I yesterday went to one of the most famous hot spiring in Japan. Kusatsu is located in the north-west of Guman Prefecture to which it takes about 4 hours to drive from Tokyo. The characteristics of the hot spring is a acid hot water measured ph2. The hot spring peels off bad substances on the surface of shins and revive skins themselves just by taking a bath. As you can imagine, I was refreshed and relaxed after all.
The fame or reputation of a place brings people to the area. Although it was not a vacation season, a lot of people were walking on streets in Kusatsu. Of course, Kusatsu has a long history in which a lot of famous novelists and politicians were attracted. However, people in Kusatsu, I assume, have not let success go to their heads. They must have made a great deal of efforts to make it more attractive to people as a tourist spot.