baths

Lost at the nengajo lottery this year? Get a second chance by winning your way to onsen instead

People who didn’t win the official New Year’s greeting card lottery now have a new chance to win discounted or even free entry to certain hot springs.

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Japan’s Capybara Long Bath Championship 2022! Upstart powerhouse vs. original dynasty【Video】

“Leeeeet’s get ready to relaaaaaaaax!”

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Japanese hot spring charges almost 35 bucks for bucket of uncooked carrots, otaku likely to pay up

Virtual YouTuber cross-promotion gives fans a real-world memento.

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Which of these Beppu-themed bath salts make your home bath feel most like the famous onsen area?

Our reporter Go Hatori finds out!

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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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Why do Japanese hot spring inns give you tea and sweets at check-in? For your own safety

It may not be the only reason, but part of the plan is that green tea and wagashi will help keep you safe during your stay.

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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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Resident Evil Umbrella green, red herb bath salts now exist in real world, are terrifying【Pics】

Surely we can trust the makers of the t-virus to help us relax and improve our skin quality, right?

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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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Surprise someone with an exlusive rental of a super V.I.P rooftop sauna, complete with sushi chef

Spend a luxury evening with up to three other people with this Finnish-Japanese sauna!

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Japan’s coldest prefecture offering frozen river open-air soaking this winter

Minus 20-degree weather is the perfect time for an unheated dip, right?

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A whole bunch of capybara videos to help ease your presidential election stress【Videos】

Bath time is only one of many times these critters cuteness can put your heart at ease.

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“Please don’t use our tubs for getting drunk” pleads Japanese maker of plastic wash tubs

The makers of Kerorin tubs, the yellow plastic tub used in Japanese bath houses, say they’re not meant for food or drinks.

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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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Into the water off the beaten path.

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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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We buy a Japanese robo girl to pour drinks for us to enjoy while taking a bath【Video】

Replica of popular swimsuit model/actress means we never have to bathe or drink alone.

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Testing Japan’s stay-home sauna solution, the Ofuro de Sauna Kasa【Photos】

A way to stay safe, stay steamed, and stay crazy, all at once!

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How to resurrect a water-damaged book: Japanese bath fan’s freezer life hack

”Return by Death.”

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