Thursday, September 8, 2011

Hot spring resort-town Shuzenji

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Shuzenji in the center of the Izu penizula in Shizuoka prefecture, the town was built 1200 years ago around the the Shuzenji temple, famous for its hot springs.

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According to the legend the great monk Kobo Daishi, pounded on a rock with his walking stick, called a ‘tokko’ to bring forth the hot spring water. The spring was therefore named Tokko-no-yu, or Tokko Hot Spring. The spring is at the center of the town, and it is used now as a foot bath only..

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The town is full of ryokans, Japanese style Inns, many of them open their hot springs to non-staying visitors.

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3 comments:

TRF Event Team said...

Hey ! ^^
Great blog ^^
Since you seem to be living in Japan I have a question.
Actually I would like to know if you or readers of this blog are interested in writing about the way you have personnally experienced the Northeastern Japan Earthquake (if you haven't but you know people who have experienced the earthquake in Japan, it'd be great if you coud let him/her know about this).
Tokyo Room Finder Short Essay Contest is an online project to gather heart-warming experiences following the earthquake in Japan. We strongly believe that sharing those experiences will give people hope and revitalize Japan.
We also offer 2 tickets for Tokyo Disney Resort to each of the winners.

For more details : http://tokyoroomfinder.blogspot.com/

island4jp said...

Thanks,
Fortunately, my experience during the earthquake are no so memorable or interesting to comment on your blog, I'll forward this info to people I know that might like to participate.

TRF Event Team said...

Thank you very much for your reply.

And thank you very much for your cooperation.
We can read a lot of personal stories written by japanese people on the net or on TV regarding the eartquake but not so many by foreigners (or scattered on numerous blogs). So we would like to collect those stories and gather them on one site.

http://tokyoroomfinder.blogspot.com/