Do you think Japan is one of the most advanced countries in terms of hot springs (Onsen)?
Indeed, soaking in hot springs is widely accepted among Japanese people, and the culture relevant to hot springs has a deep history.
However, considering there are much more volcanos that can be a source of the heat in other countries, hot springs could be seen all over the world.
I keenly though it in that way, when I encountered a fantastic hot spring that we should experience even if we need to cross the ocean.
Colorado, Rating [5/5] Extremely Hot, Lodging, Opaque, Sightseeing, Sulfur Dioxide, Upwelling from the Ground
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.
Mexico, Rating [5/5] Extremely Hot, Lodging, Opaque, Sightseeing, Sulfur Dioxide
Why do you think hot springs are hot?
If they are in volcanic areas, you may imagine that the magma body heats underground water.
However, it cannot explain scalding hot water gushing in the area where there are no active volcanos nearby.
In fact, movements of plates of the earth create some hot springs.
Kansai Region, Rating [5/5] Extremely Hot, Hydrogen Sulfide, Lodging, Sightseeing
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 United States, but most of them are not so hot for Japanese.
Indeed, it may be reasonable considering its lower physical burden.
However, sometimes I would like to renew myself in body and spirit, by soaking in strikingly hot water.
New Mexico, Rating [4/5] Extremely Hot, Private Bath, Sightseeing, Sulfur Dioxide
Do you know big spa cities near Los Angeles?
The city’s name is Desert Hot Springs.
Such well-known city has, beyond expectation, excellent hot springs.
California, Rating [3/5] Extremely Hot, Lodging
Do you know a hot spring river of milky-white water?
The impressive spot must be one of the best hot springs with an exclusion of the fact:
You will have the brush with death from toxic gas.
Hokkaido-Tohoku Region, Rating [5/5] Extremely Hot, Hot Spring River, Opaque, Secluded, Sulfur Dioxide
Do you know real Arima Onsen?
Arima is counted among Thee Ancient Springs and is near big cities like Osaka and Kobe, and 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 hot springs in terms of water not artificially processed.
Kansai Region, Rating [5/5] Extremely Hot, Lodging, Metallic Smell, Opaque