday for maintenance

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Posted by Satoshi Nihonyanagi at 14:51

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