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Experience Man'yo, refresh in a famed onsen protected by spirits of the water

Western Area 5h

This course is focused on experiencing a historical onsen in Yugawara. It's said that over 8 million gods and spirits live in Japan, and an onsen spirit is enshrined at Kumano Shrine. After warming in the protected onsen known as 'Doppon No Yu', you can enjoy crafting your own traditional Japanese sweets.

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Kumano Shrine, Manyo Park

Kumano Shrine enshrines a god of hot water, and hot water runs down the purification trough. There are 'Yukake-matsuri' on the fourth Saturday of May, and regularly held festival takes place at the same weekends. At the Manyo Park located at the center of spa town, there are so many Manyo plants (plants cited in the Manyoshu). There are also Manyo-tei modelled after ancient architecture of Many...

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Doppo No Yu

Relax your heart and body at nine different foot spas that use natural hot springs! The park interior is designed based off the Japanese archipelago incorporating geographical Feng Shui, and it provides nine different types of hot springs with various uses. The second floor rest house offers foot sole massages by Yugawara acupuncture masseurs.

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Mirakuan of Yugawara, famous for mandarin orange Monaka, conducts Japanese confectionery making experiences. You can take home your confectionery as souvenirs, or eat them there.

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