Empire Onsen on Beatles Island

What better way to celebrate my full return to the grid than with a real good splishy splashy, right? So, first thing I did today was checking the search for onsens I haven’t been to yet. Mmmmm, found a good one. Look:

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Beatles Island isn’t the most beautiful sim ever. But very very Japanese and got its own atmosphere.
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The Empire Onsen on Beatles Island is easy to find and due to our impressive Japanese skills we know immediately thru which curtain we must enter. 😉
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As is common in  modern onsens you’ll find a little area where you can check on your body weight amd size.
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Cleanliness is next to godliness and blah blah … Yes, we take a shower before jumping into any pool, not just in Japan.
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Hm, I know cats are kinda clean but still. Must have a serious talk with the bandai about letting pets into the bathhouse. :/
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Empire Onsen offers a small variety of solo splishy splashy anims and a seperate set for couple anims. Didn’t try the couples stuff but the solos are ok-ish. 
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“Choo Choo, I’m a train!”
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Nice thing about the solo anims: They place you into different parts of the pool. So when you go bathing with friends you’ll not end up all on one big messy pile of avatar bodies. 
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This is gokuraku.
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What can’t be missed from any onsen is a handpainted mural with nice nature scenes. Mostly of mount Fuji.
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Like the rest of the sim, the onsen is also a typical urban bathhouse. Not romantic and with breathtaking views onto the landscape but a sober and functional setting. I must say I quite like it.

The bather’s verdict: Same as the first onsen I’ve ever visited, Empire Onsen is also a very urban onsen and sticks kinda close to the original Japanese tradition, only not in such a strict (and also silly) way. This is more toned downand puts the comfort of the guest before any onsen tradition stuff. Nothing spectacular here but just a nice little experience and cleansing of your avie. Recommended.

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