Japanese Baths

Bathing in a ryokan or at an onsen (hot spring resort) can be a wonderful and invigorating experience. However,in order not to find yourself in any embarrassing situations, here are some useful tips to remember and etiquette to follow when using a communal bath.

Before

During

After

Japanese-style rooms

japanese room

Japanese-style rooms will have tatami floors and so outdoor shoes may not be worn in them.

japanese room

Click to go to our 'about Japanese-style rooms' page.

Japanese cuisine

japanese cuisine

Click to go to our page about Japanese cuisine to see the types of things on offer in Japan.