What is an onsen? Learn about the history, culture, and science of the Japanese hot spring.
Enjoying an onsen is a wonderful experience during your visit to Japan. Japan and the onsen have a wonderful cultural, spiritual, and geological connection to this local bathing experience. Onsen have been enjoyed in Japan for centuries and have Japan`s unique geography to thanks for this blessing of nature. Onsen have appeared in artwork, are travel destinations, have healing properties, and according to a popular saying, are “The great equalizer” in Japanese society. Read more about the culture surrounding the Japanese onsen.