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onsen is a famous and very old public hot spring in the middle of Futsukaichi.
Like all other public hot springs it is divided into a men's and woman's area, and there are good facilities to undress in, and plenty of fosets where one can wash oneself before getting in one of the bath tubs.
>From Fukuoka city take route 3 south towards Futsukaichi onsen. Get off route 3 and go to the center of Futsukaichi. Either find a map and find out exactly where the hot spring is, or drive around until you find it.
Futsukaichi onsen was my last planned hot spring on my tour to Kyushu. I had already been in may different hot springs. Some had been pretty ordinary, and some had been very enjoyable. I was now looking forward to trying out Futsukaichi onsen, which I had read was a very old and famous hot spring. I imagined yet another unusual and enjoyable hot spring before leaving lovely Kyushu and going back to Tokyo.
I left Fukuoka city in the early evening and headed a little south in the direction of Futsukaichi town. I was driving on a road which seemed to be an expressway judging from the speed of the cars. It was not the least enjoyable, so I turned off as soon as I saw a sign saying Futsukaichi. When I finally got to Futsukaichi, I found out that it was quite a big town. I guess the hot spring was VERY popular, and it did not look like I was going to get into an exciting hot spring that night. Most of all because I could not find it. I drove around for quite a while looking for the hot spring. I finally got to something looking like a main street, and found a map. I found the hot spring on the map, and figured out how to get there. When I finally arrived at the hot spring, I saw to my disappointment, a big old building. Having come this far, I was most definitely going to get in the hot spring. So I got off my Harley and into the hot spring. It was like any public bath. There was a large tiled bath inside and fosets all along the wall. I still wonder why this hot spring is so famous?
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