Ichinoyu Onsen Main Gate Neon Sign (Iga City, Mie Prefecture)

The neon sign hanging above the main gate at the Ichinoyu Onsen in Iga City, Mie Prefecture, Japan.
The neon sign hanging above the main gate at the Ichinoyu Onsen in Iga City, Mie Prefecture, Japan.

 

Visitors going for a dip in the Ichinoyu hot springs bath (or onsen) in Iga City, Mie Prefecture can expect to be greeted by a bright neon sign featuring, as you may have guessed, hot steam!

This sign has, according to its Wikipedia page, apparently been part of the Ichinoyu onsen since at least 1950. The sign and stone pillars which house the sign – which were built during the onsen’s initial construction in 1926 – have been a registered tangible cultural property since June of 2013.

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(Image Credit: Thirteen-fri. Used via Wikimedia Commons per CC Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.)

 

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