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[Enduring the Unendurable] Ryokan Adumaya, Yunomine Onsen

Whose phrase do you think “enduring the unendurable” is?

Indeed this is from broadcast of the voice of Japan’s Emperor Hirohito, at the end of World War II.

However, it is a little known fact that a Zen Buddhist, Gempo Yamamoto suggested to use this word, and the emperor as a symbol of unity of the people.

His life started from this hot spring inn.

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Kinki Region, Rating [5/5] , , , , ,

[Extraordinary Experiences] Sierra Grande Lodge & Spa

Do you think that the most important factor of a hot spring is the quality of spring?

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.

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New Mexico, Rating [2/5] , , ,

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

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.

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Chugoku-Shikoku Region, Rating [5/5] , , ,