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知恩院の除夜の鐘試しづき(京都) rehearsal of the bells on New Year's Eve at Chion-in temple, Kyoto, Japan

For a traveller there could hardly be a more Japanese combination: the ryokan (traditional inn) and the onsen (hot spring bath). In a ryokan, traditional Japanese architecture is complemented by a Japanese garden, but it’s the onsen ryokan, with access to natural hot spring pools, that offers the last word in relaxation. www.lonelyplanet....