Q Why are the Japanese fond of onsen (hot springs)?

A High temperature and high humidity characterize Japan ' s climate from June in the rainy season to mid autumn. Unabated sweat drenched days make baths an indispensable necessity in Japan. Compared to Europeans, the Japanese are, by far, fond of taking baths.

Hot springs are located here and there in numerous places and are effective for a variety of illnesses. It is no wonder that the Japanese are fond of hot springs.

Japan is a volcanic country where approximately10% of the world's active volcanoes are located. About twenty thousand hot springs are located from north to south. A hot spring qualifies as being a hot spring if the temperature is 2YC (7TF) and above, and if the components stand at or above the prescribed ratio.

There are many well-known hot spring resorts near Tokyo such as Atami, Hakone and Ito and many inns stand side by side along the hot spring res01ts. Visitors number 3.5 million per year at Atami onsen alone. A place the Japanese would head for without question to find relaxation and repose is to an onsen.

Many non-Japanese nowadays have developed a fondness for hot springs and a pleasant and relaxing soak in an onsen is something that has come to be mutually enjoyed by both Japanese and people throughout the world.