Thanks to its topographical situation Japan is basically a one big hot spring. And it comes with no surprise that the Japanese people, who are masters in incorporating the harmony of nature in many different forms and shapes to their everyday lives, have an elaborated culture of public baths – onsens.
There are many onsen towns and onsens in towns and cities across Japan. We chose to visit Kinosaki, a home to seven onsens and most famous for people walking around town in yukatas – a Japanese style bathing robes. To make this stay even more zen, we stayed in ryokan – a traditional Japanese inn. Here is the photo story of two days spent there.