Recommendation by Wabisavi
🍁 You'll know you have reached 𝗡𝗮𝗿𝘂𝗸𝗼 when the train doors open and an overpowering smell of rotten eggs wafts through all the cars. Now, if your foremost reason for visiting Naruko is to dip into the hot baths, Naruko Onsen St. is the stop you should be alighting at. 📸 If your main reasons for going is wowing at the mindboggling beauty of the gorge painted in an autumn rainbow of reds and golds, stay on board one more stop and get off at Nakayamadaira Onsen St. and be treated to a secret photo-op 😉 From this station it's a 30 min walk to the gorge itself, and you can choose to go the forest route or along the main road. I have to say again, I'm a very poor photographer that takes all her shots from a phone. I will never be able to capture just how beautiful this place is. So this time, I decided to give you the unfiltered and unedited photo. It was a drizzling day and the autumn leaves were not at their peak, yet it was still out of the world. Imagine just what it would be on a clear day!
Naruko, Washinosu Narukoonsen, Ōsaki, Miyagi 989-6811, Japan