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Ryokan Ashiyu, Ibusuki

Posted by
Daryl Johnson (Worcester Park, United Kingdom) on 10 September 2013 in Lifestyle & Culture.

Back to Japan again, continuing with photos from my trip to Kagoshima last December.

An ashiyu is a Japanese foot bath; a very pleasant way to spend time sitting outdoors, enjoying the garden at the inn we stayed at. There are two kinds of bath you can see here - a typical hot-spring fed one, and one filled with hot volcanic sand.

I apologise in advance if I'm tardy with commenting on your blogs or returning comments during the week... I will get to you though!

gerard1948 from Somewhere on earth, Spain

Excellent framing and light. A very nice photo with interesting explanations.
Have a nice day.

10 Sep 2013 2:45pm

@gerard1948: Thanks gerard!

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

Did you test them Daryl? Fine capture!

10 Sep 2013 5:47pm

@Richard Standley: Ahhh have a look tomorrow Richard!

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great capture of this hidden oasis that is enveloped by the surrounding landscape!

10 Sep 2013 6:21pm

@Steven: Thanks Steven!

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

What a wonderful idea to rest those aching feet.

11 Sep 2013 2:19am

@Steve Rice: Very much so Steve...

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

I'd try the hot-spring one. I know it helps with my hurting legs.

12 Sep 2013 7:26am

@Japanalia: Without doubt Gabriela, very good for you!