Onsen Spa Experience, part 2

I previously wrote about trying out the onsen at I’m Hotel in Makati. I had planned on making part 2 about one of the onsen hotels in Laguna, but since the opportunity came up to try an authentic one in Japan, that blog will have to be bumped to part 3. Japan is actually where onsens originated. The Japanese have been using hot springs to … Continue reading Onsen Spa Experience, part 2

Onsen Spa Experience, part 1

In the middle of a hectic month (or more accurately, past three months) of work and school, the holiday weekend was a welcome break. It also felt like a great time to try new things, like stripping down and slipping into an Onsen pool. An Onsen is a Japanese hot spring meant for beautifying the skin and relaxing the body. While the earliest Onsens (and … Continue reading Onsen Spa Experience, part 1