Most of the traditional Japanese customs and rituals are based on the Shinto religion. Shintoism celebrates the spirit of nature, in particular the water element. The clear, flowing and endlessly renewing character of water reflects life itself.
And one of the most common of these is Japanese onsen rituals. Bathing in a natural Japanese onsen is not only about partaking in an ancient ritual but also an opportunity to experience a culture deeply rooted in nature.