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1920 Owakundani Natural Hot Springs – Owakundani, Hakone, Kanagawa Prefecture | by Traveling Man – Traveling, back soon
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1920 Owakundani Natural Hot Springs – Owakundani, Hakone, Kanagawa Prefecture

Ōwakudani (大涌谷 lit. "Great Boiling Valley") is a volcanic valley with active sulphur vents and hot springs in Hakone, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. It is a popular tourist site for its scenic views, volcanic activity, and especially, Kuro-tamago (黒卵 lit. "black egg") — a local specialty of eggs hard-boiled in the hot springs. The boiled eggs turn black and smell slightly sulphuric; consuming the eggs is said to increase longevity. Eating one is said to add seven years to your life. You may eat up to two and a half for up to seventeen and a half years, but eating a whole third is said to be highly unadvised.

 

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Taken on September 25, 2011