As I walked towards Ozu city, it was snowing so hard that the visibility is quite poor…
Around the entrance to Ozu city, I found a hot spring called Garyu-no-yu at Sukunahikona Onsen. The sign said, “We have a footbath for you, pilgrims, please feel free to use it”. That would be great, however I really wanted to warm my body because I was almost frozen to the bone, so I decided to take a bath instead of footbath. It warmed me up very well. There were quite a few people in this hot spring and it seemed to be very popular.
Ozu-city has a similar nice atmosphere as the old beautiful street in Unomachi. It was quite interesting to see shops selling delicious-looking Japanese sweets, red-brick buildings, and Pocopen alley with many old nostalgic signs. Ozu castle also looks nice from the city.