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Furusato Onsen

Listed under Hot Springs in Kagoshima, Japan.

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Japan has more hot springs than any other region on earth. One of the most pleasant is found at the foot of frequently erupting Sakurajima Volcano on the southern island of Kyushu. Furusato Onsen offers beautiful outdoor lava rock pools at the ocean's edge. Ashfall from Sakurajima sometimes muddies the hot pools but usually the water is crystal clear. In the 1980s patrons of the hot spring resort hotel narrowly escaped death when a huge volcanic bomb hurled from Sakurajima smashed through all six floors of the building and ended up in the basement!

Written by  Mike Lyvers.

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