hot springs

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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Saga Prefecture celebrates SaGa Frontier Remastered with SaGa Bath campaign

It makes more sense in Japanese.

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One of Tokyo’s best hot spring complexes is closing for good

Odaiba Oedo Onsen Monogatari’s tale will soon come to a tearful conclusion.

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Iconic Kyoto Tower bathhouse closes due to coronavirus

Public bath loved by travellers and locals is Japan’s latest COVID-19 business casualty.

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World’s second-oldest hotel offers new self-service stays to cope during pandemic

Japanese onsen ryokan adapts to the new normal after being in business for over 1,300 years.

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This new Onsen Mask is here to help you soak in the steam, not the germs

A specially constructed mask designed for use in all kinds of public bathing facilities.

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Tokyo likely to reduce age limit on kids in opposite-sex public baths, report says

Current age limit is well above the cutoff line for embarrassment, survey says.

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Hot spring in Gunma Prefecture found to reduce COVID-19 infectivity by over 90 percent

A disinfectant so good you could bathe in it.

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2020’s most popular hot springs in Japan, as ranked by Japanese travelers

Add these to your Japan travel bucket list!

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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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Hot spring hit by manga thief continues to be awesome with wonderful thank-you gifts to donors

A touching, and delicious, gesture to show appreciation to everyone who sent in manga donations.

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Happy ending – Demon Slayer thief returns stolen manga to their angelic hot spring home

Yamaguchi onsen has a special request for everyone who’s angry at the thief.

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Tokyo spas offer limited-time Gudetama and Kero Kero Keroppi baths and goodies【Photos】

Want to get your soak on with a lazy egg or with a frog?

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Hot spring hit by manga thief shows saintly kindness as it tries to recover its missing comics

Onsen’s management asks social media to keep hate to a minimum while it believes in the goodness of Demon Slayer fans.

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Awesome Japanese wife “kidnaps” her husband as he leaves work…for his own good

Doesn’t tell him where they’re going or why, but has a very good reason.

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Into the water off the beaten path.

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2020 Miss Yukata Japan beauties in traditional Japanese garb debut at Ikaho Onsen 【Video】

An unexpected collaboration between an idol live-streaming service and a non-profit organization produces a stunning picture of summer.

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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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Japan’s hot-spring capital Beppu made quite possibly the best tourism video ever

Who new hot springs could be so cinematic?

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Hakone onsen ryokan offers crazy cheap “Gimme a flippin’ break from the coronavirus” room deals

Less than $US40 a night gets you two luxury meals and a room with a private rotenburo bath attached.

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