Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Hello! I'm Andrew Marston and welcome to Tour Japan the show where I tell you about a place in Japan and then we go there. And today we're headed to Gero Onsen town in beautiful Gifu prefecture. For starters, an onsen is a natural hot spring whose waters have minerals that are said to imbue health benefits to its bathers. In the Edo era, the Confucian poet Hayashi Razan ranked Gero as one of the top three onsen towns in all of Japan. That was awhile ago, but it's still among the best in the nation. There are traveler hotels with onsen and public hotsprings all over town that you can try. And the most economical way to try them is by purchasing a "yumeguri tegata". This is a wooden tablet that can be purchased pretty much anywhere around Gero like the tourist office, hotels, souvenir shops, and convenience stores. Each tablet allows you to enter up to three different hotsprings and is valid for up to six months. And it makes a pretty great souvenir! So now let's go see Gero Onsen town for ourselves. Personally I love going to the onsen. You just feel so amazing after soaking in the tubs for awhile ah but I also understand that not everyone gets into the whole "getting naked in front of other people" thing. So let me know if you'd want to visit an onsen on your trip to Japan or if it just freaks you out. Thanks for watching and also sharing this series with anyone you know who might be planning a trip to Japan. I'm Andrew Marston. See you next time. You've been watching Tour Japan on the Happy In Japan channel. Click here to watch another episode and subscribe now.