And here we go again with the second part of our little honeymoon trip … First we were driving along the Mogamigawa and after a small softcream break and a few more miles, my husband suddenly asked me Should we take the path through the mountains or do you want to drive along the sea? After a wonderful view and delicious kaisendon by the sea, our way led us to Shibata in Niigata Prefecture. Nearby there is another small onsen village: Tsukioka Onsen. Another one of the nice quiet little towns, which are perfect, just to lean back and relax. Actually there are not many ryokan and hotels in the village and some are even empty now. but ours was one of the bigger ones and right on the main street. If you want to visit Tsukioka Onsen by train, then it’s the easiest way to drive from the Tokyo Station to the Niigata Station and take the JR Hakushin Line from there to Toyoasaka Station. From there you can take a shuttle bus to Tsukioka Onsen. Time to explore the area a bit. Just around the corner we found a Nihonshukan or Ponshukan. What’s so special about such a shop? Here you can try a few sake for a little change. The Niigata prefecture is well known for sake and everything related to rice. Kanpai! Wow, that was really delicious … You could nibble snacks for free and rubbed salt to neutralize the taste. We were allowed to choose three sake. For the last one I just closed my eyes and selected one. Right next to our ryokan we found an ashiyu. Of course we checked it out right away. When you sit there you look directly in the direction of a stage. Unfortunately, there was no show on that day, but sometimes there are probably performances, which you can enjoy while warming your feet. The onsen here are known to have the highest sulfur amount. Accordingly, the water is greenish. It’s supposed to make the skin even more beautiful than onsen already do. However, such a visit in an onsen not only helps against skin problems, but also against complaints like bad blood circulation, muscle aches and other things. In Japan, it often happens that after a very serious illness or treatment, for example a chemo-therapy, Japanese retreat for a few months to those remote places and bathe in onsen every day. This should accelerate the healing process of body and mind much faster. In the evening we went again to the Moonlight Walk, which we had already discovered at the daytime. This time everything was well lit. It was so pretty. If I have sparked your interest, you will find an official website of that onsen village in English below in the video description. On the next day it was about time for us to leave directly after breakfast to our third and final destination. You will see in the next video, where exactly we went then. Or everyone who follows me on Twitter already knows where we went. xD Well, see you in the next video. Bye!