Traveling around Tokyo is very exciting but sometimes it can make you quite tired and eager to relax. If you need to forget about the busy days, hot spring is your best bet. Usually, hot springs are located near the mountains but there are a few places where you could have real onsen experience within Tokyo. And there is one of the best among them, so pack your shower cap and get ready for a hot spring day trip!
If you like or are interested in traditional Japanese style, you definitely will love this place. The lovely Japanese tea garden and old style buildings make great atmosphere, and you will forget that you are in Tokyo.
Of course, here you can enjoy the natural hot springs that are filled non-stop directly from the natural sources located 1,500 meters underground. That will certainly make your body and your mind relax and calm down.
But don’t forget about the restaurants which serve you different kinds of Japanese traditional food. Make sure not to miss out on their most popular dish,- fresh soba!
First thing you need to know is that you have to wash your body and hair before bathing in the hot springs. It is considered rude in Japan if you get into tubs before washing your body and hair.
Secondly, you are not supposed to bring the towel into the hot springs.
Lastly, you need to drink plenty of water and take a rest after bathing. When bathing in a hot spring, your body will go through temperature changes and your blood pressure may fluctuate, so make sure to have a solid rest and let your body relax.
Now, are you ready to go to a hot spring? If you visit one, you will understand why the Japanese love hot springs so much.
Hope you will enjoy yourself and have great time in an onsen. Have a wonderful trip!