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Japan’s hot springs have been treasured for thousands of years. In Onsen of Japan, Steve Wilde and Michelle Mackintosh look at 140 of the very best places for tourists to visit and take a warm dip.

From large bathhouses to traditional 7th-century baths and open-air mountain springs, the pair has meticulously crafted a list displayed alongside images of the must-visit hot springs in Japan. This is the perfect guide to all the unmissable spots and all the dos and don’ts of Japanese hot springs to help you appreciate the country’s unique healing waters.