[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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[Ancestral Memory] Spence Hot Springs

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What do you think is the relevance between hot springs and caves?

Hot springs and caves are linked all over the world.

Gushing springs sometimes create a cave, and its rustic atmosphere makes hot springs more attractive.

In the cave, you will have a mysterious feeling of relief.

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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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[Different Water, Different Color] Giggling Springs Hot Springs

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What are elements that characterize hot springs?

They trigger our five senses by the texture, smell and taste, but the color may be the easiest element to explain the attractiveness through blogs.

Today let us soak in emerald green water, which reminds us of the famous hot springs in Yellowstone National Park…

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[Legacy of the Bubble Era] Yamamizuki, Shimanto Onsen

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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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[Nearly on Border] Boquillas (Langford) Hot Springs

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Do you know hot springs nearly on border?

The border between the United States and Mexico became the focus of attention, due to President Trump’s promise.

When you soak in the hot spring that is located nearly on the border, what will you see from the tub…?

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[Reception Dog] Tennen Onsen Therme Ryugu

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Do you think it necessary to go far from town, in order to find good hot springs?

Actually, in Japan, it often happens that high-quality hot springs gush out from urban area.

In my opinion, it is no coincidence that two major cities in Japan, Tokyo and Osaka have great hot springs…

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[The Newest Water Is the Best] Blackstone Hotsprings

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Have you become curious about who soaked in the tub filled with spring water, before you use it?

If enough amount of water has been continuously poured, there would be no problems, but sometimes you may well feel uneasy.

Some of spa facilities with plenty of water, contrary to your concern, replace their water of private tubs every time visitors use it.

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[Edge of Hot Springs] Suga, Natural Monument

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What is the definition of hot springs?

As long as the water upwelling from the ground is warm or hot, is it possible to call it a hot spring?

Japan has the Hot Springs Act.

According to the law, the natural monument in a southern island can be called a hot spring.

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