Sauna

A bath that uses dry heat to induce perspiration

[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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[The Newest Water Is the Best] Blackstone Hotsprings

Have you become curious about who soaked in the tub filled with spring water, before you use it?

If enough amount of water has been continuously poured, there would be no problems, but sometimes you may well feel uneasy.

Some of spa facilities with plenty of water, contrary to your concern, replace their water of private tubs every time people use it.

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[Truth or Consequences] Riverbend Hot Springs

Do you know a hot spring with a glorious view of American nature?

It is two hours’ drive from El Paso to get to a city with the unusual name, Truth or Consequences.

In the past, they changed the name to the title of a popular radio program, in order to revitalize the city.

Today, to tell the truth, the atmosphere of city would seem rather run-down.

However, here is one of the largest spa cities in the Southwestern United States.

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