Metallic Smell

[Debauched Pilgrims] Motoyu, Yoshino Onsen

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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.

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[Triple Enchantment] Ebisuya, Tamanashi Onsen

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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.

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[Legacy of the Bubble Era] Yamamizuki, Shimanto Onsen

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Are there any relation between the bubble economy and hot springs?

During the bubble years, many recreation facilities including hot springs were developed across Japan.

However, quite a lot of these were abandoned in financial difficulties afterward.

This hot spring went out of business, even though it hardly did the business, and after a long interval of silence, it was perfectly renovated and you can enjoy the glorious ocean view from the spring with unique color…

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[Renovated Temple] Sanso-nimoku Saienji

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Do you know a temple having hot springs?

Hot springs often pertain to religion.

The place I would like to introduce today is a renovated temple, and not an actively working temple.

However, it takes an important role as a community network, which temples realized at a time in the past.

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[Real Arima] Kamiobo, Arima Onsen

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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.

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