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Warashi-yu Foot Bath和楽足湯

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Warashi-yu is a free public foot bath located in the Ginzan Hot Spring area in the city of Obanazawa, Yamagata Prefecture. It is located along the Ginzan River at the entrance to the hot spring area, and as visitors soak their feet, they can take a look at the seasonal changes on the surrounding mountains and see the multistory wooden inns built in a Western style redolent of the Taisho period (1912–1926). The water, which is said to be effective against neuralgia, rheumatism, and skin diseases, flows directly from a spring, so it can be a bit on the hot side. The benches are placed with consideration for height and position, so that visitors can sit and chat leisurely with one another. The view of the illuminated townscape at night is especially recommended.

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place Yamagata Pref. Obanazawashi Ginzanshimbata In the ground
phone 0237283933



Yamagata Pref. Obanazawashi Ginzanshimbata In the ground [map]




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Although often overlooked, Yamagata prefecture by no means lacks appeal: the Yamadera temple trail through the mountains, deliciously tender Yonezawa wagyu, and over 100 steaming hot springs, most notably Zao Onsen, await visitors. When winter comes, the snowcapped peaks become dotted with skiers by day and onsen-goers by night, while summer brings the celebration of juicy Yamagata cherries.

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