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When you stay at a hot spring inn or hotel in Japan, have you ever seen a table tennis table somewhere in the hotel? Come to think of it, there are quite a few scenes in Japanese dramas and movies where people wear yukata and play table tennis. When I asked a Japanese acquaintance about the relation...

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Noticed? Table tennis tables are available at hot spring inns and hotels!

When you stay at a hot spring inn or hotel in Japan, have you ever seen a table tennis table somewhere in the hotel? Come to think of it, there are quite a few scenes in Japanese dramas and movies where people wear yukata and play table tennis. When I asked a Japanese acquaintance about the relationship between hot springs and table tennis, he surprisingly couldn't tell me why, saying, ``I don't know why, I've never thought about it.''

Let's find a story about hot springs and table tennis!

We asked people who are familiar with modern culture to tell us why.

① You can play in a yukata and slippers after getting out of the hot springs.

②Since the table tennis table is foldable, it does not require a large space, making it easy for facilities to introduce it.

③ Table tennis equipment is simple, the rules are easy to understand, and you can play against anyone regardless of age.

④It's a lot more exciting than I expected.

The keyword of Japanese style entertainment is “Let’s all have fun”

For the above reasons, table tennis has become associated with hot springs, as it is the perfect way to play after bathing, and has excellent communication effects. Nowadays, hot springs have a big image of being healthy, but in the past, hot springs may have been more fun. Hot springs are also loved by many people as a popular pastime. Playing table tennis or soccer games after taking a hot spring is also a popular hot spring culture.

Photo provided by: Yunohira Onsen Onsen Ryokan Yamashiroya<br>
Photo provided by: Yunohira Onsen Onsen Ryokan Yamashiroya

How about some table tennis after the hot springs?

Now that you know the story of hot springs and table tennis, wouldn't you want to try it? If you have a special hot spring hotel, a special yukata, and a special table tennis table, let's enjoy Japanese-style play! Please come to Jojima Kogen Hotel. You might be able to take an Instagram-worthy photo as a souvenir!

Resort hotel in Aso Kuju National Park

Jojima Kogen Hotel is located within Aso Kuju National Park. This hotel is surrounded by nature, surrounded by Mt. Yufu and Mt. Tsurumi, where you can relax and feel like you're at a resort. Children and adults alike can enjoy the adjacent golf course and park all day long, and the Jojima Kogen Hotel hot springs, ``Daichi-no-Yu,'' can soothe your tiredness, a feature unique to Jojima Kogen Hotel.

Three fun facilities in Jojima Kogen

Jojima Kogen Park

Jojima Kogen Park will bring smiles to everyone, from children to adults. We welcome you with a variety of attractions, including Japan's first wooden coaster, ``Jupiter,'' and the extremely popular ``Kids Driving School.'' For more information about the theme park Jojima Kogen Park, please visit the website

Jojima Kogen Golf Club

A magnificent 18 holes spread out at the base of Mt. Yufudake. The hotel and clubhouse are directly connected, making transportation convenient. Enjoy playing in a relaxed setting surrounded by nature.

Jojima/Ino Seto Trekking Course

A trekking course where you can enjoy the rich nature of Aso-Kuju National Park and the mountainous wetland "Ino Seto" that stretches over 700 meters above sea level. The difference in elevation is small, so even beginners and families can enjoy the walk.

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