Last week I ventured out to Yasuragi Iojima, my beloved onsen outside Nagasaki, using one of the Cobalt Queens to get there, as always. It turns out they changed the schedule and the ticket system, prompting me to update my review from last year. I managed to snap a few new pictures of the facilities too and they're all part of the update.
And – the best change ever – they added the option to control the water temperature of my favorite outdoor tub using a cold water tap. Naturally, I shut the cold water flow entirely, temperature went through the stratosphere and beyond, and I got sent pretty much straight into onsen heaven. I stayed in the tub until I was reasonably sure I would faint if I didn't eject myself promptly. Great experience.