Friday we drove up to Ikaho, an onsen (hotspring) town not too far from where we live. We stayed in a traditional onsen hotel and enjoyed a much more low-key weekend then the previous in Tokyo. This shot is from a vantage point in the town. The whole town is build half way up Haruna mountain on quite a ridiculous slope. At one point on the drive we all spontaniously began to yell encouragement to our little car. We thought it was going to stop and start rolling back!
Kathy's been to an onsen town before. Check out her post here.
A picture of a typical room here. Our room looked the same.