Natural hot springs, or "onsen" in Japanese, abound throughout Tsugaru City and are a great way to relax the body and mind. Once public bathing places, they have transformed into important tourism destinations. Onsen come in many varieties, such as indoor and outdoor baths, each with a unique mix of mineral contents that
are believed to have healing powers. The baths are usually separated by gender and nude bathing is the norm. While shampoo, conditioner and body soap are sometimes included in the entry fee,
it is advisable to bring your own, along with a couple of towels. If you forget, you can always buy some at the front counter.
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