Japan is located on a volcanic belt and as such boasts roughly 20,000 onsen (hot spring) facilities all over the country. The practice of bathing in hot springs became popular for healing and relaxation in the Edo period (1615-1867) and is still prevalent today.
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Story | Hot spring (Onsen)
Video Story | Akita Prefecture Nyuto-Onsen Tsurunoyu
Video Story | Ishikawa Prefecture Yamashiro-Onsen Beniya Mukayu
Video Story | Mie Prefecture Shima Peninsula Amanemu
Video Story | Kagoshima Prefecture Myoken-Onsen Gajoen
Video Story | Gunma Prefecture Minakami Hoshi-Onsen