What do you think the good points of Americans?
I like the way they seem to think that the bigger something is, the better it is.
Everything from cups in a restaurant to pickup trucks running on the street looks huge as if it were the symbol of wealth.
The world’s biggest hot spring pool is as well in the United States.
Colorado, Rating [2/5] Lodging, Opaque, Tepid
Do you know Gila Hot Springs?
In a campground deep in the mountains of New Mexico, there is the hot springs.
I felt the same kind of atmosphere as secluded Japanese Ryokans’ open-air baths.
Perhaps the reason might be in an unlikely place.
New Mexico, Rating [5/5] Lodging, Mixed Bath
What did influence the destiny of the city?
The West Coast is an area of high population density, and is located on the Ring of Fire, so that there are several spa cities nearby.
Meanwhile, there are places becoming a ghost town.
California, Rating [2/5] Hydrogen Sulfide, Lodging, Tepid
Which do you like peaks or valleys?
This time, I will visit an unfinished resort with hot springs, which is located at the bottom of a deep valley where the seventh-highest bridge in the United States is spanning.
New Mexico, Rating [2/5] Sightseeing, Tepid, Wilderness
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.
New Mexico, Rating [2/5] Gourmet, Lodging, Private Bath, Truth or Consequences
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.
New Mexico, Rating [4/5] Extremely Hot, Private Bath, Sightseeing, Sulfur Dioxide
Do only Japanese people enthusiastically love hot springs?
No, it is also applicable to Korean people.
In the United States, where accept diversity of ethnic groups, Korean community is one of the forces.
They maintain a hot spring with strong smell of hydrogen sulfide, which American people generally do not understand the value.
California, Rating [2/5] Hydrogen Sulfide, Lodging
Do you think a hot spring upwelling from the ground is valuable?
Such kind of springs would be rare, because in general, only one tub can be placed right above the source of a spring.
However, in Truth or Consequences, one of the largest spa cities in the southwestern United States, there is plentiful water upwelling from the ground.
New Mexico, Rating [3/5] Gourmet, Private Bath, Truth or Consequences, Upwelling from the Ground
What do you think is efficacy of hot springs?
Do you think the most important element is the inclusion?
Actually, only a little inclusion can be absorbed through the skin.
Today I would like to introduce a hot spring in terms of “gravity.”
New Mexico, Rating [4/5] Lodging, Private Bath, Truth or Consequences, Upwelling from the Ground
Where did American Indians choose the place for dwelling?
There is an American Indian’s dwelling in the northern area of New Mexico, surrounded by rich natural environment of the highland.
Near the holy place, which is designated a World Heritage site, you will find a hot spring upwelling.
New Mexico, Rating [2/5] Sightseeing, Wilderness