bathing

Natural hot spring bathhouse in Tokyo’s Kabukicho is a super-cheap place to stay

Luxury spa facility is in the top 10 most booked wellness experiences in the world but not a lot of people know there’s a way you can spend the night there. 

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Tokyo changes age limit for kids going into opposite sex’s bath at hot springs and sento

Not all parents are happy with the stricter regulation.

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Honey, I’ve shrunk the Japanese bath controls! New miniatures celebrate a home icon

Tiny panels talk to you and play melodies, just like the real thing. 

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We dip our feet into a Japanese onsen…inside footbath boots

Whether you’re gaming, studying, or working from home, these ashiyu boots let you take the footbath with you wherever you go!

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New footbath boots bring the healing waters of a Japanese onsen to your home

Yes, you actually pour water into them.

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Sento bathhouse gets a new lease on life as a Tokyo cafe and office space

A very unique place to telework and surprise your colleagues during online meetings.

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State of the sento — Tokyo’s public baths are disappearing, but statistics show a sliver of hope

It was a rough year for Japan’s non-onsen bathhouses, but a comeback might be on the way.

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Japanese sento bathhouse creates genius system to show how busy the baths are

Anxious over how many people will be seeing your naked body? This cute and clever system will ease your nerves.

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Man worried girlfriend spending too long in bath goes to check on her, finds something surprising

“Your girlfriend is looking a little hairy lol.”

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You can open a Japanese-style bathhouse for your pets or anime figures with the Bird Sento【Pics】

Miniature Japanese bathing culture right in your home.

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How to have a Japanese rotenburo bath experience without leaving your home【Photos】

Just because you can’t go to a hot spring doesn’t mean you can’t have a sublime soak.

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Lush Japan-exclusive bath bombs from Harajuku store coming to stores worldwide this spring

Bathe with some famous Japanese icons, including sushi, ninjas, and Godzilla.

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Capybara Onsen Challenge 2019: Which giant rodent can bathe the longest?

Furry representatives from five prefectures amaze everyone with their love of hot springs as they compete for this year’s illustrious title.

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New Japanese bath salts smell like outer space if outer space was juicy, fruity and sweet

Ever wanted to bathe in the Milky Way? These new bath salts will have you smelling like stardust in no time!
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Result also show a huge gap in in-shower urination attitudes between men and women for one age set.

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How old is too old for a boy to go into the women’s hot spring bath in Japan?

Child development expert weighs in on the tricky question, offers a solution from Japan’s samurai-era past.

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KFC cooks up fried chicken bath salts in Japan

Now you can soak in the Colonel’s 11 secret herbs and spices.

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How long and how often do Japanese women bathe? Survey investigates

Responses suggest many women don’t have time to bathe every day anymore.

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A surprising number of Japanese kids still bathe with their parents up until high school

As shocking as it may sound to a Westerner’s ears, some Japanese kids continue bathing with their parents up until high school. It turns out, though, that doing so may have a positive impact on their grades.

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Soak yourself in 100% pure hot spring water at home for less than 100 yen!

In the land of earthquakes, typhoons, blistering summers and mountains of snow in the winter, Japan’s plentiful and luxurious hot springs are Mother Nature’s way of letting us know that she doesn’t totally hate us.

But the number of true hot springs – where water naturally comes from the ground rather than being pumped in and then heated – is lower than you might imagine. Many places such as the new “hot spring” being built in Shinjuku have their water shipped in from a real hot spring source.

And now, if you live in the Kanto area, you can ship in your own hot spring water too! Why pay entry into some huge complex when you can soak in your own home bathtub away from the leering eyes of RocketNews24 journalists or tattoo-prudes. Oh, and did we mention it’s ridiculously cheap?

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