A Soak in Tradition: Discovering Kinosaki Onsen #210

A Soak in Tradition: Discovering Kinosaki Onsen #210
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Dive into the heart of Japan at Kinosaki Onsen. Explore traditional onsen culture, from tattoo-friendly baths to cultural attire. Unwind in the magic of outdoor baths and cultural quirks in this immersive episode.

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単語 (Vocabulary)

温泉街 (おんせんがい) - Onsen town
施設 (しせつ) - Facility
露天風呂 (ろてんぶろ) - Open-air bath
浸かる (つかる) - To soak in water
歴史 (れきし) - History
特徴 (とくちょう) - Characteristic
制覇 (せいは) - Conquest, complete victory
洞窟 (どうくつ) - Cave
滝 (たき) - Waterfall
現金主義 (げんきんしゅぎ) - Cash-based
観光客 (かんこうきゃく) - Tourist
昔ながら (むかしながら) - Old-fashioned, traditional
タトゥー可 (タトゥーか) - Tattoo acceptable
下駄 (げた) - Geta (wooden sandals)
自動販売機 (じどうはんばいき) - Vending machine

会話の話題 (Conversation Topics)

Have you ever been to an onsen (hot spring)? Who did you go with? What was the experience like?

Do you think it would be beneficial to have more onsen facilities that are accommodating of tattoos?

What do you think about the culture of walking around onsen towns in a yukata (Japanese summer kimono)? Would you like to experience it?

What are your thoughts on the cash-based approach? Do you have any opinions on finding a balance with today's cashless society?

Please share your thoughts on why there were many young people at Kinosaki Onsen!

The water temperature at Kinosaki Onsen is quite high at 42°C (107.6°F); what would be your ideal temperature for onsen water?

Visit Kinosaki - Best Onsen Town in Japan
Best Onsen Town in Japan | The Official Site


Video Podcast and Japanese Transcripts (Furigana Included/Excluded)

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