本研究以田野調查法為主，訪問吉田屋（現為靜樂旅社）經營者、關子嶺事件發起人、第三?關子嶺社區發展協會理事長、地方耆老張李美耶女士等，分別闡述吉田屋、龍田屋、公共浴室、好漢坡、福安宮等處，探討關子嶺原貌，瞭解歷史文化，本研究藉由找回與認識歷史文化，讓遊客有更深層的感受，並珍惜往日的南瀛舊情，朝向關子嶺文化歷史傳承，觀光永續發展繁榮為目標。 In 1898, the Japanese discovered Guanziling Hot Spring as care facility for army and police. Japanese hot spring Industry entrepreneurs such as Yoshida and others started to operate a hot spring sightseeing business. Such as Yoshida bathing house, Tatsuta bathing house and public bath house. This formed a settlement dominated by Japanese and became one of Taiwan's four major sightseeing hot springs.
In the 1970s, due to the aging of hot spring facilities and the lack of overall development planning, the number of hot springs gradually declined. In 1996, government resources began to invest in the Guanziling rejuvenation plan, establishing the Community Development Association and established the “Guanziling Image Commercial District” to carry out rectification and planning improvement. The Fire King Festival also revitalized the local culture tourism, making Guanziling bathing to become a popular activity for health and tourism by re-emphasizing this improved new style. In year 1997, Guanziling Hot Spring Area was selected as the winner of the eight scenic spots in Tainan City.
This study mainly relies on the field investigation method. This is done by meeting the following persons: the operator of Yoshida bathing house (now named Jingle Hostel), the initiator of the Guanziling rejuvenation plan, the chairman of the 3rd session of Guanziling Community Development Association and the local old lady Zhang Li Mei. This was necessary to gain an understanding of the history and culture of the Guanziling; Yoshida and Tatsuta public bath houses, bawcock slope and Fu-an temple. This study aims to let visitors to have deeper feelings by retrieving and understanding history, culture, and cherish the past Nanying by developing an sustainable cultural, history and tourism driven Guanziling as the final goal.