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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 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.

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New Mexico, Rating [4/5] , , ,

[Legacy of the Bubble Era] Yamamizuki, Shimanto Onsen

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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Chugoku-Shikoku Region, Rating [3/5] , , ,

[Not Just Upwelling from Ground] Okutsuso, Okutsu Onsen

Do you know what is a hot spring upwelling from the ground?

It  is a premium hot spring where you can enjoy extremely fresh water, because the sources of the spring is located directly at the bottom of tubs.

Okayama prefecture is famous for such springs, so I stayed in a Ryokan Okutsuso.

However, the enchantment of the inn was not just the hot spring upwelling from the ground.

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