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11.10.16

Japan is sitting on a massive geothermal reserve that heats thousands of spas

"Somewhere in Japan, a Japanese person is always in an onsen," one spa owner told VICE News.

4.23.16

I Ate a Meal Cooked in a Stinky Hot Spring

Yunomine Onsen, a one-street town that's built along a creek in rural Japan, is credited as the country’s oldest spa. It's also a roiling cooking pot for eggs, spinach, and other foods that locals bring to heat in its sulfurous waters.

4.1.14

I Went to a Japanese Wine Spa

In Japan, hot springs are at the top of the country's relaxation industry. They're so popular, in fact, that some spas feature flavored hot springs where you can bathe in a warm body of wine, green tea, sake, or coffee.

12.10.13

I Went to a Japanese Wine Spa

In Japan, hot springs are at the top of the country's relaxation industry. They're so popular, in fact, that some spas feature flavored hot springs where you can bathe in a warm body of wine, green tea, sake, or coffee.

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