Autumn Story In Japan 2013 – Onsen Here I Come (Onsenji Yume-Dono) ^^

IMG_8238The lady at the tourist information centre at Kawaguchiko Station recommended Onsenji Yume-Dono Ryokan to us for onsen. It can be reached by alighting at Ogi bus stop from the Kawaguchiko Retro Bus. 

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Autumn leaves spotted just outside the entrance to Onsenji Yume-Dono.

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The entrance. We cannot wait to soak ourselves in the onsen given the cold weather! I think the charges are 1000 yen? Could not exactly remember. >.<

The male receptionist was kinda good looking. Hehe. We bought the towel from the vending machine and we were ready to soak!

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We were lucky or maybe we were early because the onsen area was totally empty. This is the bathing area. Shampoo and shower all provided.

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This is the outdoor onsen. I really love outdoor onsen because the air is cold on top while the body is hot. 

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This is also outdoor. Each tub is for different health reason.

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This is indoor hot spring.

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We totally love this. The bubbling hot spring felt like massaging on the body. Super relaxing and pressure releasing. ^^

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After soaking and bathing, there are also ionic hair dryers available to blow the hair. In the changing room after soaking. Feeling refresh!

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Us after soaking. Looking radiant?

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There is also a resting area with heater on where we can rest after soaking in the onsen. Free hot green tea along the corridor or buy a drink from the vending machine like me.

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Autumn leaves spotted within the onsen ryokan as well.

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The street outside the onsen ryokan. How beautiful with the blue sky and mountainous background.

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We crossed the street to the bus stop opposite to wait for the next retro bus to our next stop – Shizen Seikatsukan. 🙂

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Taking a selfie while waiting for bus and the wind was so strong! The bus took a long while to come and for a moment, we thought we waited at the wrong place. 

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The retro bus route map. The bus was crowded when it arrived but lucky we still managed to squeeze in. ^^