A trip to the onsen, or hot springs, is a favorite outing in Japan, especially during the cold winter months. The natural hot springs water warms the body from the inside out, perfect after a day outdoors. Many onsen also offer health benefits, and for centuries, onsen in Japan have been used as a cure for physical ailments.
Sit down and rince your body with hot water from the shower or bath.
Wash your body with soap before getting into the bath.
Enter the bath slowly. If the onsen water is hotter than you are accustomed to, start by putting only your feet or lower body into the bath.
After your body is used to the water temperature, immerse your entrie body. To orevent dizziness, do not stay in the bath for long periods or time.
Be sure to drink plenty of water or tea after you get out of the onsen to prevent dehydration.
1) Insert both arms into the sleeves of the yukata.
2) Close the front of the yukata so that the left side is on top.
3) Wrap the obi (sash) twice around your waist, tie it, and you are done!