Travelling is about embracing new experiences. In Japan that can mean leaving your clothes, along with your comfort zone, in a neat pile far behind. Japanese onsens, or communal hot springs, adhere to ancient traditions which include bathing naked. While some visitors find it challenging, the enticements are hard to resist.
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Japanese are often described as polite, hard-working, yet passive or shy. But one area Japanese people are not shy about is when it comes to nudity. Girls are wearing shorter skirts each year. Tradition and pop culture is telling Japanese people to remove much more than their shoes. More skin, no clothes, and nudity has become normalized and even celebrated throughout society. As a child grows up in Japan, he or she begins to watch anime and read manga comic books. As they become older, the subject matter of anime and manga turns more sophisticated and often sexual.
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Japanese culture with things such as anime , Japanese food , and hot springs , is one of the most popular in the world. What parts of Japanese culture do foreigners like, and what are they not comfortable with? The following reflects only the opinion of the interviewees.
Inside, the walls were lined with metal lockers and there were no curtains, no changing areas. When I entered the bathhouse, I immediately removed my shoes. In Japan, shoes are almost never worn indoors. You slip them off as naturally as you would close an umbrella before entering a house.