A visit to Japan’s mysterious Nose Hair Pond

Originally published on Sora News by Oona McGee

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No body shaming at this site of natural beauty.

Nose hair tends to get a bad wrap in society — everybody seems to want to cut it or conceal it. But here in Japan there’s a place where the nose hair is free to grow wild, as nature intended, and that place is called Hanagenoike (“Nose Hair Pond“).

▼ We found out about the place in a “Drive Map” for the Kanto Koshinetsu region, which covers Tokyo and its surrounding areas, as well as Yamanashi, Nagano, and Niigata prefectures.

Located in the mountains of Joetsu City, Niigata

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