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How To Take a Japanese Bath

Watch more How to Turn Your Home into a Personal Spa videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Clean yourself in a Japanese ofuro by following this guide. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Fill the bath Fill the _ofuro_ with water heated to between 102 and 104 degrees Fahrenheit, which is much hotter than typical western bathwater. Step 2: Rinse yourself Rinse yourself thoroughly in the washing area outside of the ofuro before stepping into the bath. Tip The washing area outside the bath will typically include a hose shower. If it doesn't, remove water from the bath with a plastic bucket to rinse yourself. Step 3: Enter the bath Step slowly into the _ofuro_ and make yourself comfortable. Savor the warmth of the bath. Step 4: Exit the bath Exit the ofuro when you have had enough or become too hot. Tip Dry yourself with a towel after exiting the _ofuro_, or wash yourself with soap prior to re-entering it. Rinse the soap off so you do not introduce any soap into the ofuro. Step 5: Do not drain the bath water Do not drain the water in the _ofuro_ if others will be bathing after you. Japanese custom is that all members of a household use the same bath water. Did You Know? In Japan, bathing in a volcanic hot spring -- an _onsen_ -- is considered a form of relaxation -- not a way to get clean.
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