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4 travel features tagged “Health”

Worldwide Weird

Soak in sake (and more) at a Japanese spa

At the Yunessun Spa Resort in Hakone, visitors can bathe in pools filled with wine, sake, green tea or coffee for a total skin treatment like no other.
Read more… 11 December 2012


Beyond the Headlines

The origins of bathhouse culture around the world

Starting as early as the Neolithic Age, the tradition of the public bath has changed over the years to adapt to evolving cultures and social norms.
Read more… 30 November 2012


Beyond the Headlines

The etiquette of Japanese onsen

Japan’s more than 25,000 naturally-occurring mineral hot springs help power 3,000 spa resorts across the country.
Read more… 09 March 2012


Lonely Planet's top 10 Japanese hot springs

Hot water springs are found from one end of Japan to the other. The word for hot spring is onsen, and there are more than 3,000 of them in the country.
Read more… 03 August 2010


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