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] Gourmet, Hydrogen Sulfide, Lodging, Opaque, Private Bath, Sauna
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.
Kinki Region, Rating [5/5] Extremely Hot, Hydrogen Sulfide, Lodging, Sightseeing
When do you think hot springs are forced to close?
It is terribly 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.
Kinki Region, Rating [3/5] Peat Smell, Sightseeing
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.
Kinki Region, Rating [3/5] Lodging, Metallic Smell, Opaque
Do you know real Arima Onsen?
Arima is counted among Thee Ancient Springs and is near big cities like Osaka and Kobe so 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 spring water that is not artificially processed.
Kinki Region, Rating [5/5] Extremely Hot, Lodging, Metallic Smell, Opaque