What is the difference between an open-air bath and a swimming pool?
There may be several elements such as water temperature, depth, necessity of clothing, and whether swimming is allowed or not, but none of them seem to completely define an open-air bath.
However, when I soaked in an open-air bath in Mexico, I felt like realizing the essence.
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What did influence the destiny of the town?
The West Coast is an area of high population density, and is located on the Ring of Fire, so that there are several spa cities nearby.
Meanwhile, there are places becoming a ghost town.
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The largest enchantment of Mexico may be a kind of roughness both in a positive and negative way.
In terms of hot springs, the roughness often realizes wild free-flowing use of the spring.
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Mexico is a resource-rich nation in terms of hot springs, due to its location on the Ring of Fire.
I visited an amazing spot where seems to symbolize the resources.
Gallons of hot spring water gushed from giant caves, and there was a theme park centering the warm river flowing out.
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Do you think that the most important factor of a hot spring is the quality of water?
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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Not only Japanese people, but also Korean people enthusiastically love hot springs.
In the United States, the 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.
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Do you think that the most important element to the efficacy of a hot spring is the contained material?
Actually, only a little inclusion can be absorbed through our skin.
Today I introduce a hot spring in terms of gravity.
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The mixed bathing being naked is not a Japan-specific culture.
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 U.S., affected by hippies’ philosophy.
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Blackstone Hotsprings is one of the most accomplished hotels in Truth or Consequence.
Not only the guest rooms, but also bathrooms take different twists.
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Desert Hot Springs is one of the most popular spa cities near Los Angeles.
The well-known place has excellent hot springs water.
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