Sunday, February 8, 2015

A Day at the Onsen--Japanese Hot Springs

Michael, Lisa, Mason, Bronwen, and Manon spent the day at a local Onsen--a Japanese spa "theme park". This is the main area where people congregate in their Yukata robes to eat ramen, drink tea, and decide what their next spa adventure will be.

We all wore Yukatas--a Japanese robe--kind of like a casual kimono.  Very comfy.

Ramen and fries--great combo.

We took the journey on the rock river to "massage" our feet. More like torture.  But the water was nice and hot and felt good in the chilly outdoors.

Taking a break from the painful journey to foot Nirvana.

 And of course, we couldn't pass up the Fish Therapy--where the leetle fishies eat all of the dead skin off of your feet.  Tickled like the dickens.

 This is the face you make when those Leetle fishies have their way with your footsies.

 Onsen love.

All dressed up and ready to return to society.  
Refreshed and relaxed.