Whose is the phrase “enduring the unendurable?”
Indeed this is from broadcast of the voice of Japan’s Emperor Hirohito, at the end of World War II.
However, it is not well known fact that a Zen Buddhist, Gempo Yamamoto suggested to use this phrase, and the emperor as a symbol of unity of the people.
His life started from this hot spring inn.
Kinki Region, Rating [5/5] Gourmet, Hydrogen Sulfide, Lodging, Opaque, Private Bath, Sauna
Do you know hot spring cure?
Hot spring cure is to stay at a hot spring inn at least for a week and to have disease treatment through the soak.
For the purpose, different from hotels for holidaymaking or recovery from exhaustion, such inn should be cheaper and with the most basic amenity.
The hot spring inn in the United States was full of primary colors.
New Mexico, Rating [3/5] Gourmet, Lodging, Private Bath, Truth or Consequences
Do you like a private bath?
When you want to be alone, or to stay with your family, a private bath would be the best choice.
However, most private baths lack a sense of openness in a closed space surrounded by walls.
I had thought that way since I knew an alternative option of “partially” private baths in the desert.
Arizona, Rating [2/5] Lodging, Mixed Bath, Private Bath, Sightseeing, Tepid
Do you know San Miguel de Allende?
Many American people lives in the city after retirement, and that is probably why there has sophisticated air that is different from any other cities in Mexico.
On the contrary, there you can find the very Mexican way in some aspects at the hot spring.
Mexico, Rating [1/5] Lodging, Private Bath, Sightseeing, Tepid
Do you think that the most important factor of a hot spring is the quality of spring?
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.
New Mexico, Rating [2/5] Gourmet, Lodging, Private Bath, Truth or Consequences
What is your comfort temperature for soaking?
Not only individual tastes but also cultures define the comfort temperature.
There are many hot springs in the USA, but most of them are not so hot.
Indeed, it may be reasonable considering its lower physical burden.
However, sometimes you may want to renew myself in body and spirit, by soaking in extremely hot water.
New Mexico, Rating [4/5] Extremely Hot, Private Bath, Sightseeing, Sulfur Dioxide
Why do you think you feel good when you enjoy an open-air bath?
An open-air bath is almost the only place where you can be naked in outdoor.
Getting naked, you will realize the changing seasons in perfect harmony with nature.
There is a hot spring where you can see light of fireflies around rainy season.
Kyushu-Okinawa Region, Rating [5/5] Gourmet, Hydrogen Sulfide, Lodging, Private Bath
Do you think a hot spring upwelling from the ground is valuable?
Such kind of springs are generally rare, because only a tub can be placed right above the source of the spring.
However, in Truth or Consequences, one of the largest spa cities in the southwestern USA, there is plentiful water upwelling from the ground.
New Mexico, Rating [3/5] Gourmet, Private Bath, Truth or Consequences, Upwelling from the Ground
What do you think is efficacy of hot springs?
Is the most important element the inclusion?
Actually, only a little inclusion can be absorbed through our skin.
Today I would like to introduce a hot spring in terms of gravity.
New Mexico, Rating [4/5] Lodging, Private Bath, Truth or Consequences, Upwelling from the Ground
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.
Hokkaido-Tohoku Region, Rating [5/5] Gourmet, Lodging, Metallic Smell, Opaque, Private Bath