Do you know Peat Springs?
This means hot springs containing organic substance derived from plants, but it is not an official term.
However, if you trace the roots, surprisingly, you will reach the Napoleonic Wars.
Read more Kyushu-Okinawa Region, Rating [5/5] Peat smell
What do you think the biggest enchantment of Mexico?
In my opinion, it may be a kind of roughness both in a positive and negative way.
Especially in terms of hot springs, the roughness often realizes wild free-flowing use of the spring.
Read more Mexico, Rating [5/5] Hottest, Lodging, Oil smell, Opaque, Sulfur smell
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.
Read more New Mexico, Rating [2/5] Lukewarm, Natural hot springs
Did you know Mexico has many hot springs?
Mexico is a resource-rich nation in terms of hot springs, because it is located on Ring of Fire.
Today I will visit an amazing spot where seems to symbolize the resources.
Gallons of hot spring water are gushing from giant caves, and there is a theme park centering the warm river flowing out.
Read more Mexico, Rating [5/5] Lodging, Lukewarm, Opaque
Do you think that the most important factor of a hot spring is the quality of water?
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.
Read more New Mexico, Rating [3/5] Lodging, Private, 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.
Read more New Mexico, Rating [4/5] Hottest, Jemez Springs, Oil smell, Private, Sulfur smell
Is it difficult for a large-seized hotel to have good hot springs?
Indeed, it is usually true, so that small motels with hot springs often provide their water in a better condition.
However, there are some exceptions:
Izura in Ibaragi is one of the most important places for Japanese modern art, and is famous for its beautiful scenery.
In a large-sized hotel at such tourist spot, there is a great hot spring with characteristic smell.
Read more Kanto Region, Rating [5/5] Lodging, Oil smell
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.
Read more California, Rating [2/5] Lodging, Sulfur smell
Why do you feel good when you are in open-air baths?
An open-air bath is almost the only place where you can be naked in outdoor.
Getting naked, you will realize the changing seasons in perfect harmony with nature.
There is a hot spring where you can see light of fireflies around rainy season.
Read more Kyushu-Okinawa Region, Rating [5/5] Lodging, Private, Sulfur smell
Do you think a hot spring upwelling from the ground is valuable?
Such kind of springs are generally rare, because only a tub can be placed right above the source of the spring.
However, in Truth or Consequences, one of the largest spa cities in the southwestern USA, there is plentiful water upwelling from the ground.
Read more New Mexico, Rating [3/5] Private, Straight out of the ground, Truth or Consequences