Went back to the Hamawaki area because the owner of the last place said I could use his parking lot. Hit up Yamada onsen. Can't be beat for a 100 yen, as long as you don't look at the moldy ceiling or the green goo oozing from behind the wall mirror.
The water was nice and the best part was how friendly everyone (all 3 dudes) were. I haven't met such nice people since our trip tp Shinoyu Onsen. We didn't stay long since this is clear on the other side of town, so we were home by a little after 9Pm. After our ritual popsicle, Jude was asleep in no time.
We are 3 shy of 40 onsens. hit 56 and you are eligible to receive \20,000 (about $180) worth of free tickets and coupons for the hotels! So our final stretch will be high on the hog. Gotta hit all the 100 yen joints now!