A trip to Japan would not be complete without onsen (hot springs). It is recommended to shower first at the shower area with the shampoo and soap provided before entering the onsen and never go into the onsen with your towel on, as it is considered impolite in Japan. If you have any small tattoos on your body, do cover up with plasters. The “salt sauna” was a nice experience as my skin felt so soft and smooth after the salt exfoliation and do take a sitting pad outside the sauna room before entering. It can be quite unnerving to be walking around naked but I realised that the Japanese don’t really look at you and everyone is just minding their own business.