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  • Onsen are the famous Japanese hot springs.

  • You can find them all over Japan, and they are super popular among the locals as a great way to relax.

  • There is a special etiquette that you need to keep, and not following the rules is heavily frowned upon.

  • So, here is our guide on how to properly take an onsen.

  • Step 1: Grab a small towel and get naked.

  • Yep, that's right, no speedos allowed.

  • Don't even try it; it's totally not done.

  • Also, if you have any large tattoos, you're out of luck.

  • They're banned in most onsen.

  • Step 2: Wash yourself.

  • Have a seat, grab some soap, and properly wash yourself from top to toe.

  • This is to keep the water of the onsen clean.

  • Never wash in the onsen itself and don't wash while standing up.

  • Nobody wants to see that.

  • Step 3: Use the small towel to cover yourself as you walk around and make your way into the bath.

  • Step 4: Once you're in the bath, put your towel on the side, or even better, on your head.

  • Make sure your towel never touches the bath water.

  • And finally, enjoy the soak.

  • Let the healing waters of the onsen enrich your body while you enjoy your surroundings.

  • The onsen is a place to relax and reflect.

Onsen are the famous Japanese hot springs.

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