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Yunomine Onsen is a hot spring town with such a long history that one of its baths, Tsuboyu, is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Pilgrims would perform purification rituals in the hot spring water as part of the religious process of their pilgrimage. Tsuboyu is one of two public bathhouses in Yunomine. The other is the nearby Yunomine Public Bathhouse, in which there are two separate bath areas.