How to take Onsen & Public bath in Japan

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Ohayō gozaimasu! Ogenki desuka? ここ数日、日本は大雨です。koko suujitsu, nihon wa ooame desu. In these days, heavy we had heavy rain in Japan. And it’s continuing. Today’s YT Live lesson topic is “How to take Onsen in Japan” Do you like Onsen? Roughly, there are three types of public bath; Sentō, Super sentō and Onsen in Japan. Let’s dig into the Japanese public … Read More

Studio Ghibli Films’ Real-Life Locations in Japan

Studio Ghibli Locations in Real Life

When you were young, did you daydream about visiting the bathhouse in Spirited Away, or wandering through the forest from Princess Mononoke? Studio Ghibli (スタジオジブリ) is a household name in Japan and has also gained recognition around the world. However, some international Studio Ghibli fans might be surprised to learn that several of the settings in their beloved childhood films are … Read More

Onsen/Sentō Manners: Japanese Bathing Etiquette

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Japanese onsen (温泉: hot springs) or sentō (銭湯: public baths), are are enjoyed by anyone of all ages. Onsen use hot water taken from a natural hot spring, while sentō use tap water heated by boilers. Both onsen and sentō are very enjoyable to Japanese and foreigners alike, but there is a set of unspoken instructions you should know before you … Read More

Top 10 Tattoo-Friendly Onsen in Japan

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Japan’s onsen (温泉) or natural hot springs, have been a part of Japanese culture for thousands of years. Traditionally, people with tattoos were banned from entering onsen in Japan. However, in recent years, more and more onsen facilities are declaring themselves to be more “tattoo-friendly”.  Here is a list of the top 10 tattoo-friendly onsen in Japan.

How to Enjoy Japanese Onsen

Here is how you can enjoy using Japanese onsen (温泉) or “hot springs” when you come to visit Japan.