Japanese macaques enjoy an outdoor bath in Nagano 17 Aug 2017
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In Japan, health has become synonymous with leisure. Resort clinics and health centres are now common features of most cities. Health and beauty treatments are often available at hot springs. Massages, mud baths, aromatherapy treatments and facials are also available. With over 2,000 hot springs in Japan, the competition to attract visitors is intense. There is nothing quite like soaking in an outdoor bath in the winter, watching the steam rise and snowflakes fall into the steaming hot waters – even if you have to share them with some snow monkeys!
This article was originally published on 25th December, 2015