WELLNESS

WELLNESS

In this busy world, it’s important to look after yourself; a little massage or soak in a tub can go a long way to improve your outlook. And, while it’s fun, travelling can also be stressful. Lucky for you, Japan can provide some stress relief. The cities have plenty of relaxing green spaces to calm the mind, not to mention massage and spa venues. And let’s not forget onsen (hot springs) and sento (public baths). Onsen are typically more remote and are widely sought out for their therapeutic effects on both body and mind. Sento, however, are dotted all over cities and make for a great place to soak the day away. Read on for some tips on wellness in Japan. 

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