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.
New Mexico, Rating [4/5] Extremely Hot, Private Bath, Sightseeing, Sulfur Dioxide
When do you think hot springs are forced to close?
It is terribly sorry to see favorite hot springs shut down, but I have experienced such farewells several times.
More and more hot springs are facing difficulties in changing in times.
Chubu Region, Rating [3/5] Peat Smell, Sightseeing
Where did American Indians choose the place for dwelling?
There is an American Indian’s dwelling in the northern area of New Mexico, surrounded by rich natural environment of the highland.
Near the holy place, which is designated a World Heritage site, you will find a hot spring upwelling.
New Mexico, Rating [2/5] Secluded, Sightseeing
Do you think mixed bathing without clothing is Japan-specific culture?
It is not true.
In the United States, there are many hippies, who are said to originate from protests to the Vietnam War and deny rule-bond human living.
Actually mixed bathing culture exists across the United States, affected by hippies’ philosophy.
New Mexico, Rating [2/5] Lodging, Mixed Bath, Private Bath, Sightseeing
Do you think men’s and women’s bath should be completely separated?
When you are with a partner of the opposite gender, it may be more convenient if you can hear each other’s voice.
At this hot spring, surprisingly, a movable “Onsen Bazooka” is connecting men’s bathroom to women’s one.
Chubu Region, Rating [5/5] Hydrogen Sulfide, Sightseeing, Tepid
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.
New Mexico, Rating [4/5] Lodging, Private Bath, Sauna, Sightseeing, Truth or Consequences
What do you think the essence of tranquility?
It is two hours’ drive from Tucson to get to a spa facility with the philosophical name, “Essence of Tranquility.”
You will find it entirely homemade-looking.
Arizona, Rating [3/5] Lodging, Private Bath, Sightseeing
Under a star-spangled sky, do you want to spend a night in a cabin with hot springs?
Texas is about twice as large as Japan, but few hot springs can be founded.
In such state, there is a fantastic inn.
Rating [3/5], Texas Lodging, Private Bath, Sightseeing, Tepid