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How to Take a Bath in a Japanese Household: 5 Rules That May Surprise You

Visiting a Japanese home comes with a lot of rules. If you have ever had a homestay family or visited a friend, you may have already noticed that you need to take a small gift with you and make sure you wear slippers. Etiquette and social rules in Japan aren’t too difficult to pick up…

Bathe in These 14 Japanese Onsen Baths From Around the World at SpaWorld in Osaka

Japan is undeniably famous for its hot spring baths, or more commonly known as “onsen.” Did you know that in Osaka, there is a famous place that offers various onsen inspired by different countries from all around the world? This tourist attraction, known as SpaWorld, not only offers onsen; they also offer other facilities like…

Why Do Japanese People Love Taking a Bath at Night Before Going to Bed?

Japan is a place where certain customs and rituals might seem unusual to a Westerner’s eye. One of these is the fact that many Japanese people love to take a bath at night before they sleep, rather than in the morning before they head outside. Have you ever wondered why? Public Bathing jp.fotolia.com/ As you…

In Need of a Relaxing Bath? Try These 3 Interesting Bath Bombs From Japan!

Had a rough day at work and in need of a relaxing bath? If you find regular baths too boring, you can always use bath bombs. Bath bombs are hard-packed spherical mixtures that fizz in water. They help you relax as they add color, bubbles, aroma, and essential oils to your bath, making your skin…

Soak in These 5 Uniquely Interesting Baths at a Spa Resort in Hakone

Enjoying a Japanese bath is one of the most unique experiences you can have in your life. Though it can be intimidating at first, it can also be very addictive, relaxing, and healing after a while. There are several bath guides, tips, and pointers which guests need to understand and follow before dipping in. With…

3 Handy Items for Babies that You Can Buy in the Japanese Drugstore

If you’re a parent who’s traveling or staying in Japan temporarily or for good, it is essential to know what to buy and where to buy it for your baby’s needs. Problems can arise when you don’t know how to read Japanese, though some stores offer English information on some items. The easiest place to…

Soak up in a Relaxing Onsen in Niseko after a Long Day on the Slopes!

Kiranoyu Onsen is a community onsen located in Niseko town which is approximately a 15-minute drive from Hirafu in the Niseko Ski Resort and Onsen Area. It is far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the ski town that in most cases, you may find yourself and only a few locals enjoying the…

Ladies, Relax and Enjoy an Amazing Mud Bath and More in Niseko!

Niseko is well known for being a great onsen area and after a hard day on the slope, there is nothing better than heading to one of the many onsens scattered around the area. If you are lucky enough to have access to a car then Yuki Chichibu is one of the best onsens in…

Get out of Tokyo and Enjoy a Cheap Mini-Vacation Relaxing in a Private Onsen

A mere two hours away from the noise and lights of Shinjuku is the semi-forgotten onsen town called Kinugawa. With a direct express train leaving from Shinjuku station and the option of a free or reduced price onsen bus leaving from Ikebukuro, it is easy to get out of town for a night. Kinugawa A…
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