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Manza Onsen

Bathing in the Clouds of Gunma Prefecture

Donny Kimball
8 min readOct 4, 2019

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The sun rises over Manza Onsen and the volcanic caldera of Gunma’s Mt. Shirane

“Uhhh…. Where the F@$#ing hell am I?” I asked myself aloud as the bus turned a sharp corner into yet another blanket of mist. Supposedly, the vehicle was bound for the Manza Prince Hotel but with the utter lack of visibility, I had to wonder whether the driver even knew where we were going. From what I…

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Donny Kimball

I'm a travel writer and freelance digital marketer who blogs about the sides of Japan that you can't find in the mainstream media. https://donnykimball.com/