This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page. Being naked in front of strangers is the stuff of nightmares for many people. But in Japan , being naked with strangers is part of the cultural experience of visiting a Japanese bath. I was extremely self-conscious the first time I visited a Japanese bath.
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The Onsen Experience: bathing naked at a public hot spring in Japan – Stuck in Paradise with Fredda
Onsen - public baths heated by a natural hot spring - are a central part of Japanese culture Recently, I visited my first ever onsen in the Wakayama Prefecture of Japan. Onsen - public baths heated by a natural hot spring - are a central part of Japanese culture and many people will visit them twice or even three times a day to bathe and relax. Here are a few things that ran through my mind during my first ever visit to a naked public bath:.
10 Thoughts I Had Visiting A Japanese Naked Public Bath (Onsen)
There are many types of hot springs to enjoy. The conventional hot spring is a hot water bath. Depending on the spring, different minerals are dissolved in the water, giving it different health benefits, colors and smells.
Destination Tokyo. Facebook Twitter Email. CNN — Does the thought of getting nude with other people in your local sento, or public bath, raise a smile or make you cringe?