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 [4/5] 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 [3/5] Extremely Hot, Lodging
Do you know a hot spring where is free of vanities?
This underground bathroom does not have even a window, and it may look barren.
However, the room reached the functional beauty, by pursuing goals for providing hot springs in the best condition…
New Mexico, Rating [4/5] Lodging, Private Bath, Truth or Consequences, Upwelling from the Ground
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