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Natsuko Mazany

Natsuko Mazany is an ALT in Gunma Prefecture. In the classroom, she is a janken master and the queen of waking up sleeping students. Outside of the classroom, she is an avid explorer of onsen and restaurants in the "inaka" (countryside). Hiking, photography and thriller films are just a few of her favorite things.

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9 Onsen in Shikoku Where Men and Women Can Bathe Together

Enjoy an intimate bathing experience in one — or more — of Shikoku’s many natural hot springs.

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10 Onsen in Chubu Where Men and Women Can Bathe Together

No trip to the Chubu region is complete without a visit to one of Japan’s most traditional attractions — a mixed-gender hot spring!

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9 Onsen in Tohoku Where Men and Women Can Bathe Together

Take a trip to the Tohoku region, down a road less traveled, where the most beautiful mixed baths wait to be discovered.

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9 Onsen in Hokkaido Where Men and Women Can Bathe Together

Hokkaido is an island blessed with an abundance of natural goodies like seafood, snow sports — and skinny dipping with friends!

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A Quick Guide To Mixed-Gender Bathing In Japan

Learn the art of and where to find one of Japan’s oldest traditions that's quickly fading away.

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9 Onsen in Kyushu Where Men and Women Can Bathe Together

While Kyushu is famous for some unique cuisine and craftsmanship, it’s also known for its abundance of ancient "au naturel" soaking in spots!

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9 Onsen in Kansai Where Men and Women Can Bathe Together

Complete your Kansai trip with a traditional touch: bathing in a mixed gender onsen!

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Edible Omiyage: 8 Low-Cost and Tasty Gifts to Bring Back from Japan

It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of a visit to Japan and forget about gifts for home until it’s too late. Here’s a handy guide to some instant gratification, snack-type souvenirs to help you out.

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7 Onsen in Kanto Where Men and Women Can Bathe Together

No towel, no problem. Catch this traditional Japanese experience of a mixed-gender host spring bath before it slips away...

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