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[What is Comfort Temperature?] Jemez Springs Bath House

What is your comfort temperature for soaking?

Not only individual tastes but also cultures define the comfort temperature.

There are many hot springs in the USA, but most of them are not so hot.

Indeed, it may be reasonable considering its lower physical burden.

However, sometimes you may want to renew myself in body and spirit, by soaking in extremely hot water.

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[Taikan Yokoyama’s Ocean] Izura Kanko Hotel, Izura Onsen

Do you think it difficult to have a good hot spring in a large-sized hotel?

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]

[Legacy of the Bubble Era] Yamamizuki, Shimanto Onsen

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.

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[Truth or Consequences] Riverbend Hot Springs

Do you know a hot spring with a glorious view of American nature?

It is two hours’ drive from El Paso to get to a city with the unusual name, Truth or Consequences.

In the past, they changed the name to the title of a popular radio program, in order to revitalize the city.

Today, to tell the truth, the atmosphere of city would seem rather run-down.

However, here is one of the largest spa cities in the Southwestern United States.

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