Off to the Onsen

The Cuties might think Disney is a great way to while away the day, but I beg to differ now that we’ve been to an Onsen theme park!

We started our day by selecting our yukata and obis, which are cotton kimono worn after bathing, and sashes.  It was quite fun choosing which color combinations we thought would be most fetching!

We first walked through the warm foot baths.  The Cuties were much more adventurous in walking the wandering path where the rocks were close together where you stepped!

And then the whole family had to try the Doctor Fish!

We were all a little hesitant to dip our toes in the water with fish that eat dead skin off your feet, but I promise it wasn’t that bad!  Big Cutie and I agreed that the fish up against our feet vibrated more than anything else.

Evening was starting to fall so we headed back inside where The Cuties amused themselves at the arcade and we tried our hand at ninja star throwing!

The adults headed for massages and we all met back up and checked out the many food options and picked our dinners.  There were all sorts of delicious soba, tempura, sushi  and udon.

A good time was had by all!
And despite the yummiest homemade Chu-Hi, we managed  to follow all the rules! 😉

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5 Responses to Off to the Onsen

  1. May I ask if you know, why people with tattoos are not allowed in the theme park? I read that on their site. Love your blog!

  2. Suzy says:

    Oh how I miss the fun that is Japanese translated to English on signs!

  3. feltsocute says:

    My understanding is that there’s a history in Japan of connecting tattoos with the Yakuza and gangs and it’s to keep away any potential criminal element.
    And thank you!

  4. Looks like you all had fun

  5. Michelle says:

    Wow, fish that eat dead skin off your feet? That odds awesome and nasty all at once!

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