- Thursday, March 21, 2019 – Day 8
- Temples #23 Muroto City, Japan
- Weather: 40-55 degrees & overcast
- Miles 7.5 / 86 Miles
Many accommodations offer public baths, a rich opportunity to soak chin deep in hot water. Men and women have separate baths. First shower for cleanliness. Then soak in a hot bath. A second bath has ice cold water so you can cycle between hot and cold…Naked of course. Can there be a better way to end the day?
Today Naomi and I went to Sea Rest Muroto, a public onsen (public bath) on the beach. An outside hot salt-springs bath slowly roasted the body chin to the toes while the cool sea breeze refreshed the face. A combination of whirlpool and salt water gave buoyancy to legs and arms. An indoor hot bath without salt offered a different feel to the skin. The natural spring hot baths are valued for their mineral content as being healthy.
There is a wonderful mixture of people at the onsen. Some people in business attire popping in after work, adults bringing and caring for aged parents, retired folks. There is a balance of community gathering and quiet time.
- Hot bath
- Hot and cold baths with garden view
5 thoughts on “Baths – March 21, 2019”
Looks lovely. Nice cold baths for any inflammation! Do you do this most evenings?
Linda, the baths look wonderful. I’m sure they are so refreshing and relaxing after a long day of walking and temple visiting. I think the baths would be great after a long run or day hiking.
An incredible way to culminate any hike.
That sounds like heaven!
Hi Mark. It’s one of the occasions when you are always in the moment. ~linda