What kind of hot springs does the Emperor enjoy, as the national symbol of Japan?
There are three resort villas that imperial families use.
Out of them, Nasu Villa in Tochigi Prefecture has hot spring in it.
In fact, the water is piped from a certain inn, and anyone can enjoy soaking.
Read more Kanto Region, Rating [5/5] Lodging, Mixed bath
Is there relevance between the bubble economy and hot springs?
During the bubble years, many recreation facilities including hot springs were developed across Japan.
However, quite a lot of these were abandoned in financial difficulties afterward.
This hot spring went out of business, even though it hardly did the business, and after a long interval of silence, it was perfectly renovated and you can enjoy the glorious ocean view from the spring with unique color.
Read more Chugoku-Shikoku Region, Rating [3/5] Lodging, Metallic smell, Opaque, Private
What is the definition of hot springs?
As long as spring water is hot, can we call it a hot spring?
Japan has the Hot Springs Act.
According to the law, the natural monument in a southern island can be called a hot spring.
Read more Kyushu-Okinawa Region, Rating [1/5] Lukewarm, Natural hot springs
Some hot springs are unforgettably impressive.
Numajiri Motoyu is one of them.
Do not attempt to go there because it is in the danger zone with poison gas.
Read more Hokkaido-Tohoku Region, Rating [4/5] Hottest, Natural hot springs, Opaque, Sulfur smell
What kind of place do you think is a beautiful hot spring?
An open-air bath surrounded by beautiful nature may be a good idea.
Today I would like to introduce a beautiful indoor bath, even though the building was established around 90 years ago.
Read more Kanto Region, Rating [4/5] Lodging, Mixed bath, Sauna
Do you know a temple having hot springs?
Hot springs often pertain to religion.
The place I would like to introduce today is a renovated temple, and not an actively working temple.
However, it takes an important role as a community network, which temples realized at a time in the past.
Read more Chubu Region, Rating [3/5] 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.
Read more Kinki Region, Rating [4/5] Hottest, Lodging, Metallic smell, Opaque