Bath Salts: Bathclin Nihon no Meito Noboribetsu Karurusu
Nowadays, a large variety of Japanese bath salts are available on Amazon.com, from famous brands, such as Bathcline and Bath Roman, to minor products.
Some of those items are well-recognized in Japan but haven’t become popular overseas yet. So today I will introduce one of such products.
By the way, have you ever heard that there are hot springs generally known as “Japan’s Top 100 Onsen”? They are selected by an NPO corporation.
Noboribetsu Karurusu Onsen (登別カルルス温泉) in Hokkaido
An entrance to Karurusu Onsen
From the 100 best Onsen hot springs, today let me briefly introduce Noboribetsu Karurusu Onsen in the northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido with the largest number of thermal regions in Japan.
Surrounded by a wealth of nature, the Karurusu Onsen situated in Noboribetsu City prides itself on its medicinal hot spring baths.
In fact, based on those elements, Karurusu Onsen was designated as a “National Hot Spring Health Resort (国民保養温泉地)” for the first time in Hokkaido in 1957.
Bath Salts from Bathclin Nihon no Meito Series
Products in Bathclin’s “Nihon no Meito (日本の名湯: Japan’s famous hot springs)” line are not popular on Amazon.com, but the series has long been loved in Japan.
It was first introduced in 1986, and the next year 1987, the one shown above, “Nihon no Meito Noboribetsu Karurusu Onsen” went on the market.
The bath salts contain components carefully selected by analyzing the actual water of famous Onsen hot springs, and the additive beautifully recreates the Onsen water.
Once it’s put into a tub of warm water, the watercolor turns milky white, though the hot spring water of Noboribetsu Karurusu Onsen is transparent and clear.
By the way, the brand logo of the Nihon no Meito series “日本の名湯” was written by a famous Japanese calligrapher “Souun Takeda (武田双雲)”.