It's Golden Week in Japan, and boy were the roads packed! It took us 20 minutes to get to the onsen when it should only take 5 at most.
Shiho's mom is in town and Jude and I took her out to Oni-Ishi, a gorgeous onsen run by the folks who run the Oni-Ishi Bozu Hell (bubbling mud hell).
The tub had giant citrus fruits floating in it. Nice touch.
There was a "look-out" bath upstairs and I actually saw some nice birds, as opposed to the ubiquitous garbage-pecking ravens.
Downstairs, I hit the outdoor bath and lounged butt-naked on the lounge chair. It was a beautiful warm day, and there were no other patrons there so it was wonderful!
Jude and Grandma bathed in the womens' bath and I hear Jude had a blast playing with the big fruits.