Thursday we woke up early in the morning to start our adventure. We decided to go back to Naruko which is a hot springs village and also know for their kokeshi dolls. We went there back in 2002 and bought some kokeshi dolls when my mom was visiting and then we went again with all the English teachers. Good memories. We wanted to get some kokeshi dolls for the little boys & and unborn baby as a souvenir of our trip to Japan. Figured we could get a small thing from each place we visit as a way to remember each place we go to. We had fun taking pictures and walking around. After Naruko we drove up into the mountains.
When John got back with the car we walked down to the hot spring waterfalls. The waterfall is heated geothermaly. We got to the waterfall and just went into the water. It was just what the doctor had ordered after a long hike. The water was the temperature of bath water so it was perfect for all of us. I'm sure that John wishes that the water was hotter but for Little N & M the temperature was great. They splashed and had a great time. As we walked back to the car Little M was so exhausted that he fell fast asleep in the backpack carrier. Both boys after their busy day of exploring took a great nap before getting back to Sendai.
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