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[Coal Mine, Nuclear Plant, and Hot Spring] Koito Ryokan, Iwaki-yumoto Onsen

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.

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Hokkaido-Tohoku Region, Rating [5/5] , , ,

[Legacy of the Bubble Era] Yamamizuki, Shimanto Onsen

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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Chugoku-Shikoku Region, Rating [4/5] , , ,