Straight out of the ground

A hot springs with a pool or established right on the source, which enables to provide authentic natural water. The water temperature should be moderate for soaking. This blog does not classify a natural hot spring in this category, due to the duplication in many cases.

[World’s Deepest Hot Spring] The Springs Resort & Spa

Do you think Japan is one of the most advanced countries in terms of hot springs?

Indeed, soaking in hot springs is widely accepted among Japanese people, and the culture relevant to hot springs has a deep history.

However, considering there are much more volcanos that can be a source of the heat in other countries, hot springs could be seen all over the world.

I keenly though it in that way, when I encountered a fantastic hot spring that we should experience even if we need to cross the ocean.

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[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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