Immerse yourself in the hot spring town experience at Tsuchiyu Onsen in Fukushima. Don a yukata, slip on some geta sandals, and take up a paper lantern in hand as you walk around the town, breathing in the atmosphere. Kokeshi are traditional wooden dolls often seen at Tohoku hot springs, and your experience of whittling one from wood and painting a design on it will teach you the true meaning of warmth. The staff at hot spring hotel YUMORI is trained to welcome visitors from all over the world and to help them enjoy the hot spring town to the fullest.
Crafting kokeshi (1–2 hours)
Whittle the wood, paint a design, attach the head, and paint the face. Experience the whole process from start to finish.
Night tour (1–2 hours)
Put on a yukata and geta and explore the hot spring town at night with a paper lantern in hand. Enjoy dinner with some sake, and as you return to the hotel you can listen to Tsuchiyu Onsen's traditional ballad.