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Ginsan Onsen Dusk | by Trey Ratcliff
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Ginsan Onsen Dusk

This area of Japan was one of my latest discoveries right before Covid Corona 19 kicked in. I had decided to spend some extra time exploring the snowy recesses from the north. This is actually the place that inspired Spirited Away, if you're a Japanese Anime geek like me... it's called Ginzan Onsen and I stayed right over there on top of that cool old Japanese cottage. Down underground was a little network of beautiful, natural onsens all fed by hot natural mineral water. It was incredible. I was the only non-Japanese person in there, and no one else I saw spoke any English, so there was just a lot of nodding and smiling, which I interpreted as, "Yeah, this is really awesome, fellow human!"

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Taken on February 18, 2019