Kyoto’s Best Onsen

By Emma, Australia, February 2013

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Onsen (hot springs) can be found in Japan’s countryside, in natural surrounds ideal for outdoor bathing and with direct access to geothermally heated springs.

Be careful not to confuse onsen with the more widespread city-based public bathhouses (sento) where baths are filled with heated tap water and therefore contain none of the natural minerals and their associated healing benefits.

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Kyoto Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Kyoto.

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