July 8, 2020

Guide to bathing in Japan

There is some bathing etiquette you need to know before you use ONSEN.

1- Wash before entering the bath

Guide to bathing in Japan
Guide to bathing in Japan

Wash face and body, then rinse off all sope before entering the tub.
Enter naked, without wearing a towel, and enjoy soaking-only soaking.

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2- NO towels in the tub

Guide to bathing in Japan
Guide to bathing in Japan

Enter the bath slowly, to avoid splashing.

As a matter of public hygiene,don’t put or let your towel into the water and do not wash your hair, body or cloth in the tub.

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3- Dry off after bath and before entering dressing room

Guide to bathing in Japan

Dry off with a towel in the bathing area before entering the dressing room,

to prevent the dressing room floor getting wet.

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4- Prohibited matter

  • Do NOT use cellphone in onsen or dressing room.
  • Do NOT take photos in onsen or dressing room.
  • Guest are tattooed can NOT use onsen.
  • Do NOT swimming in the tub.
  • NO swimming wear in onsen.
  • Guest are using diapers can NOT use onsen.
Guide to bathing in Japan