Hot Springs Story Guide

Structures Baths Combos Investments Items Guests
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In this game, you take control of a Japanese hot springs inn. Build rooms and facilities to attract guests, topping the competition to become #1 in all of Japan! Read this guide carefully to maximize your experience!
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The default currency is set to ¥ (yen), but you can change it to $ (dollars) if you like. Do this by accessing the Menu, going to System, and opening up Options.
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Game Flow
Make money by building facilities popular with certain guest types, or "targets"! Target preferences are largely based on gender, age, and profession. Don't worry, you'll naturally get a feel for it!
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Each time guests use your facilities, money will be beamed straight into your pocket! See the top right to view your funds. Use your hard-earned cash to then buy items, invest in projects to unlock targets, and even expand your land.
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The more popular your inn is with certain targets, the more guests you'll have and the longer they'll stay. Aim for those coveted overnight stayers as they spend a ton more than day guests.
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Guest Behavior
Guests first go to their room, then to the bath. After a good soak, they'll visit interesting stores nearby, returning to their room once their money is gone.
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Guests you target are more likely to come to your inn. Specify targets by opening the Menu and going to Targets. Certain targets might help you out...
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Facilities (1)
Govern guests' satisfaction.
How much a facility costs to use.
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Facilities (2)
Plants and other scenery nearby increase popularity and price of facilities. Try different combinations!
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Facilities (3)
Gender and age bring about differences in preference, so make sure to cater to your clientele. Note that compatibility is affected by the surrounding facilities.
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Bath Effects
Putting certain scenery or facilities near a bath boosts its scenery score, and can sometimes unlock special effects...
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Getting Items
Items can either be placed on the map or used on existing facilities. You can buy items, find them, or win them as prizes.
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Item Effects
Some items will be more effective on certain facilities. When used, items affect all facilities of the same type.
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Guidebooks are published every September and March. These feature all the top-voted inns. Get a high rank to win a cash prize!
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Invest to unlock new targets, purchasable items, and facilities. You may even be able to invite some very special guests...
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The game ends in March of Year 16. Your money and points will then be saved to the online leaderboards, but you can keep playing as long as you like.
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Some game parameters will be carried over if you start a new game after reaching the end. Keep playing and you may meet some special guests...
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About the Game
Manual - hot springs story
Hot Springs Story
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