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- After rinsing your body well, soak in gently.
- Better not to take right before eating to avoid feeling ill and lethargic, or right after to avoid heart trouble. Especially do not take after drinking.
It is suitable to soak for 5 to 10mins in hot water(43℃～44℃), and 20 to 30mins in lukewarm water.
Take once a day for the first several days, and try gradually up to 3 times afterwards. Taking too much could be counterproductive. Do not rinse off your body with fresh water after (except for person with sensitive skin), or you might wash away the effects of hot spring. Wipe off gently and take a rest for 30mins to 1 hr after bathing.
Takiyu: Waterfall Shower
Another name is Utaseyu. Falling waters will give you a massage and release you from backache, joint pain and/or stiff neck. Take a warm bath lightly before and place a towel on the localized part of body to receive a waterfall shower. First begin with 2 to 3mins and then try 10 to 15mins to make it more effective. (Kitahama Hot Spring・Utopia Hamawaki Hot Spring)
Doroyu: Mud Bath
This is mineral mud to soak in or spread on the localized part of body. Effective for high blood pressure, neuralgia and/or diabetes.
Sunayu: Sand Bath
This stimulates perspiration by covering you up to your neck with warm sand heated by the hot spring and gives you a massage with its pressure. Take once a day for 15 to 20mins. Effective for neuralgia, backache and/or stiff neck. (Takegawara Hot Spring・Beppu Beach Sand Bath)
Mushiyu: Steam Bath
Steamed by thermal springs you will be released from fatigue by stimulating metabolism and perspiration. Kannawa Mushiyu utilizes steam of 75℃ to 80℃, while Shibaseki is 55℃. They are both suitable to take for 10 to 15mins. (Kannawa Mushiyu / Shibaseki Hot Spring)
Kanto around Tokyo
Sarugakyo Onsen and Hoshi Onsen
Okuhida region: Hirayu onsen, Shin-Hirayu onsen, Tochio onsen, Shin-Hotaka Onsen.
Asama and Shiraito onsens, Matsumoto
Togura Kamiyamada Onsen
Kansai (around Kyoto)