- Thursday, April 18, 2019 Day 36
- Temples: Koyasan
- Koyasan (53 miles from Ōsaka), Japan
- Weather: 55-65 degrees blue skies
- Miles 108 miles (bus, walk, car) / Total Miles 794
My last onsen. I kept stepping out of the hotel’s bath only to return. Capture the moment as this will be an often recalled memory. It feels like your body is encased in hot liquid wax. The hot water encapsulate you. When this becomes too hot, lower yourself into an ice cold bath. You sense your skin being cold but the internal residual heat keeps you hot at the same time. Soon the body is numbed by the icy cold bath and you still sense the residual heat keeping you hot. It’s ecstasy.
Do lobsters feel this euphoric before they are cooked alive?