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[Hidden World of Peat Springs] Akishigeyu

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Do you know Peat springs?

This means hot springs containing organic substance derived from plants, but it is not an official term.

However, if you trace the roots, surprisingly, you will reach the Napoleonic Wars.

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[Mexican Quality] Mision Comanjilla

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What do you think the biggest enchantment of Mexico?

In my opinion, it may be a kind of roughness both in a positive and negative way.

Especially in terms of hot springs, the roughness often realizes wild free-flowing use of the spring.

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[Plate Tectonics] Minshuku Boukai, Nanki-shirahama Onsen

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Why do you think hot springs are hot?

If they are in volcanic areas, you may imagine that the magma body heats underground water.

However, it cannot explain scalding hot water gushing in the area where there are no active volcanos nearby.

In fact, movements of plates of the earth create some hot springs.

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[Amazing Theme Park] Grutas Tolantongo

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Do you know Mexico has many hot springs?

Mexico is a resource-rich nation in terms of hot springs, because it is located on Ring of Fire just as same as Japan.

Today I will introduce an amazing spot that seems to symbolize the resources.

Gallons of hot spring water are gushing from giant caves, and there is a theme park centering the warm river flowing out.

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[Coal Mine, Nuclear Plant, and Hot Spring] Koito Ryokan, Iwaki-yumoto Onsen

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Do you know the relationship between hot springs and industry?

Iwaki-shi in Fukushima prefecture has been at the mercy of the energy industry.

In ancient times, the city experienced ebb and flow of a coal mine, and today suffers from the reputational damage of the serious accident of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.

It is no coincidence that there are great hot springs in such city.

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[Firefly] Hatago Shibiso, Shibi Onsen

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Why do you think that you feel good when you are in an open-air bath?

An open-air bath is almost the only place where you can be naked in outdoor.

By getting naked, you can enjoy the changing seasons in perfect harmony with nature.

There is a hot spring where you can enjoy light of fireflies around rainy season.

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[Triple Enchantment] Ebisuya, Tamanashi Onsen

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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.

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[Movable Onsen Bazooka] Shogawa-yutani Onsen

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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.

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[Imperial Spring] Omaru Onsen Ryokan, Okunasu Onsen

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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.

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