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Bathed in history

Apart from modern sanitation, Hoshi Onsen Chojukan in Gunma prefecture has remained as it was when it was built 140 years ago. By Jaime Ee

THERE is no shower. How do you say, "where is the shower?" in Japanese? You tap and push around the walls of the tiny toilet cubicle,in the hope that a secret compartment pops open to reveal a compact glass-enclosure equipped with showerhead and shampoo. Your heart sinks - there is no shower, no...

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