I spent a night at Izu-Nagaoka Onsen this week. It is an old Onsen town in Izunokuni. This area is of historical significance for Minamoto no Yoritomo who organized a rebelion against then ruling Heike Clan lived while he was exiled. He later became Shogun in 1192 of Japan's first Samurai-ruled government.
The entrance to the Onsen area.
A beautiful Japanese garden of the ryokan.
I ran up to the top of the hill (Genjiyama) - many steps.
The observatory was unfortunately, under renovation.
The view from the top.
The view from Genjiyama.
A paved walking trail of Kano River.
The flood control channel of the river.
Sunrise seen from the bridge by the flood control channel
It was a brief visit, but I thoroughly enjoyed the stay. The hot spring was amazing and food of course was heavenly!