What are the health benefits of bathing in onsens?
Onsen is the Japanese word for hot spring, sources of geothermally heated water which literally `spring up` in areas of volcanic activity. Japan (being very volcanically active) is covered with them.
There are supposedly two main aspects of onsen bathing which are good for the body:
Other aspects such as water pressure and buoyancy are also said to be good for the body!
You can find out more about the different features of our 7 onsens here: http://goo.gl/Fv9rYr
For more detailed information on how onsens can benefit health see the Japan Health and Research Institute website: http://goo.gl/eyU3V5