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] 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 [4/5] Hydrogen sulfide, Lukewarm
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
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.
Read more Kinki Region, Rating [4/5] Peat smell, Sauna
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
Do you know a hot spring river with milky white water?
The impressive spot must be one of the best hot springs with an exclusion of the fact:
You will have the brush with death from the toxic gas.
Read more Hokkaido-Tohoku Region, Rating [4/5] Hottest, Natural hot springs, Opaque, Sulfur dioxide
Do you know what is a hot spring upwelling from the ground?
It is a premium hot spring where you can enjoy extremely fresh water, because the sources of the spring is located directly at the bottom of tubs.
Okayama prefecture is famous for such springs, so I stayed in a Ryokan Okutsuso.
However, the enchantment of the inn was not just the hot spring upwelling from the ground.
Read more Chugoku-Shikoku Region, Rating [5/5] Lodging, Private, Straight out of the ground
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