Alec and Jill return to Sydney from a stint working in Japan. They are delighted to find a house containing a real Japanese-style bath with silky-smooth water. However, a heavy rainstorm causes havoc, revealing the bath's dark secret.
Kusatsu Onsen is a picturesque hot springs town located northwest of Tokyo in Gunma Prefecture. As one of the country's top onsen, guests from around the world flock to Kusatsu for its healing waters and relaxed atmosphere year round. Through personal essays from visitors, this book highlights the beauty of this truly unique place that continues to be a top destination in Japan.
Take your Japan snow experience to another level with this detailed book introducing the best day-use hot springs in and near Nagano's major ski resort areas of Hakuba, Nozawa, Shiga, Iizuna, Togari and more. With this volume in hand, snow sports enthusiasts will never be far away from recuperating in a hot bath while recounting the day's adventures.
Japanese naked communication was once too much for prudish American sailors to take, but attitudes had changed significantly by the time Marilyn Monroe arrived in Tokyo on her honeymoon. Today, people come from all over the world to engage in the practice, often unaware that there is more to it than just hot water. Here, I discuss the dynamics of communal bathing from a multicultural perspective.