Sunday, October 02, 2005

Chabo Takasaki-no-yu (茶房たかさきの湯)

Got real lost on some incredibly narrow roads but managed to find this place which actually had Parking (very rare in Beppu). It was a little stone bath attached to someone's house. If you bought a drink at the cafe (someone's house), you could use the bath for free. So we had a bath, out first in the Hamawaki area and it was HOT. Then we came out and had a nice big bowl of shaved ice. Yummy! It was a cool little place. Turns out the owner hosts APU students for homestays every summer. He said I can park here next time I'm in the area. That is a bonus.
After 88 hot springs, not only we will be onsen masters, we will be masters of illegal parking.
Jude and Tanuki
This is Jude with the tanuki (like a racoon). They have big bellies and for some reason store owners put these statues in front of their stores (so the patrons eat their bellies full??). Any of you who played Super Mario 3 on the NES will remember the tanuki character...

2 comments:

T-spot said...

J-Man & Jude,
Great onsen, huh? I havn't been to this one yet, but will have to check it out once the summit is completely over and dun wit!

Joel said...

It might not be all that pretty, but the atmosphere is definitely unique AND there is parking!