[ONLINE] Introduction to Japanese Onsen & (bath)-etiquette

The Japanese bathing culture is a true experience, and is usually an almost essential element of a visit to Japan. A good soak in an ‘Onsen’, or (natural) hotspring, is a popular way to relax. A visit to an Onsen in Japan, then, is comparable to a day of luxurious pampering at a spa, that is often combined with a stay in a stylish ‘Ryokan’ (traditional Japanese style luxury accommodation). Depending on which Onsen you visit, the hotspring waters will be ascribed various specific properties, anything from being able to heal physical aches and pains to doing wonders for the skin.

The lesser known alternative to an Onsen are the ‘Sento’: simple public bathhouses that use ‘normal’ water, and were traditionally used regularly by those who did not (yet) have a bath at home.

So how does it work, this Japanese style bathing? With this tour you won’t just learn everything about Onsen and Sento, but also which ones are worth a visit, the bath-etiquette, tips & tricks, and which places are tattoo-friendly. This tour is not only informative, it is also a great tool in preparation for your next Japan-trip!

Time: Wednesdays, 09:00 am (Amsterdam time). Please check the calendar for available dates.
Duration: approx. 45 min.
Language: English
Number of participants: 1 – 20 participants
Minimum age: –
Platform: Zoom
Type of tour: online experience (webinar style) including pre-recorded images
Requirements
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* If the activity cannot be held due to host unavailability, we will contact you (to reschedule or refund if preferred).

Please note we cannot process new bookings during the weekend, due to office opening hours. Any bookings made in the weekend will be processed the following Monday.

 

Know before Purchase

  • This is a live online experience (webinar style) in English.

  • Please arrange for a stable internet connection, and be prepared in time for the tour. If applicable, it may be convenient to download the program Zoom in advance.

  • Please book at least 4 days in advance. If you would like to book last-minute, please contact us directly to check availability.

  • Please note we cannot process new bookings during the weekend, due to office opening hours. Any bookings made in the weekend will be processed the following Monday.

Cancellation Policy

  • Up to 5 days before the activity: free of charge. Please keep our office opening hours in mind (closed on weekends).

  • From 4 days before the activity: 100% charge.

  • * If the activity suddenly cannot be held due to host unavailability, we will contact you (to reschedule).

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