Do you know the relationship between hot springs and industry?
Iwaki-shi in Fukushima prefecture has been at the mercy of the energy industry.
In ancient times, the city experienced ebb and flow of a coal mine, and today suffers from the reputational damage of the serious accident of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.
It is no coincidence that there are great hot springs in such city.
Read more Hokkaido-Tohoku Region, Rating [5/5] Hydrogen sulfide, Lodging, Opaque, Sightseeing
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.
Read more 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.
Read more Hokkaido-Tohoku Region, Rating [5/5] Gourmet, Lodging, Metallic smell, Opaque, Private
What are elements that characterize hot springs?
They trigger our five senses by the texture, smell and taste, but the color may be the easiest element to explain the attractiveness through blogs.
Today let us soak in emerald green water, which reminds us of the famous hot springs in Yellowstone National Park.
Read more New Mexico, Rating [3/5] Jemez Springs, Opaque, Sightseeing
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.
Read more Chugoku-Shikoku Region, Rating [4/5] Lodging, Metallic smell, Opaque, Private
Do you know a hot spring river of milky white water?
The impressive spot must be one of the best hot springs with an exclusion of the fact:
You will have the brush with death from the toxic gas.
Read more Hokkaido-Tohoku Region, Rating [5/5] Hot spring river, Hottest, Opaque, Sulfur dioxide, Wilderness
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.
Read more Chubu Region, Rating [3/5] Metallic smell, Opaque