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Episode 9: A winter ode to l’eau chaude By Naked Stranger

The Naked Stranger By the Naked Stranger Episode 9: A winter ode to l’eau chaude Hot water is good. I love it. But not like that comfortable, homey love affair I have with my slippers. And not like that sneaky, guilty love I feel for ho...

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Bringing the world back home By The Naked Stranger

Episode 8: Bringing the world back home The Japanese are great imitators. They love to take little slices of the rest of the world and put them here in Japan. Go to Nagasaki to experience Holland at the Huis Ten Bosch Dutch Village. Marvel at the t...

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Episode 7: The most beautiful girls in Japan By The Naked Stranger

The Naked Stranger Episode 7: The most beautiful girls in Japan “Well, those Tokyo girls are hip, I really love those clothes they wear. And Okinawa girls with the way they talk they knock me out when I’m down there. But I wish&hellip...

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Episode 5: The 39 Most Beautiful Villages in Japan By Naked Stranger

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Arial} span.Apple-tab-span {white-space:pre} Where are the most beautiful villages in Japan? The Naked Stranger pondered this question when he...

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Episode 4: Bare Bodies and Bear Soup By Naked Stranger

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.0px Arial} span.s1 {font: 13.0px Helvetica} The Naked Stranger is a culture vulture. He loves ancient stories about Japan. He reads them v...

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Episode 3: Warning! This onsen may kill you! By The Naked Stranger

Can a bathhouse be closed if the front door is left open? The Naked Stranger likes to ponder philosophical questions of life, death and onsen like this. Just the other day he went to a bathhouse and was surprisingly told by a member of the front desk ...

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Episode 2: Maguse Onsen - The Travelers Friend By The Naked Stranger

“Save water, share a bath.” Maguse Onsen: The Travelers Friend If you are a stranger in this strange land, the Naked Stranger is just like you. He is not from around here. He comes from a country where naked people get arrested and b...