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Footbath and Handbath at Wakura Onsen

Footbath and Handbath at Wakura Onsen

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There must be many people who want to take a bath in hot springs in Japan if you come to Japan. It is good to go to hot springs and relax while taking a bath in there. But some people might not feel like taking off your cloths or washing your body before

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Written by Ayumi Ishino

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There must be many people who want to take a bath in hot springs in Japan if you come to Japan. It is good to go to hot springs and relax while taking a bath in there. But some people might not feel like taking off your cloths or washing your body before getting into a bath which need you to have time and work to do. Some people even feel that taking a bath together with people you don't know is not your thing.

It is true that you can not drop off at a hot spring easily since you need to have enough time to do all the process. So those who don't want to spend a lot of time in hot springs,  here are better choices for you, which are "foot baths and hands baths".  Foot baths means that you only put your feet into a hot spring pool. As you can imagine, hands baths means that you only put your hands into a hot spring pool. The only thing you need to do for those two is taking off your shocks or roll up your sleeves. You can get to try even you don't have much time.

Also there is more special things you will definitely like here in Wakura hot spring area (妻恋舟の湯).

Let's take a look at two of them here.

Food bath which gives you a feeling of oneness with the ocean

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There is a foot bath place called Tsumakoibune-no-Yu (妻恋舟の湯) inside of Yuttari Park (湯っ足りパーク) along the coast line. You can get to use it for free.
There is a roof which allows you to take a food bath even its raining. There are also bathrooms and vending machines near there.

There are shoe storage you will get your shoes in at an entrance. You will take your shoes off there then get in barefoot.

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The special thing in this place is incredible view especially the horizon you will get to see while you are taking the food bath.

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There are no walls for a side which faces to the ocean. So it let you see the huge ocean without anything in front of you

You will get to see Notojima island (能登島) and Notojima Bridge (能登島大橋) clearly over pine trees planted along the coast line if it's nice weather and you are lucky.

You can also get close to the ocean barefoot if you want since there is a wood path from this place all the way to the coast line.

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But we put walls up in winter season. So if you come here in winter, you need to see the view through windows.
Wakura foot bath place "Tsumakoibune-no-Yu (妻恋舟の湯)" gives you a feeling of oneness with the ocean.  Don't forget to bring a towel with you.

Warm you up at a Hand bath place then eat Onsen eggs afterwards!

There is a hand bath shaped like a circle with a roof on the top inside of Bentenzaki Park (弁天崎源泉公園) near the ocean.

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You can cook eggs in hot spring water here. So you should have eggs with you when you come here. If you put your eggs in hot spring water for about 15 minutes, you are ready to eat. Good for you. It will be ready while talking with your friends.

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Hand baths are the easiest way to try hot springs. You don't need to take anythings off.
You will feel that your body is getting warmer even you just soak your hand up till your wrist.

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Also there are wooden benches near there. If you sit there, you feel warm on the bottom since they make benches warm using hot spring water.
It will be a good idea to stop off here, bringing eggs with you while you are taking a walk in Wakura hot spring area.

There are more foot baths and hand baths in Wakura hot spring area. Foot baths and hand baths will get you take a break from walking around, enjoy the horizon over the ocean taking a bath, stop off to warm your body up in winter, relax while waiting to get eggs done.
Most of the foot baths and hand baths are free.
Let's give it a try. Highly recommended.

Information

"Tsumakoibune-no-Yu (妻恋舟の湯)" inside of Yuttari Park (湯っ足りパーク)

Address:1-1 Wakuramachi Hibari, Nanao-shi, Ishikawa-Prefecture
Phone:0767-62-1555(Wakura Onsen Tourism Association)
Opening Hours:7:00~19:00
Closed day:None
Price:Free
Wi-Fi:None
Station:Wakura Onsen Station (和倉温泉駅) on JR Nanao Line(JR七尾線)
Access:Take a taxi from Wakura Onsen Station (和倉温泉駅) for about 5 minutes or walk from the center of Wakura hot spring area for about 8 minutes.

Bentenzaki Park(弁天崎源泉公園)

Address:Wakuramachi, Nanao-shi, Ishikawa-Prefecture
Phone:0767-62-1555(Wakura Onsen Tourism Association)
Opening Hours:24 hours
Closed day:None
Wi-Fi:None
Station:Wakura Onsen Station (和倉温泉駅) on JR Nanao Line (JR七尾線)
Access:Take a bus toward to Wakura Onsen (和倉温泉行) from Wakura Onsen Station(和倉温泉駅) and get off at Wakura Onsen bus stop (和倉温泉) then walk about 3 minutes.

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