So let's take a trip to Koyasan via Nagano. From Nagano Station via Line 4, it takes 20 minutes to Koyasan. From Koyasan Station, you can take the bus and it takes four minutes. Or you can take the bus and it takes about 30 minutes; there is something called train express. To get on the onsen bus, you first need to get off the kyobashii and get on the onsen bus (which runs about three hours, but it's free); once you have gotten off the onsen bus, you have to wait, and then wait for the onsen bus. If you are in a hurry, take the train to Koya (it starts in 40 minutes from Nagano Station, and it's about $6 from Osaka's Umeda Station)
After you've been to Shonen Onsen, there's no need to try and re-visit it. But if you visit it with new eyes, you will find that the park's title is \"shonen onsen\" (meaning \"the people's onsen\"). So you get a smaller onsen for a bigger crowd.
The locals say there are more kinds of onsen than there are people. At least that's the way it was when I was a child. For us onsen was a sacred and delicate concept. But now, we have discovered our onsen that we usually take a bath early in the morning, and then taking the blanket and comfy clothing, and having a sunshine on the balcony.
I will say that the best thing about the Japanese onsen (hot spring baths) is the astounding number of varieties that exist. Though there are many sources for advice on what to do when you're in Japan, the simplest generalizations are that there are at least four onsen classifications: 1. Onsen, 2. Tubs, 3. Showers, and 4. Spas (where some are hot tubs with indoor toilets). 7211a4ac4a