Thursday, June 7, 2012

Cascading Waterfall Shower (打たせ湯): A Beatific Hot Spring Experience

打たせ湯 (utaseyu) is one of my favorite hot spring experiences. Visualize the strong fingers of a skillful masseuse expertly massaging away the stress of daily life.  Now, imagine that those fingers are pleasantly hot, and any tight or sore muscles will start to feel better without even being in a hot spring. If you could add a hot spring to the experience, your life would be pure bliss. Hot spring water cascading onto your skin is the healing experience of utaseyu. Try it! You'll probably become addicted.

Cascading Waterfall Massage at Hot Spring on Sakurajima, Kagoshima, Japan

The picture above was taken at the Furusato Kanko Hotel. To see another view of the spring and to learn more, click here.