Does a better-known hot spring provide better water?
Dogo Onsen is famous for being counted as Three Ancient Springs.
However, the amount of water is not so sufficient that you can hardly find free-flowing water.
Let us think about today’s Three Ancient Springs at the almost only one exception, Hotel Kowakuen.
Do you know what are hot springs upwelling from the ground?
These are premium hot springs where you can enjoy extremely fresh water, because sources of the spring are located directly at the bottom of tubs.
Okayama prefecture is famous for having such springs, so I stayed in a Ryokan “Okutsuso.”
However, the enchantment of the inn was not just the hot spring upwelling from the ground.