A retro-flavored public bathhouse is going to close the business.Hokkaido-Tohoku Region, Rating [4/5] Hottest
Whose is the phrase, enduring the unendurable?
Indeed this is from broadcast of the voice of Japan’s Emperor Hirohito, at the end of World War II.
However, it is not well known fact that a Zen Buddhist, Gempo Yamamoto suggested to use this phrase, and the emperor as a symbol of unity of the people.
His life started from this hot spring inn.Kinki Region, Rating [5/5] Hydrogen sulfide, Lodging, Opaque, Private, Sauna
Do you think the newest thing is the best?
A hot spring continues gushing for a long time, so that the facility often looks worn out.
Sometimes it has an interesting flavor.Chugoku-Shikoku Region, Rating [3/5] Hydrogen sulfide, Lodging
Do you know Peat Springs?
This means hot springs containing organic substance derived from plants, but it is not an official term.
However, if you trace the roots, surprisingly, you will reach the Napoleonic Wars.Kyushu-Okinawa Region, Rating [5/5] Peat smell
Why is a hot spring hot?
If it is in volcanic areas, you may imagine that the magma body heats underground water.
However, it cannot explain scalding hot water gushing in the area where there are no active volcanos nearby.
In fact, movements of plates of the earth create some hot springs.Kinki Region, Rating [5/5] Hottest, Hydrogen sulfide, Lodging
Is it difficult for a large-seized hotel to have good hot springs?
Indeed, it is usually true, so that small motels with hot springs often provide their water in a better condition.
However, there are some exceptions:
In a large-sized hotel at such tourist spot, there is a great hot spring with characteristic smell.Kanto Region, Rating [5/5] Lodging, Oil smell
Why do you feel good when you are in open-air baths?
An open-air bath is almost the only place where you can be naked in outdoor.
Getting naked, you will realize the changing seasons in perfect harmony with nature.
There is a hot spring where you can see light of fireflies around rainy season.Kyushu-Okinawa Region, Rating [5/5] Hydrogen sulfide, Lodging, Private
When are hot springs forced to close?
It is sorry to see favorite hot springs shut down, but I have experienced such farewells several times.
More and more hot springs are facing difficulties in changing in times.Chubu Region, Rating [4/5] Peat smell
Do you associate Yoshino in Nara with the cherry blossom viewing?
300 years ago, Mt. Yoshino was also a training site for ascetic pilgrims.
There remains a historical hot spring, where some of them debauched around the water.Kinki Region, Rating [3/5] Lodging, Metallic smell, Opaque
Do you think men’s and women’s bath should be completely separated?
When you are with a partner of the opposite gender, it may be more convenient if you can hear each other’s voice.
At this hot spring, surprisingly, a movable Onsen Bazooka is connecting men’s bathroom to women’s one.Chubu Region, Rating [4/5] Hydrogen sulfide, Lukewarm