Why do you think you feel good when you enjoy an open-air bath?
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.
Read more Kyushu-Okinawa Region, Rating [5/5] Gourmet, Hydrogen sulfide, Lodging, Private
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.
Read more 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.
Read more Kinki Region, Rating [3/5] Lodging, Metallic smell, Opaque
Do you know the place where you can enjoy three different hot springs: an Onsen Ryokan and two public baths?
Ebisuya Ryokan is located in the mountains of Aizu area and there are no other inns nearby.
Nonetheless, it is surrounded by two public baths whose nature of the springs is different.
Read more Hokkaido-Tohoku Region, Rating [5/5] Gourmet, Lodging, Metallic smell, Opaque, Private
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.
Read more Chubu Region, Rating [5/5] Hydrogen sulfide, Sightseeing, Tepid
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] Hot spring river, Lodging, Mixed bath
Are there any relation 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 [4/5] Lodging, Metallic smell, Opaque, Private