Tuesday, 2 June 2009
A trip to Murusugi onsen - part 2
I had read recently on the internet a short story about the oldest onsen area in Niigata which is called Deyu onsen , it has been an onsen village for over 300 years & Saikokan one of the larger Inns in the village was established in 1928. As you can see from the photos above Saikokan is a fantastic example of traditional Japanese architecture which is rarely seen these days and I think it is fantastic that such an old inn is still operating as this is the type of place which makes Japan so unique.
Listed below is the Saikokan inn website, of course it is all in Japanese but it will give you an idea of what it looks like inside etc
The photos above show the village of Deyu onsen and Saikokan