10 Tips for a Delightful Japanese Onsen Experience

What you need to know before going to a public bath or hot springs in Japan

Outdoor Japanese onsen bath
Hot springs on the Sakurajima volcano, Kagoshima. (Photo courtesy of Rose.)

The volcanic islands of Japan are a paradise of natural hot springs, called onsen. Almost all traditional inns have indoor baths, and some have beautiful outside hot spring baths where you…



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Diane Neill Tincher

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