According to some surveys, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Japan is Hokkaido among Asian countries and regions.
Especially Noboribetsu Onsen and Toyako Onsen enjoy popularity due to the accessible location from New Chitose Airport.
Kojohama Onsen is nearer than these hot springs, but remains tranquility.
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Portland, in the State of Oregon is ranked high in several surveys about the best places to live in the U.S.
It is only one and a half hour’s drive from the city full of the Modern Hippies to a bathhouse in deep in the mountains.
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The hot spring is located near a wintering place of brown bears, and is surrounded by an enormous number of black-flies in summer.
The entrance road is closed from October through June due to the snow cover.
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The Japanese tradition, a hot-spring cure is not outdated.
Toyotomi Onsen, near the northernmost point of Japan has remarkable government activities including the tax exemption for the use of hot springs, and the assistance for school attendance during a hot-spring cure.
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A desolate bathhouse in the southern Hokkaido has real hospitality.
The humble shack tells what the real hospitality is.
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Many hotels in the United States are under chain managements.
Low-end brands are suitable for tourists who do not put much value on the accommodation and service, but want to secure the security.
Days Inn is one of such hotel chains, but this Days Inn looks unique.
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A retro-flavored public bathhouse is going to close the business.
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Why do most Japanese people love hot springs?
Dipping in a natural hot springs, I assume that one of the reasons may be the religious idea.
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Why does time seem to speed up with age?
At a rustic spa facility out of step of times, feel the time passing.
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Do you know what a travertine is?
At a hot spring where the spectacular travertine is worth the name, appreciate the nature.
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