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Gunma - Kusatsu Onsen - Sainokawara Koen / 群馬県草津温泉 西の河原公園
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A short trip to Kusatsu Onsen in Gunma Prefecture. Sainokawara Park.

Located in a valley a short distance west from the Kusatsu town centre, Sainokawara park is permeating with a smell of sulphur (but not overbearingly so) and features natural hot spring water that oozes onto the surface and flows into a stream. There are also small pools of water here and there, some warm others hot, some with light emerald green coloured rocks, etc. The area is scattered with small-ish religious monuments including, as seen in the photo, a rock statue of a Buddhist deity with what looks like a little kid clinging on real tightly.

There’s lots more space to the west of this park beyond this spot but regrettably I ended up not exploring further on.

群馬 温泉 公園 仏像 360度パノラマ

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送信日: 09/09/2012
更新日: 08/07/2014
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Tags: japan; gunma; park; hot spring; statue; stream; sulphur; buddhist; 2012
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