Hot Springs in Japan

Izura Kanko Hotel, Izura Onsen

Is it difficult for a large-seized hotel to have good hot springs?

Indeed, it is usually true, so that small motels with hot springs often provide their water in a better condition.

However, there are some exceptions:

Izura in Ibaragi is one of the most important places for Japanese modern art, and is famous for its beautiful scenery.

In a large-sized hotel at such tourist spot, there is a great hot spring with characteristic smell.

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Kanto Region, Rating [4/5] ,

Yamamizuki, Shimanto Onsen

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.

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Chugoku-Shikoku Region, Rating [3/5] , ,