All the sounds of the forest were reflected and concentrated to the point above the hot spring bath. You can enjoy the silence and subtle sounds of insects with birds chirping.
Male cicadas were burning their lives by making the sounds to attract and fascinate their would-be their partners. Their season of love is very short.
Above is the Sauna room of the hotel "Tsuruga Moku-no-Shou". Outside bath is onthe left. Comparatively, the temperature of outside bath is hotter than inside.
It seems that the concept of the hotel "Tsuruga Moku-no-Shou" is a hidden luxury space for matured people. The scale is not so huge but enough space is allocated for each guest room.
For hoteliers, it is preferable to fill up their accommodation facility with high-end guests from all over the world. But the calmness and something solemn may be big draws for us visitors.
Can you find the deck on the front side of the hotel "Tsuruga Moku-no-shou"? This foot bath was equipped on the riverside of the deck.
So sorry for the feet of old fogies.
Accessories were sold in the souvenir shop of the hotel "Tsuruga Moku-no-Shou". The design was so cool and not so expensive. As mementos of their visit, they may be appropriate.
To reach the premises of the hotel "Tsuruga Moku-no-Shou", you have to come down the slope from the national route and go across the bridge on the white river.
This is the entrance of the hotel. The design was the traditional pattern of the indigenous people of Hokkaido Ainu.