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.
California, Rating [2/5] Hydrogen Sulfide, Lodging
Why do you think that you feel good when you are in an open-air bath?
An open-air bath is almost the only place where you can be naked in outdoor.
By getting naked, you can enjoy the changing seasons in perfect harmony with nature.
There is a hot spring where you can enjoy light of fireflies around rainy season.
Kyushu-Okinawa Region, Rating [5/5] Gourmet, Hydrogen Sulfide, Lodging, Private Bath
What do you think is efficacy of hot springs?
Do you think the most important element is the inclusion?
Actually, only a little inclusion can be absorbed through the skin.
Today I would like to introduce a hot spring in terms of “gravity.”
New Mexico, Rating [4/5] Lodging, Private Bath, Truth or Consequences, Upwelling from the Ground
Do you associate Yoshino in Nara with cherry blossom viewing?
300 years ago, Mt. Yoshino was also a training site for ascetic pilgrims.
There remains a historical hot spring, where some of them debauched around the water.
Kinki Region, Rating [3/5] Lodging, Metallic Smell, Opaque
Do you know the place where you can enjoy three different hot springs: an Onsen Ryokan and two public baths?
Ebisuya Ryokan is located in the mountains of Aizu area and there are no other inns nearby.
Nonetheless, it is surrounded by two public baths whose nature of the springs is different.
Hokkaido-Tohoku Region, Rating [5/5] Gourmet, Lodging, Metallic Smell, Opaque, Private Bath
Do you think mixed bathing without clothing is Japan-specific culture?
It is not true.
In the United States, there are many hippies, who are said to originate from protests to the Vietnam War and deny rule-bond human living.
Actually mixed bathing culture exists across the United States, affected by hippies’ philosophy.
New Mexico, Rating [2/5] Lodging, Mixed Bath, Private Bath, Sightseeing
Have you become curious about who soaked in the tub filled with spring water, before you use it?
If enough amount of water has been continuously poured, there would be no problems, but sometimes you may well feel uneasy.
Some of spa facilities with plenty of water, contrary to your concern, replace their water of private tubs every time people use it.
New Mexico, Rating [3/5] Lodging, Private Bath, Sauna, Sightseeing, Truth or Consequences
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 [4/5] Extremely Hot, Lodging