I have fallen in love with Onsen.
That is not a guy, but a Japanese bath in vulcanic water. Anyone who knows me a bit will tell you that anything healthy that has to do with water is right up my alley! Since I saw pictures in a travel brochure many decades ago of some naked people sitting in a steaming bath in a snowy landscape, I was fascinated by this national ritual and have wanted to experience it.
Having Onsen was one of the criteria for choosing our skiing location. It measured up and more! We all loved our daily Onsen; even though my sweet Indonesian daughter in law looked at me with eyes as big as saucers when I told her we had to be naked. After undressing, you shower and clean yourself thoroughly, all in the segregated but open area where products, showers, mirrors, stools and buckets are provided. A miniscule towel is also included in the price (which is as much or a little less than what you pay for a hearty meal). After the cleansing we immersed ourselves in the steaming hoy water, often pungent of sulphur.
The waters are highly medicinal and curative, enhances metabolism, increases healing and reduces muscle aches and pains as well as rejuvenates the skin.
We all found the benefits and loved our daily Onsen and in the process I found out an unknown bit of knowledge that I didn’t know about men; my sons told me that men typically don’t wash their feet! They just wash all up to their upper legs and the logic is that the soap runs down to their feet and washes them automatically. They assure me all men do this…do they? I am intrigued!
Anyway, in the Onsen, they washed their feet and were talking about getting stools for their showers at home and wash their feet with soap properly. I will keep you posted.
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