Izu-Nagaoka Onsen

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.

"Shichifukujin" or Seven Lucky Gods at my Ryokan.

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.

Genjiyama Park.

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!

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