[Functional Beauty] Indian Springs

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Do you know a hot spring where is free of vanities?

This underground bathroom does not have even a window, and it may look barren.

However, the room reached the functional beauty, by pursuing goals for providing hot springs in the best condition…

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[Not Just Upwelling from the Ground] Okutsuso, Okutsu Onsen

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Do you know what are hot springs upwelling from the ground?

These are premium hot springs where you can enjoy extremely fresh water, because sources of the spring are located directly at the bottom of tubs.

Okayama prefecture is famous for having 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.

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[Spirited Away] Sekizenkan, Shima Onsen

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What places do you think are beautiful hot springs?

An open-air bath surrounded by beautiful nature may be a good idea.

Today I would like to introduce a beautiful “indoor” bath, even though the building was established around 90 years ago.

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[Star-spangled Sky] Chinati Hot Springs

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Do you want to spend a night in a lodge with hot springs, under star-spangled sky?

Texas is about twice as large as Japan, but unfortunately, there are few hot springs.

In such state, I found a so great lodging facility.

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[Renovated Temple] Sanso-nimoku Saienji

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Do you know a temple having hot springs?

Hot springs often pertain to religion.

The place I would like to introduce today is a renovated temple, and not an actively working temple.

However, it takes an important role as a community network, which temples realized at a time in the past.

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[Phoenix-like] Koukichi No Yu, Kurokawa Onsen

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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.

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[Desert Spring] Five Palms Warm Well Oasis

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Can you imagine warm springs in the desert?

It is 2 hours’ and a half drive from San Diego.

In the dried-up field, suddenly you will encounter a beautiful oasis surrounded by palm trees.

The hidden spring is, surprisingly a warm spring.

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