Incorrectetiquetteatanonsenwilllandyouinhotwatersoto speak,soitisimportanttofollowthesimplerulesasperthesign below(takenfromEcholandHotSpringsinHakuba),translated for you as per below.• You must be naked inside the bath-do not wear a towel or underwear• Before you enter the bathtub wash yourself off using a shower first• The bathtub is for soaking only-do not use soap or shampoo inside the bath• Do not take alcohol into the hot spring-it is not the place to party• Dry yourself off before you enter the changeroom (you can use a little modesty towel for this)
Chopsticks and eating
Thehumblechopstickhasbeenthedownfallofmanyaforeigner, so here's a simple guide. •Whenyouarenotusingyourchopsticks,laythemonthe holderprovided,oronthetable-donotleavethemsticking into food-(this is a custom done at funerals!).•If you are taking food from a shared plate-do not put the food directly into your mouth-put it onto your own plate first.•Wait for everyone to be seated first before eating-everyone will say "itadakimasu" (grace) at the same time, then you can all start eating.•At the end of the meal you say “Gochisoosama deshita”•At a restaurant it is frowned upon if you ask for separate bills-better to pay all at once and work it out yourselves later.
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