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Hot Springs Etiquette(January,2008 )


All throughout Japan you will find many hot springs, or onsen, which are especially popular during the colder seasons. We would like to provide you with information concerning proper hot springs etiquette.

Following this etiquette is important so as not to create inconveniences for other people. If you are unsure about the proper etiquette, please consult your Japanese friends before going.

(Information regarding hot springs etiquette is available at


Going to the hot springs:

Do not wear swimwear.

Wash yourself outside the bathtub before entering.  When rinsing yourself off, take  care not to splash other people with water.

 Make sure you have rinsed off all soap and shampoo before entering the bath.

The water temperature can be quite hot, so make sure to check the temperature before entering the bath.

Do not put your towel into the bath water.

Do not swim in the bathtub.

Staying in the bath for too long can cause you to feel dizzy afterward.

If you have sensitive skin, rinse your body with warm water afterward.

Dry yourself well when finished so as to keep the dressing room floor from getting wet.


Information about hot springs in Miyazaki prefecture:

You can make use of the hot springs in many hotels and facilities around Miyazaki. The fee is usually 500 to 1,000 yen. It is best to inquire about operating hours beforehand, as they can vary from place to place. You can find information about the hot springs in Miyazaki at the Miyazaki Convention and Visitors Bureau website: only

As always, if you have any questions, opinions, or requests, please contact the Miyazaki International Foundation.

TEL 0985-32-8457 FAX 0985-32-8512 Email


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