Fake ‘onsen’ claims continue to surface all over Japan

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In Kagoshima Prefecture, a hot spring famous for its unusual green color was revealed to be the result of dissolving household ‘Bath-Clean’ bath salts into the water. Further claims of ‘fake onsens’ have been surfacing continuously over the country. However, ministry officials are reluctant to act quickly against the problem on grounds that they do not possess the right to act in a matter they still consider as private.


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