Yufugawa Valley→Tuetate Onsen/Spa (Oita/Kumamoto)

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The next day after enjoying the Kannawa Hot Spa(Onsen), I rent a motorcycle to “Tuetate Hot Spring → Hita (Mameda)”.
You can rent a car.
You can move to “Tuetate Onsen/Spa” or “Hita” by public transportation.



Yufugawa Valley

First of all I visited the Yufugawa Valley.
According to information gained in advance, there are places where the road has been stopped due to the landslide that occurred in the summer of 2015 / Kumamoto · Oita earthquake (January 2017).
So I head to “Tsubaki entrance”.

Yufugawa Valley@oita
I reached “Tsubaki entrance” and I was able to get off to the Yufugawa Valley.
I decided to think that I am happy just by it

▼由布川峡谷観光協会
https://yufugawacanyon.jimdo.com/

Nostalgic hot-spring town! Tuetate Onsen

Nostalgic hot-spring town! Tuetate Onsen
Arriving at “Tuetate Onsen” in less than two hours by rental bike from the Yufugawa Gorge.
I am very excited about the steam that blows out.

Let’s eat “Putting” born from steamed dish “Sweet egg”

Let's eat "Putting" born from steamed dish "Sweet egg"
There is a lot of ” Steam spot” around the town in Tuetate Onsen.
You can eat luxurious steamed dish on a daily.

there was a hospitable regional cuisine “Sweet egg”.
“Sweet egg” was like the current “Putting”.
So they started to do hospitality with “Pudding” in Tuetate Onsen.

Let's eat "Putting" born from steamed dish "Sweet egg"
I watched the Tuetate river in the P Hall and ate “Pudding”
I had a nostalgic taste to eat for the first time.

“votive picture of carp” swims, Is it? Momiji Bridge

Nostalgic hot-spring town! Tuetate Onsen
A shrine was enshrined in a narrow alley along the Shikawa River.
I like the atmosphere of “Showa Retro”

Nostalgic hot-spring town! Tsuetate Onsen
I looked at the center of the hot spring town, over the Momiji Bridge.
There are some hotels and ryokan which seem to be in ruins.

Nostalgic hot-spring town! Tsuetate Onsen
I am going up the stairs to cross the Momiji Bridge.

Nostalgic hot-spring town! Tsuetate Onsen
What is dedicated to the Momiji Bridge (?) is “votive picture of carp” instead of “votive picture of horse”.
Speaking of Tuetate Onsen, it is the birthplace of the “Koinobori(carp banner) Festival” lined up over the river.
If you look closely, there is also “votive picture of bear (Kumamon)”.

Nostalgic hot-spring town! Tsuetate Onsen
From the Momiji Bridge You can see old-fashioned spas town over the “votive picture of carp”

Walking through the alley

Nostalgic hot-spring town! Tsuetate Onsen
It’s fun to explore the slopes of narrow altitude

Nostalgic hot-spring town! Tsuetate Onsen
You can see cute cat!!

▼English Tsuetate Onsen Information
http://tsuetate-onsen.com/english

Access to Tsuetate Onsen

Only link on public transportation.

▼ About 50 minutes from JR Hita station
Hita bus (click on the「杖立線」)

▼ 1 hour 20 minutes from JR Aso Station
Time schedule of the Aso bus station “Aso Station”(Click on the link containing「杖立」)

If you set the time, you can also tour around sightseeing spots such as Hita ⇔ Tsuetate Onsen ⇔ Aso.

▼Aso sightseeing spots【2days】(Kumamoto)
Aso sightseeing spots【2days】(Kumamoto)

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