Thursday, October 24, 2013

7 Things You Need to Know Before Going to a Japanese Onsen Bath - Japan Talk

onsen advertisementEveryone likes Japanese hot spring baths (onsen). In fact, Japanese people are obsessed with them and foreign visitors almost always enjoy the experience.

There are several rules of etiquette to remember when you go to onsen. Knowing them can save you an embarrassing experience.

1. Remove your shoes 

Onsen always have traditional Japanese floors (tatami) in the change rooms. Wearing your shoes on tatami is one of the most embarrassing things that can happen.

There will be a place for you to remove and store your shoes at the entrance to the change rooms. 

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