TAK­ING THE PLUNGE

Philippine Tatler Traveller - - Globetrotters | Roving Eye -

CLOCK­WISE FROM LEFT: A woman in a yukata fans her­self at Dogo On­sen in Mat­suyama, Shikoku; a sake tray floats along­side or­anges, which are added to the wa­ter for their re­fresh­ing scent and to smooth the skin, at Su­jiyu On­sen, Kyushu; the com­mu­nal in­door bath at Cho­jukan Ryokan soothes bathers with spring wa­ter rich in cal­cium and mag­ne­sium, which is said to be good for those who suf­fer from bouts of hys­te­ria, among other things. While some tra­di­tional baths still of­fer mixed bathing, most hot springs and baths have sep­a­rate sec­tions for the gen­ders nowa­days. OP­PO­SITE: A woman gazes at a win­ter won­der­land from an open-air bath at the Takimikan Ryokan

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