Do you usually soak in the bathtub? Have you ever soaked in the bathtub with naked regardless of public spaces? Most of Japanese say “yes” to the question. This article will introduce about hot springs culture in Japan.
People from other countries soak in the bathtub for leisure.
So, there are a lot of facilities which are used for “warm pool”. It gave an opened image to me (Japanese). For example, this picture is hot spring in Bali, Indonesia.
On the other hand, Japanese soak in the bathtub for relaxation.
So, you can take a calm time in a relaxed atmosphere. Of course, swimming in the hot springs is forbidden.
For example, this picture is hot springs in Hakone, Japan.
Japanese soak in the bathtub with naked regardless of public spaces.
Like this, Japan have unique style on hot spring.
For example, before soaking in the bathtub, you should wash away a stain on your body with water in a pail. And, not to soak your hair in the bathtub, you should tie your hair. etc…
There are manners about hot spring.
If you want to go to hot spring in Japan, it will be useful to prepare manners.
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Let’s enjoy hot springs in Japan while following manners!
In next article, I will introduce unique hot springs in Japan. Please visit again soon!!