• Anyone who has watched Hayao Miyazaki's Sen To Chihiro No Kamikakushi ( Spirited Away ) needs no introduction to onsen (hot spring) culture. (travelandleisure.com)
  • Although the term onsen literally means hot spring, it can also be used for a cold spring if it contains any of 19 different minerals specified by the onsen law that was enacted in 1948. (japantimes.co.jp)
  • The country's three oldest hot springs are believed to be the Dogo Onsen in Ehime Prefecture, Arima Onsen in Hyogo Prefecture and Shirahama Onsen in Wakayama Prefecture, because ancient literature describes emperors' trips to these places. (japantimes.co.jp)
  • Legend has it an injured white heron found Dogo Onsen and flew to the springs every day until its ailing leg was completely cured. (japantimes.co.jp)
  • Kukai, the founder of the Shingon sect in the ninth century, is said to have discovered many hot springs across the nation, including the Shuzenji Onsen in Shizuoka Prefecture. (japantimes.co.jp)
  • Desert Hot Springs, California is within Riverside County and has a population of 19,500 residents, with 30 people living in halfway homes for drug and alcohol abuse. (drug-rehab.org)
  • The waterworks for the city of Hot Springs are below the trail on the north side of the ridge. (nps.gov)
  • We found great results within 40 km of Desert Hot Springs. (tripadvisor.com.au)
  • Within Desert Hot Springs there are 810 people who smoke marijuana, 355 people who are misusing prescribed medications, 130 cocaine addicts and 10 people who are addicted to heroin. (drug-rehab.org)
  • In English the term is used more or less interchangeably for "wild" springs, where the water emerges directly from the ground into a natural catchment that can be used for bathing, and "developed" springs, which exploit the spring through construction of man-made artifacts such as pools and bath houses. (wikitravel.org)
  • Commercial operators of developed springs will generally ensure that the water temperature is appropriate (sometimes offering several choices of temperature in different pools) through dilution of the spring's effluent with water from the commercial supply or other sources. (wikitravel.org)
  • The distinctive, sulfurous smell of geothermal activity greets the many thousands of visitors who visit the hot springs, geysers and mud pools of the North Island's Rotorua-Taupō region every year. (teara.govt.nz)
  • The major geothermal fields in the Taupō region give rise to the spectacular geysers, boiling springs, mud pools and fumaroles (steam or gas vents) throughout the region. (teara.govt.nz)
  • The hot water in this place is divided into various pools with several measures that flowed directly from the hot spring that located near from the location of the bath. (indonesia-tourism.com)
  • It looks like somebody would have tried to develop them like they've done at Hot Springs, Arkansas,' the Mississippian replied. (nps.gov)
  • A trip to Hot Springs, Arkansas, isn't complete without a visit to some of the area's popular restaurants. (hotsprings.org)
  • Hot Springs, Arkansas, is full of popular attractions to consider visiting when you're planning your trip. (hotsprings.org)
  • In January 1878 Harper's Monthly ran an article called "The Hot Springs of Arkansas," by A. Van Cleef. (americanheritage.com)
  • Van Cleef suggested that it was Arkansas, in fact, that Ponce de Leon was seeking in 1521 when he settled for Florida, that the hot springs were the "waters of life," the reality that became fabled as the Fountain of Youth. (americanheritage.com)
  • West Shores provides Independent Living and Assisted Living in Hot Springs, Arkansas, in a park-like setting with walking paths and views of Lake Hamilton. (aplaceformom.com)
  • These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in Hot Springs, AR, a metropolitan statistical area in Arkansas. (bls.gov)
  • The holiday season has already begun, as Garvan Woodland Gardens near Hot Springs turned on more than 2 million sparkling lights Saturday night to illuminate 17 acres of gardens. (arkansasonline.com)
  • Login to our Hot Springs High School Savages Alumni Site to see what your fellow Savages have been up to. (alumniclass.com)
  • The surrounding hills are still beautiful and pine-covered, Hot Springs Mountain affords a magnificent view, "stores of all kinds" are, now as then, "abundant," and the bathing process continues much the same as when Van Cleef took the waters. (americanheritage.com)
  • The possibility that Hernando de Soto saw the springs in 1542 continues to be celebrated in promotional literature, often confusing de Soto with the more commercially attractive Ponce de Leon and even suggesting that de Soto's death, a few months after his 'Visit" to the area, would have been averted had he stayed beside these waters. (americanheritage.com)
  • Hot springs the world over, like these in Japan, offer rejuvenating waters thought to have healing qualities. (usatoday.com)
  • Hot springs of every description dot the globe, offering healing and rejuvenation in soothing waters that contain such minerals as lithium, iodine and salts. (usatoday.com)
  • The Faywood Hot Springs Hotel, which could serve up to 125 guests, was one-storied, with a three-sided courtyard and an almost 900 feet (270 m) long veranda. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1904, in a report by the Governor of New Mexico to the Secretary of the Interior, Faywood was identified as one of the more popular hot springs sites with "excellent hotel accommodations. (wikipedia.org)
  • This Hot Springs hotel also offers barbecue grills, laundry facilities, and dry cleaning/laundry services. (expedia.com)
  • Right from being whisked away from the airport and dropping you at your hotel to sightseeing, arranging and booking Hot Springs car rental is so easy with CheapOair. (cheapoair.com)
  • One block off Lincoln Avenue our 'Main Street' our Calistoga hotel is a short walk to acclaimed restaurants and shops, and minutes from incredible wineries, hot air balloon rides, golf, and culinary adventures. (kayak.com)
  • KAYAK searches hundreds of travel sites to help you find and book the hotel deal at Calistoga Spa Hot Springs that suits you best. (kayak.com)
  • KAYAK searches hundreds of travel sites to help you find and book the hotel deal at Lvshun Hot Spring Holiday Hotel that suits you best. (kayak.com)
  • The Homestead has been around since 1776, when visitors flocked to the hotel for the crystal clear Jefferson Springs. (ctnow.com)
  • Track and react with millions of Hot Springs Hotel fans just like you on TV Time. (thetvdb.com)
  • Commented together with my wife Sandra) If tranquillity is what you are looking for, come to Yuli, and this hotel with its melaleuca forest trails and personal hot springs will make it a good choice to unwind! (booking.com)
  • At Hotel Mountain Paradise, located at the base of Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica, you'll experience luxurious accommodations near the wondrous La Fortuna hot springs. (usatoday.com)
  • you may have to sit on a rock at water's edge to doff your clothing, and pre-entry showers are pretty well out of the question, let alone amenities like poolside drinks that a developed spring may offer. (wikitravel.org)
  • For example, as a general rule, springs in the United States that have been developed by government will have fewer amenities, but also lower admission fees, than for-profit developments. (wikitravel.org)
  • Modern, push-button technology and amenities combine with Costa Rican hospitality to ensure guests are comfortable while enjoying the splendors of this area and its world-famous hot springs. (usatoday.com)
  • Boiling springs, geysers and sinter deposits (from geysers and hot springs) are typical features of alkaline chloride geothermal systems. (teara.govt.nz)
  • Boiling alkaline chloride springs occur where geothermal fluids can rise quickly to the surface - often along a line of weakness such as a fault - without being modified at the surface by contact with rocks or soil, or the atmosphere. (teara.govt.nz)
  • Many are geothermal in origin, with proximity to the earth's hot magma. (usatoday.com)
  • Numerous other hot springs are associated with remnants of volcanic activity, particularly in Northland, Coromandel, the Hauraki Plains and the Bay of Plenty. (teara.govt.nz)
  • Use our attraction finder to explore all of the fun places to see and things to do in the Hot Springs area. (hotsprings.org)
  • This species is listed as Near Threatened in view of its reliance on areas of hot springs at high altitudes (a restricted area of occupancy), although its extent of occurrence is much larger than 20,000 km 2 , and its population is is estimated to number 13,000 individuals, the extent and quality of its habitat is potentially threatened because of the construction of geo-thermal hydro-electric stations and human disturbance. (iucnredlist.org)
  • Modeled after the original bands of the decade, these groups can be hired for private gigs in the Hot Springs County, WY area. (gigmasters.com)
  • The property was acquired by Colonel Richard Hudson, the county's first sheriff, and by 1878 was named Mimbres Hot Springs. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Shihlin District Prosecutors' Office confirmed yesterday that Zhu, a deputy director of Beijing's National Bureau of Statistics, died of heart failure on Thursday during a hot spring bath on Yangmingshan in suburban Taipei. (taipeitimes.com)
  • In Japan, most hot springs are clustered in volcanic belts in Kyushu and the Tohoku and Chubu regions, activated by four plates across the nation and its surrounding seabeds. (japantimes.co.jp)
  • Some hot springs draw their heat from diastrophism or radioactive elements underground, according to a book written in 1994 by Haruo Shirouzu, a professor emeritus at Kyushu University. (japantimes.co.jp)
  • Fellow TreeHugger and TriplePundit Nick Aster paid me a Big Sky visit and we decided to find out what quiet and open space are like around Boulder Hot Springs . (treehugger.com)
  • Find unbeatable airfare deals on top airlines flying to Hot Springs on CheapOair. (cheapoair.com)
  • I'll struggle to find the information on my own and miss out on the hottest deals. (realtytrac.com)
  • Hot springs are exotic and extreme habitats, where you find a lot of bizarre organisms," he said. (eurekalert.org)
  • Hot springs in Europe, including in Germany, France and the Czech Republic, often find more visitors less bent on relaxing and more inclined to seek out the springs' medicinal benefits. (japantimes.co.jp)
  • Instead, hot springs on land, similar to the "warm little pond" favoured by Charles Darwin, may be a better fit for the cradle of life. (newscientist.com)
  • Although less publicised, there are numerous warm springs scattered throughout the North and South islands. (teara.govt.nz)
  • Isolated warm springs associated with faultlines. (teara.govt.nz)
  • After have a great tour through the wild life refuge we continue to have a relaxing bath at Hot Spring close to zone. (lonelyplanet.com)
  • DRJ Spring World is a great place to network, learn what your peers in the industry are doing to solve problems and hear world class speakers bring their perspectives and experiences to the attendees," says Dunn. (prweb.com)
  • The coolest thing about this primitive hot springs is that it is a great destination for a one day snowmobile adventure. (totalescape.com)
  • If you plan on visiting the springs, you must not play around in the meadow much, there is plenty great Sierra scenery to be had. (totalescape.com)
  • I went to the public hot spring and it was great! (booking.com)
  • The residents of Kitagata are concerned that the construction of the nearby Kagamba-Ishaka Road, may have put the hot springs in harm's way by exposing them to flooding. (wikipedia.org)
  • The hot springs are located at an altitude of 5,782 feet (1,762 m) and sheltered from heavy winds by nearby mountains. (wikipedia.org)
  • In this paper, we present the metagenomic analysis of eight globally distributed terrestrial hot springs from China, Iceland, Italy, Russia, and the USA with a temperature range between 61 and 92 ∘ C and pH between 1.8 and 7. (springer.com)