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Onsens (natural hot springs) - Japan

Natural hot springs (onsens) are highly popular across Japan, and you can find them in every region.
There are many types of hot springs, distinguished by the minerals dissolved in the water. Different minerals provide different health benefits, and all hot springs are supposed to have a relaxing effect on your body and mind.
Hot spring baths come in many varieties, indoors and outdoors, gender separated and mixed. Many hot spring baths belong to a Ryokan (hotel with onsen) while others are public bath houses. I’ve tried several options, but the one that impressed me the most was a private onsen in Nikko, that I reserved for one hour – it was enough due to the high temperature of the water. The onsen was made of wood, very simple but the view was spectacular!

Landing Away in Japan

The Private Onsen at Casual Euro Hotel Nikko

And the amazing view from that Onsen

The entrance for a Public Onsen in Bessho Onsen

Shoes outside with toes facing the street,
Shoes should never be left facing the house

Before entering the Onsen, one must wash properly, in an area similar to this

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