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Namari Onsen Fujisan Ryokan Hanamaki Reviews
As if anti-aging essence Apr 11, 2012
This hotspring is totally one of my most favorite!
It's located in Hanamaki city, where Kenji Miyazawa, who is a very famous author of Japanese fairytales and children's books were from. And this hotspring place was introduced as "a magical water that heals bears stomachache" in his work, "Nametokoyama no Kuma" ("A bear of Mt. Nametoko").
This hotspring place consists of Ryokan section and Toji section. If you want a full service with good dinner, I'd recommend you to stay at Ryokan section but I was alone and wanted to save some costs so I stayed at Toji section.
At Toji section, you will be provided a small tatami room that was built more than 100 years ago. The room is a bit shabby but it costed me about 3000yen for a private room, and I didn't have any complaint about that.
You have to rent any utilities such as sleeping surface (futon), heating etc upon small amount of payment.
It's because this facility was built for those who would stay longer term in order to have some rehabilitation from the injury or disease and there are some people who bring their own home utilities to stay comfortable.
At Toji section, you could either order dinner/breakfast or cook by yourself. You can use all the kitchenware in the common place for free. Basic items including preserved food is sold at the shop in the facility and you can get some fresh food upon request on the day prior. And it's no problem to bring your own food and drink as well.
The stuff I would recommend most is the quality of hotspring!
The main bathroom called "Shirosaru-no-yu" (Spring of white monkey)was really amazing. The spring comes directly from the floor of hot tub and you can enjoy the fresh spring for 24 hours. This main hotspring is basically men and female mixed but they have "women only hours" 3 times a day. It was a great idea for me as a solo female traveler!
And there was 2 other springs that the guests at Toji section can access. One was "Katsura-no-yu" (Spring of Katsura tree), beautifully furnished outdoor bath, and another was "Kajika-no-yu" (spring of Cottus pollux).
I really fell in love with Kajika-no-yu. The bathroom itself looked a bit shabby so nobody was there, but it was really quiet to chill and the quality of the water was outstanding.
The texture was just like that of expensive collagen anti-aging essense and it gave me great effect on my skin!
There was an old lady who was working for the shop in the facility and she was a grandma of the owner.
She was saying that she was almost 90 but her skin and hair was really beautiful. It was because she was enjoying the spring everyday.
If you really want to enjoy very authentic Japanese natural genuine hotspring, I'd highly recommend this place!
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