Do you think Japan is one of the most advanced countries in terms of hot springs?
Indeed, soaking in hot springs is widely accepted among Japanese people, and the culture relevant to hot springs has a deep history.
However, considering there are much more volcanos that can be a source of the heat in other countries, hot springs could be seen all over the world.
I keenly though it in that way, when I encountered a fantastic hot spring that we should experience even if we need to cross the ocean.
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What do you think is the good points of Americans?
I like the way they seem to think the bigger something is, the better it is.
Everything from cups in a restaurant to pickup trucks running on the streets looks huge as if it were the symbol of wealth.
The world’s largest hot springs pool is in the United States.
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What do you think the biggest enchantment of Mexico?
In my opinion, it may be a kind of roughness both in a positive and negative way.
Especially in terms of hot springs, the roughness often realizes wild free-flowing use of the spring.
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Did you know Mexico has many hot springs?
Mexico is a resource-rich nation in terms of hot springs, because it is located on Ring of Fire.
Today I will visit an amazing spot where seems to symbolize the resources.
Gallons of hot spring water are gushing from giant caves, and there is a theme park centering the warm river flowing out.
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What is 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.
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Do you associate Yoshino in Nara with the 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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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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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.
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Is there relevance 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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Do you know a hot spring river with 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.
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