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Hokkoriyu main entrance


Taking a hot bath should be one of the Japanese people’s favorite hobbies. It is not definitely a mere action of cleaning one’s body. It is not definitely a private action performed in one’s house. Hokkoriyu is a locals’ favorite after hard working days


For more than 1000 years, Shintoism and Buddhism coexisted until the Meiji Restoration. In Tohoku, especially in rural areas, we can find the evidences everywhere.
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