Arrow Artboard Created with Sketch. Artboard Created with Sketch. Title Chevron Title Chevron Icon Facebook Icon Linkedin Icon Mail Contact Path Layer Icon Mail Positive Arrow Icon Print Business trends Asians dip into Japanese-style hot spring baths Bathing facilities are popping up in China, Taiwan and Southeast Asia Bathers relax at a bath operated by Japan's Gokurakuyu Holdings in Changchun, in northeastern China.
SHIN WATANABE, Nikkei staff writer April 21, 2019 11:34 JST | China
DALIAN, China -- Japanese-style hot springs or
onsen are bubbling up across East and Southeast Asia as Japanese companies and others tout the wonders of a good soak.
The growing popularity of communal bathing is due in part to the growing number of people who have become familiar with Japan's
furo (bath) culture after visiting the country.
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