<em>Onsen</em> bathing is traditionally done naked and continues year-round even in outdoor baths called <em>rotenburo</em>.

Hidden hot-springs resorts are where the Japanese go to discover the mythical pre-industrial ‘lost’ Japan

Bathed, fed, and warmed further by local sake, and possibly in danger of succumbing to lethargy from over-bathing, the only disturbance to enjoyment of this time machine might be a concern not to spoil it for Japanese visitors

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<em>Onsen</em> bathing is traditionally done naked and continues year-round even in outdoor baths called <em>rotenburo</em>.
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Peter Neville-Hadley

Peter Neville-Hadley

Former China resident Peter Neville-Hadley is the author of multiple guides and reference works on China, and writes on Chinese culture and on cultural travel in general for assorted periodicals. His work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, The Sunday Times (UK), and numerous other newspapers and magazines around the world.