Hot Springs and Country Inns in Minami Alps

  Many who come to Japan enjoy the pleasure of its Onsens, or hot spring baths.
  In the mountainous Ashiyasu district of Minami Alps there are more than 10 Ryokan (Japanese-style country inns), guest houses, and bed-and-breakfast accommodations.
  Because Ashiyasu is nestled in the mountains, soaking in a natural hot spring surrounded by snow-covered pine trees is a must-do activity.
  Hot springs are also a well-known remedy for a variety of illnesses and injuries, and the secret to Japanese health.
  In addition, there are many day spa facilities, some with a cost as low as ¥1000 ($10), allowing anyone to enjoy the hot spring experience.
  Nothing beats relaxing with your favorite drink after a soothing bath.