Actually the morning started at the doctor’s office. There is a great sports clinic in Nagano city that uses their own (painful) version of osteopathy to get people back on their feet as quickly as possible. I have been going there twice a week for the last 3 weeks to treat a bad knee from a snowboarding injury. Yasu came along to have his back adjusted as well. Walked out of there stronger, staighter, and ready for another onsen. Not far from Nagano city is an old town famous for temples, pottery, and…. onsen. We have been to Matsushiro Onsen before and have recommended their rich yellow waters to friends and other lovers of onsen.
The place we chose was new, and big. I suspect it’s government run and felt a bit like a hospital or “silver house” (retirement home). Lots of baths; indoor, outdoor, hot and cold. Plenty of space for everyone seeking a relaxing soak in iron rich waters.
With so many bathers about I couldn’t take any pics so I have added a photo of their flyer.