Thermae Romae – the last good series to appear on the NoitaminA block – has come out with an onsen guide:
Rurubu Thermae Romae, a collaboration between the Japanese travel magazine Rurubu and Mari Yamazaki’s Thermae Romae bathhouse manga, went on sale in Japan on Saturday. The magazine, which features an original cover by Yamazaki, has Thermae Romae’s protaognist Lucius introducing readers to his 100 top Japanese baths, as well as an interview with Yamazaki and individuals involved with the Thermae Romae live-action film.
Onsens are one of the best things about Japan (and the upside of all that seismic instability). If you ever go, leave your inhibitions at home and partake of this uniquely Japanese pleasure.