A simple but somewhat mysterious town of Yukemuri
Kannawa is full of chimneys where Onsen steams rising high ceaselessly.
Watching them dance in the wind always relaxes our mind and soul.
Not so far from the Yanagiya hotel, a cultural property once used to be a Ryokan is now making its use as"Fujiya Gallery Hanayamomo".
Feel the remnant of local culture in the gallery and cafe.
Both the building and the garden are worth taking a look.
There are plenty of intriguing hot springs in the area: such as "Jimosen" hot springs often visited and maintained by locals, and "Kannawa Mushiyu" is where we lie down on medicinal herbs called "Sekisho" to get steamed and sweat the whole body out.
Every "Jimosen" has its unique characteristic and often is a social center for the locals.
Pay a small bathing fee as if you are putting money in an offering box, and experience life as a local while you are here.Bathing in "Sujiyu" located right next to the Yanagiya is an excellent remedy for lower back pain and neuralgia.
"Fukubako" is a buckwheat restaurant right across the Yanagiya.
Day drinking is such a delight during holidays.
Coworking space called "a side" is a facility with a modern approach to the historic Onsen town.
"Kotyu Tadeya" is a bento shop.
Why not bring their lunch box with you on a stroll around Kannawa and enjoy it while viewing beautiful Yukemuri dancing in the wind.
The attractiveness of Kannawa is that everything is in a walking distance.
Radiant smiles of the locals welcome travelers when walking in narrow alleys and bathing in an Onsen.
Hot springs are the everyday life of the residents in this town.
The deep and strong relationship of the people to Onsens are hidden everywhere around the town.
How exciting it is to come across pretty scenery right around the corner that you just turned on a whim.