Life Springs Eternal at the Dragon's Bathtub
Natural springs are popular palces for 'wild bathing' in Japan. In the Nonogawa River Valley, they say that if you soak in the Dragon's Bathtub you'll have an unusually long life and that the waters heal terminal diseases. The myth was especially popular about a century ago, when freshwater seahorses were discovered there. Unfortunately, the waters in the hot spring 'tub' are too hot for mortal skin. So how would one bathe there? Most likely using magic or lugging the water to a place it can cool first.
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Only two persons are known to survive a dip in the waters, and they say it healed one of a life-threatening disease. People flocked to the spring after the report, but none could handle the temperature. Though, many enjoyed standing under the warmth of the waterfall at the base of the mountain when the flow wasn't too wild.