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.
Hokkaido-Tohoku Region, Rating [5/5] Gourmet, Lodging, Metallic Smell, Opaque, Private Bath
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.
Chubu Region, Rating [5/5] Hydrogen Sulfide, Sightseeing, Tepid
Do you know a hot spring river of 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.
Hokkaido-Tohoku Region, Rating [5/5] Extremely Hot, Hot Spring River, Opaque, Sulfur Dioxide, Wilderness
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.
Chugoku-Shikoku Region, Rating [5/5] Gourmet, Lodging, Private Bath, Upwelling from the Ground
What is superiority of Kurokawa Onsen?
Both the relaxed atmosphere and nature of the spring would be correct answers.
However, you should learn good lessons from this phoenix-like city, which changed from a ghost town just as same as many spa cities in the world, to one of the most popular hot springs in Japan.
Kyushu-Okinawa Region, Rating [5/5] Opaque, Private Bath, Sulfur Dioxide
Do you know real Arima Onsen?
Arima is counted among Thee Ancient Springs and is near big cities like Osaka and Kobe so some of you may have been there.
However, this historical spa city is facing depletion of the water; therefore, there are few inns providing real spring water that is not artificially processed.
Kinki Region, Rating [5/5] Extremely Hot, Lodging, Metallic Smell, Opaque