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[Forgotten City] Jacumba Hot Springs Spa & Resort

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What did influence the destiny of the city?

The West Coast is an area of high population density, and is located on the Ring of Fire, so that there are several spa cities nearby.

Meanwhile, there are  places becoming a ghost town.

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[Unfinished Resort] Manby Hot Springs

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Which do you like peaks or valleys?

This time, I will visit an unfinished resort with hot springs, which is located at the bottom of a deep valley where the seventh-highest bridge in the United States is spanning.

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[Three Ancient Springs] Hotel Kowakuen, Dogo Onsen

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Does a better-known hot spring provide better water?

Dogo Onsen is famous for being counted as Three Ancient Springs.

However, the amount of water is not so sufficient that you can hardly find free-flowing water.

Let us think about today’s Three Ancient Springs at the almost only one exception, Hotel Kowakuen.

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[Japan-Korea Disputes] House of Siloam

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Do only Japanese people enthusiastically love hot springs?

No, it is also applicable to Korean people.

In the United States, where accept diversity of ethnic groups, Korean community is one of the forces.

They maintain a hot spring with strong smell of hydrogen sulfide, which American people generally do not understand the value.

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[Holy Land] Black Rock Hot Springs

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Where did American Indians choose the place for dwelling?

There is an American Indian’s dwelling in the northern area of New Mexico, surrounded by rich natural environment of the highland.

Near the holy place, which is designated a World Heritage site, you will find a hot spring upwelling.

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[Clothing Optional] Faywood Hot Springs

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Do you think mixed bathing without clothing is Japan-specific culture?

It is not true.

In the United States, there are many hippies, who are said to originate from protests to the Vietnam War and deny rule-bond human living.

Actually mixed bathing culture exists across the United States, affected by hippies’ philosophy.

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[Ancestral Memory] Spence Hot Springs

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What do you think is the relevance between hot springs and caves?

Hot springs and caves are linked all over the world.

Gushing springs sometimes create a cave, and its rustic atmosphere makes hot springs more attractive.

In the cave, you will have a mysterious feeling of relief.

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[Nearly on Border] Boquillas (Langford) Hot Springs

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Do you know hot springs nearly on border?

The border between the United States and Mexico became the focus of attention, due to President Trump’s promise.

When you soak in the hot spring that is located nearly on the border, what will you see from the tub…?

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[Reception Dog] Tennen Onsen Therme Ryugu

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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…

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