Sunday, 25 March 2012

Baths With A View

What better way to spend a cold night or a morning than a soak in a hot tub, that comes with a view, right?

Zaini found this rather nice and affordable cottage style accommodation in Yufuin that has two hot spring bath  in each of the cottages. One indoors and one outdoors.

The cottage we stayed in was chosen specifically for the nice looking outdoor bath it offers.
The view from our indoor bath
The outdoor bath
Walking from our cottage to the outdoor bath was equally nice too. The path is lighted at night, providing a really nice, romantic atmosphere. ^^

I know it's hot and clammy here in Malaysia but I wish I can go for a dip in a hot bath.

You know, after experiencing Japanese style small bath tubs, even Western bath tubs are no fun now. Can't sit and soak myself up to my neck in Western bath tubs!

22 comments:

  1. Wow, now I'll need to know the name of the place you stayed at! That's something for our next trip to Japan :)

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    1. You are returning to Japan soon? How cool is that!

      Here's the link for the place : Yufuin Bettei Itsuki. It's in Japanese only though. ^^

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  2. Ooo. Nice!

    We didn't go to an outdoors onsen this (or is it already last?) winter - schedules just didn't work out - but we'll probably start doing fishpeditions from May again. We'd better. I'm itching to go hiking in Niigata's mountains and to visit an outdoors onsen!

    You're so right about Japanese baths. I've came to detest Western baths. Stupid shallow inefficient things! Hmph.

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    1. Nice, right?

      Fishpedition soon! I'm expecting lots of hiking photos plus a few fish photos! And some onsen shots too (people in it, optional) ;p

      Baths - right? Right? Western tubs are seriously inadequate! LOL

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  3. Wow! The surrounding sceneries look nice! : )

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  4. I hardly get to soak in bath tubs even during travel. LOL!

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    1. We made it a point to soak.

      The trips to Japan always includes at 2D1N trip to an onsen town just for relaxing. ^^

      And a soak after a busy day sightseeing is nice.

      You may not soak in tubs, but you sure had a lot of massages during your trips, Panda! ;)

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  5. It is very nice to soak in a outdoor hot spring bath in winter too.
    You can swim sometimes. There was a pasted paper on the bath room wall in Dougo Onsen as follows.
    Botchan, do not swim.

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    1. Hahaha

      Botchan sure loves to swim while soaking in a bath. I wonder whether it's supposed to be a note from one of his students? ;)

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  6. soaking in bath tubs are certainly the most fun. Its a must do for me during any trips or even when we're home. Good thing that I am petite so most bath tubs fit me quite well:D

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    1. Lucky you.

      Nowadays, I prefer the Japanese style more. Sitting down in one, instead of lying down. ^^!

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  7. Your posts about Japanese baths have made me really keen to try one. They sound just great. I have been in jacuzzis in California that are a bit like this, but actually I'm not so keen on the bubbles and would prefer something more peaceful and with a view. I also like the square shape.

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    1. Soaking in hot spring is simply divine.

      It's definitely a must do for everyone visiting Japan. To make it more adventurous, you should totally visit a public onsens. It's intimidating at first, but then you realized nobody cares a hoot about you being naked there, and you will want to visit the onsen again and again.

      I will post up more photos of the tubs/baths in future. ;)

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  8. I love taking a bath, I almost do it every day. Relaxing and reading. A view like this is only an advantage. By the way, I love the hot water of the Japanese Onse. Here in Europe everything is too cold.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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    1. The best thing about the tubs in Japan are (not the normal hotel types) the water stays hot all the time. Lovely. :)

      I wish I can soak in a bath daily. But a bath tub is more like a luxury item here.

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  9. Hot bath and a view like that, I might stay in there until I am pruny.

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    1. I would too. But can't stay too long in the hot tubs. We'd dip in, come out after 15 minutes. Sit and enjoy the cold weather than sit back in.

      Repeat a dozen time within 24 hours. ;p

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  10. We love staying up in the mountains of Hida Takayama and taking a dip in the outdoor hot springs during winter when the snow is falling. There is nothing better :)

    Japan Australia

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    1. I would love to enjoy dipping in a rotenburo in winter.

      We plan to do it in 2014. :)

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  11. Wow! The outdoor bath looks nice! A great place for stargazing!!!! :D

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    1. Definitely.

      It was really nice to sit in the baths and gaze out and look at the starry sky. With a drink or two. ^^

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