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Hot springs are an enormously pleasurable way to relax — especially after a big day of skiing.
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I squashed my insecurities, dropped my tiny towel and strode gamely from the change room. Be aware that, for many Japanese, the onsen is a healing sanctuary. Different hot springs have different mineral compositions and locals will travel to get the benefit they require. There are onsens overlooking the ocean or steaming away beside icy rivers; trendy inner-city onsens or ancient mountain onsens nestled in ski villages. Most are found in volcanic areas such as Kyushu and the Tohoku and Chubu regions, but they burble to the surface at many other spots, including downtown Tokyo. Most bathing stations provide shampoos and toiletries or they are available in a vending machine.