Do you know what is a hot spring upwelling from the ground?
It is a premium hot spring where you can enjoy extremely fresh water, because the sources of the spring is located directly at the bottom of tubs.
Okayama prefecture is famous for 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.
Chugoku-Shikoku Region, Rating [5/5] Gourmet, Lodging, Private Bath, Upwelling from the Ground
What do you think the essence of tranquility?
It is two hours’ drive from Tucson to get to a spa facility with the philosophical name, “Essence of Tranquility.”
You will find it entirely homemade-looking.
Arizona, Rating [3/5] Lodging, Private Bath, Sightseeing
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.
Kanto Region, Rating [4/5] Lodging, Mixed Bath, Sauna
Under a star-spangled sky, do you want to spend a night in a cabin with hot springs?
Texas is about twice as large as Japan, but few hot springs can be founded.
In such state, there is a fantastic inn.
Rating [3/5], Texas Lodging, Private Bath, Sightseeing, Tepid
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.
Chubu Region, Rating [3/5] Metallic Smell, Opaque
Do you associate Florida with beach resorts?
It seems out of fashion.
A hot spring with rotten egg odor is waiting for you.
Florida, Rating [3/5] Hydrogen Sulfide, Tepid, Upwelling from the Ground
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.
Kyushu-Okinawa Region, Rating [5/5] Opaque, Private Bath, Sulfur Dioxide
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.
California, Rating [3/5] Sightseeing, Tepid, Wilderness
Do you know real Arima Onsen?
Arima is counted among Thee Ancient Springs and is near big cities like Osaka and Kobe so some of you may have been there.
However, this historical spa city is facing depletion of the water; therefore, there are few inns providing real spring water that is not artificially processed.
Kinki Region, Rating [5/5] Extremely Hot, Lodging, Metallic Smell, Opaque
Do you know a hot spring with a glorious view of American nature?
It is two hours’ drive from El Paso to get to a city with the unusual name, Truth or Consequences.
In the past, they changed the name to the title of a popular radio program, in order to revitalize the city.
Today, to tell the truth, the atmosphere of city would seem rather run-down.
However, here is one of the largest spa cities in the Southwestern United States.
New Mexico, Rating [4/5] Lodging, Private Bath, Sauna, Truth or Consequences