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Capybara Spas Exist In Japan, And I'll See Ya There

Japan is an amazing country. The landscape is incredible, and don't even get me started on the food. But the one thing we all know about Japan is how much they love "kawaii-fying" everything, from packaging to advertising. But, the other cutesy thing Japan loves is capybaras, and they have onsen, or hot spring spas, dedicated to chilling with these adorable massive rodents.

If you've never seen or heard about capybaras before, prepare to be absolutely amazed and bring some tissues for how much you'll be crying from the cute.

So, what are capybaras, and what do capybara spas entail exactly?

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Capybaras are the biggest rodents on Earth, are semi-aquatic, and are primarily found in northern and central South America.

And for some reason, Japan loves 'em. I don't blame them! Because I learned while living there that I do too.

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They actually love soaking in hot springs — something I can definitely relate to.

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These ones are having a soak at the Izu Shaboten Zoo in Shozuoka.

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There are several capybara spas all over Japan.

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I might have to make my next Japan travels solely based around visiting every capybara onsen.

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Name a better activity to do than watch capybaras chill in hot springs all day. I dare you.

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Anyone else looking at flights to Japan now?

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