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Onsen: Japanese Bathing Culture

Onsen: Japanese Bathing Culture

Written by Irene Sue
When you picture Japan, it's hard not to think of the classic images, such as cherry blossoms, geishas, and Mount Fuji. However, one of the biggest but lesser-known Japanese cultures is the Onsen culture (bathing in hot springs). Japan is located along the "Ring of Fire" and is home to 10% of the world's active volcanoes, making it full of geothermal activity.
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