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Steam, onsen, & outdoor baths

Steam, onsen, & outdoor baths

So, I love onsens. I don’t understand people who don’t. What is not to love about warm water, wet saunas, dry saunas, and relaxing in a hot tub under the stars. Especially since everyone doesn’t have clothes on or even swimsuits on, everyone is on the same playing field. No need for jealousy of that swimsuit brand or those pair of shoes. The only sound is the sound of the bubbles in the water and the steam in the air,…

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Japan in 10 days (part 3)

Japan in 10 days (part 3)

So after Kyoto, the sushi party, and church on Sunday we were all in the mood for some relaxation and enjoyment. Taye and Taryn enjoyed some well deserved rest hanging out at home while Ash and I hiked a small mountain nearby, Mt. Takao. It was a lot of fun with all the water around the trail. At one point (pictured above) the trail turns into a stairway of stepping stones in the river. Monday afternoon we headed off to…

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