Private Bath

A bathroom that can be used as exclusive use for a family

[Enduring the Unendurable] Ryokan Adumaya, Yunomine Onsen

Whose phrase do you think “enduring the unendurable” is?

Indeed this is from broadcast of the voice of Japan’s Emperor Hirohito, at the end of World War II.

However, it is a little known fact that a Zen Buddhist, Gempo Yamamoto suggested to use this word, and the emperor as a symbol of unity of the people.

His life started from this hot spring inn.

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[Extraordinary Experiences] Sierra Grande Lodge & Spa

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.

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[What is Comfort Temperature?] Jemez Springs Bath House

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 United States, but most of them are not so hot for Japanese.

Indeed, it may be reasonable considering its lower physical burden.

However, sometimes I would like to renew myself in body and spirit, by soaking in strikingly hot water.

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