Be 'spirited away' at this 3,000-year-old bathhouse in Japan


The 1,368 steps to Kotohira-gu Shrine is obviously much easier than the ascent, but the look out point at the main shrine complex offers a beautiful view of the town of Kotohira. — Photos: LEESAN

I have watched Hayao Miyazaki’s popular animated film Spirited Away more than 10 times since its release 20 years ago, and am never bored of it.

The film revolves around a girl named Chihiro, a mysterious boy named Haku, and Yubaba, the owner of a bathhouse.

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