Welcome to spring in Tsukioka when the smell of sulfur fills the air.
Tsukioka Onsen was opened in 1915. It got its start as a spa when the hot spring was discovered by chance while digging for oil. The smell of sulfur fills the air in this hot spring town. Inns,restaurants and souvenir shops line the streets, and when evening comes, an exotic townscape with on-the-go, glamorous kimono-clad geisha greets tourists.