Thank you for joining our tour to the East Garden of the Imperial Palace on June 18. We welcomed 21 guests from USA, UK, Israel, Italy, Canada, Taiwan, Germany, Pakistan, and Bolivia. We divided in to 4 groups. The weather was humid and hot like summer.
We enjoyed our walking tour and wonderful conversation very much. And we enjoyed various kind of beautiful iris flowers in Ninomaru garden. (Typical Japanese Garden)
Introducing hot springs in Japan. We Japanese love onsen! It is not too much to say that Japan is a country of onsen (hot springs). Japan is a volcanic country and one result of this is it has lots of onsen(hot springs). There are some 3000 hot springs around the country. The water quality is excellent as well. There are various colors of water depending on the water quality. Although most Japanese onsen are colorless and transparent, there are white water called nigoriyu ,brown water, black water, and emerald green too. It contains various minerals and provides a lot of medicinal benefits such as warming the body, stimulating circulation, increasing metabolism and relaxing your body and mind. People who have disease stay at bathhouse for long time to cure disease. A lot of Japanese people enjoy hot springs for socializing and for health benefits. Most hot springs have open-air bathes called roten-buro. While bathing in a roten-buro, you can enjoy beautiful nature, the seasons and the weather all at the same time.
Some of them are in beautiful places like Kusatu Hot spring in Gunma Prefecture, Kurokawa Hot spring in Kumamoto Prefecture and Kinosaki Hot Spring in Hyogo Prefecture which is popular recently. You can enjoy the tranquil atmosphere of Japan’s good old days there. Now it is rainy season. After rainy season, we have a hot, humid summer. You can enjoy the hot spring in summer too. It is wonderful to take a bath in a roten-buro on an early summer morning. Why don’t you try taking a bath in many different kinds of water in Japanese Onsen?
Thanks again to all guests for joining us. We have been introducing our activities at Facebook and Trip adviser. TFWT is going to hold a walking tours at Meiji shrine, Asakusa and Ueno Park. Please check our website for more details.
Posted by Keiko.A