Onsen in Japan: A Guide to Natural Hot Springs and Relaxation

  • Published on : 04/01/2024
  • by : Japan Experience

What are onsen and why are they popular in Japan?

Onsen, meaning "hot springs" in Japanese, are natural springs heated by geothermal activity beneath the earth's surface. With over 27,000 hot springs scattered across the archipelago, Japan boasts a rich history and culture surrounding these mineral-rich baths that spans centuries. Soaking in an onsen is not only a beloved way to relax and unwind but also famous for its therapeutic benefits, attracting visitors from across the globe.

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