“In hot water” by Wes Lang
Photos by David Kawabata
Published by Kansai Scene
Wes Lang interviewed David Kawabata, a local onsen enthusiast. David has chronicled his visits to over 200 hot spring baths and has recently opened a website dedicated to his experiences. http://iloveyu.jp
In the article David was asked about his favorite bath:
"Probably the single best onsen would have to be Tsuboyu located deep in the Wakayama mountains in the village of Yunomine Onsen. There is something very special about this place, especially if you can share it with someone you love like I did. The water leaves your skin feeling as if it was coated in soap. Afterwards, this bath will leave you feeling better than you could imagine. I can't wait to go back".