Destination Japan. Facebook Twitter Email. CNN — If you've never been to a Japanese onsen, there's one tiny bit of protocol worth knowing before you plunge into those steamy waters. Nudity isn't just the norm. It's the rule. A testament to the shock some of us first timers experience upon learning we have to doff our skivvies to take part in the country's favorite holiday past time, multilingual signs are frequently posted outside the more popular hot springs to outline onsen etiquette. The best ones have hilarious cartoon depictions for added emphasis. Things are no different at historic Sakinoyu Onsen, a gorgeous hot spring facility right on the coast of Shirahama Wakayama prefecture. One of the three most revered onsens in Japan and more than 1, years old, it's mentioned in historic Japanese texts and was once visited by emperors and noblemen.
It’s typical to visit only during beach season.
Japan takes its beach season very seriously. Most public institutions are closed on this day, so much of the population flocks to the nearest seashore to swim, sunbathe, and party. From this date until around late August, every beach in Japan is packed on an almost daily basis. During this season, most beaches have spaces where visitors can buy food, use changing rooms or showers, and possibly rent or purchase swim gear. Most beaches have plenty of clean public restrooms available, but these can get crowded and messy on busy days.
There isn’t a strict dress code.
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As a travel destination, Japan evokes images of cherry blossoms, bullet trains, and Mt Fuji. It also has a reputation for being fast-paced and tech crazed. Certainly Tokyo and other mainland cities live up to these expectations. Okinawa in southern Japan offers visitors a unique glimpse of local lifestyle. Instead of skyscrapers and neon, here one finds ocean vistas, world-class scuba diving, and a funky beach culture. Unfortunately, travelers to Japan often bypass Okinawa completely, focusing on typical mainland attractions. But there are so many reasons to visit this remote island — here are just a few of them. A main advantage of traveling south is that your money stretches longer.