Hot Springs in Kansai Region

[Plate Tectonics] Minshuku Boukai, Nanki-shirahama Onsen

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Why do you think hot springs are hot?

If they are 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.

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[Debauched Pilgrims] Motoyu, Yoshino Onsen

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Do you associate Yoshino in Nara with 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.

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[Reception Dog] Tennen Onsen Therme Ryugu

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Do you think it necessary to go far from town, in order to find good hot springs?

Actually, in Japan, it often happens that high-quality hot springs gush out from urban area.

In my opinion, it is no coincidence that two major cities in Japan, Tokyo and Osaka have great hot springs…

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[Real Arima] Kamiobo, Arima Onsen

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Do you know real Arima Onsen?

Arima is counted among Thee Ancient Springs and is near big cities like Osaka and Kobe, and some of you may have been there.

However, this historical spa city is facing depletion of the water; therefore, there are few inns providing real hot springs in terms of water not artificially processed.

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