Source: At Press Japanese Zoo’s Capybaras Soak In Yuzu Hot Springs Every Winter 2017-12-19 Tue 2017-12-19 Tue Capybara, the world's largest living rodents, are well known for their relaxed disposition, but they also have an adorable fondness for enjoying a dip in hot water during colder seasons. In Japan, this includes onsen, or traditional Japanese hot springs, and there are even zoos in Japan equipped with such baths for Capybara to enjoy. One such place is the Izu Shaboten Zoo in Shizuoka prefecture, where you can watch Capybara relax in their impossibly cute ways in hot yuzu baths. Source: At Press The Izu Shaboten Zoo has been featuring the “Capybara Yuzuyu” in their onsen-equipped garden every winter solstice since 1996, but the tradition of bathing in onsen with yuzu, a Japanese citrus, dates back to the Edo period as a way to ward off oncoming colds. The Capybara Yuzuyu will run from December 23rd to January 6th, open from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM. If you miss out on the Yuzu version, there is a separate open-air bath for the Capybara that runs from November 18th to April 8th. Source: At Press By - grape Japan editorial staff. Source:At Press / カピバラ柚子湯を満喫 2013 (Capybara in hot citron bath) Tags: Bathing / Capybara / Cute / Hot Springs / Izu Shaboten Zoo / Japan / Onsen / Rodents / Shizuoka / Winter / Yuzu / Yuzu Bath grape Japan Sightseeing Japanese Zoo’s Capybaras Soak In Yuzu Hot Springs Every Winter Related Article Mario and Luigi themed pancake sandwiches highlight the new Mario Restaurant menu New Japanese rice cooker cuts 20% of sugar from servings for healthy meals Purple Wisterias Drape Majestically Over The Heads Of Visitors At Ashikaga Flower Park Passing Down Tradition With Girls’ Day Dolls Made With A Modern Twist Office employee makes Evangelion A.T. Field clear partition as coronavirus protection Japan’s Real Life Studio Ghibli Village Offers The Most Charming Stroll–And It’s Free!