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Yufuin and Beppu

06/11/2010

Yufuin and Beppu

Today, a very short post with only a couple pictures from Yufuin and Beppu, which I got the opportunity to visit again in early january, after my trip to Shikoku...

Category: Onsen

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In the valley of Iya

04/01/2010

In the valley of Iya

After my brief stop in Okayama, I followed my road until Iya valley, on Shikoku, spending two nights at a mountain hotel. I voluntarily chose a remote and little frequented area in order to recharge my batteries, far from the hordes of tourists...

Category: Onsen

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Kurokawa onsen - Yu no hira

05/24/2009

Kurokawa onsen - Yu no hira

I don't have much time to write today, therefore I will just introduce two small onsen towns located in north Kyushu. Both have an authentic atmosphere, are a little isolated and uneasy to reach...Welcome to Kurokawa onsen and Yu no hira...

Category: Onsen

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Taki no yu

05/17/2009

Taki no yu

A few weeks ago, I went to Taki no yu with my girlfriend, in Nagano prefecture, for a three day weekend. I chose Nagano for its proximity as well as its reputation for having lots of great onsen, and our plan was just to escape the city and relax...

Category: Onsen

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Okinawa 3 - Iriomote

01/04/2009

Okinawa 3 - Iriomote

Back to Okinawa, this time on Iriomote island at the extreme south. Here, the atmosphere is completely different. Contrary to the other islands, the highlight is not the sea, even though there are a couple beautiful beaches, but the jungle that covers 90% of the surface of the island...

Category: Onsen

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Hokkaido 7 - Shikotsu

08/10/2008

Hokkaido 7 - Shikotsu

The sun finally came back out after several days of cloudy weather, right on time for my plans. I had indeed decided to do my third and last hike of that trip, right next to Shikotsu lake...

Category: Onsen

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