Hot Springs in the United States

[World’s Deepest Hot Spring] Pagosa Hot Springs

Do you think Japan is one of the most advanced countries in terms of hot springs (Onsen)?

Indeed, soaking in hot springs is widely accepted among Japanese people, and the culture relevant to hot springs has a deep history.

However, considering there are much more volcanos that can be a source of the heat in other countries, hot springs could be seen all over the world.

I keenly though it in that way, when I encountered a fantastic hot spring that we should experience even if we need to cross the ocean.

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[After Ultra-Plinian Eruption] McCauley Hot Springs

Do you know what ultra-Plinian eruption is?

Volcanic activities sometimes have destructive influence on human society.

Out of them, ultra-Plinian eruption brings on a particularly large explosion that causes global change in environment and mass extinction.

Around such supervolcano, hot springs have been gushing over one million years after the eruption.

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[Extraordinary Experiences] Sierra Grande Lodge & Spa

Do you think that the most important factor of a hot spring is the quality of spring?

Actually, I agree with the idea as a hot spring maniac, but most people seem to give importance on “experiences” surrounding the hot spring.

They will recognize a hot spring as great if they have extraordinary experiences, such as cleanly accommodation, great meals, or high quality customer services.

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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 United States, but most of them are not so hot for Japanese.

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

However, sometimes I would like to renew myself in body and spirit, by soaking in strikingly hot water.

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