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Naruko Onsen-Kyo Village

Naruko Onsen-Kyo Village: diverse waters in Tohoku’s great spa town

At the northernmost point of Miyagi Prefecture are the five hot springs that make up Naruko Onsen-kyo Village. This prominent hot spring area in Tohok…

Kinugawa Onsen

Kinugawa Onsen: Impressive view of a grand valley at one of the biggest onsen resorts in Kanto

Nikko in Tochigi Prefecture is among the most popular tourist destinations in Japan. Located along the valley upstream of the Kinugawa River, Kinugawa…

Izu shimoda onsen

Izu Shimoda Onsen: feel the winds from foreign lands at this hot spring port town

Shimoda City in Shizuoka Prefecture, at the southern tip of the Izu Peninsula. Emerging from the ticket gate of Izukyu-Shimoda Station, you are greete…

Kaike onsen

Kaike Onsen: unwind on an exquisite coastline of white sand and blue pine trees

In northwestern Tottori Prefecture, Yonago City is home to one of the most popular hot spring areas in the San-in region, Kaike Onsen which overlooks …

Tamatsukuri Onsen

Tamatsukuri Onsen: famed beautifying hot springs rejuvenating skin since ancient times

About a 15-minute drive from the center of Matsue City in Shimane Prefecture, Japan’s 7th largest lake, Lake Shinji, receives the currents of the Tama…

wakura onsen Noto Peninsula seaside

Wakura Onsen: a seaside hot spring town discovered by the White Heron

Set on Ishikawa Prefecture’s Noto Peninsula, Wakura Onsen is an “ocean hot spring,” rare even in Japan, characterized by abundant salt content. The th…

togatta onsen kokeshi doll

Togatta Onsen: An onsen town preserving the tradition of cute kokeshi dolls

At the foot of Mount Zao on the border between Miyagi Prefecture and Yamagata Prefecture, Togatta Onsen is located in the plateau area at 330 meters o…

Ikaho onsen stone steps birthday steps

Ikaho Onsen: An atmospheric onsen town of the iconic stone steps

On the side of Mount Haruna in Shibukawa City of Gunma Prefecture lies Ikaho Onsen, a hot spring town with over 400 years of history. Its symbol is th…

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Yamanaka Onsen: Onsen in a valley with a history and traditional culture of 1,300 years

Yamanaka Onsen in Ishikawa Prefecture has a long history: it is said that the famous Buddhist priest, Gyoki, discovered the onsen about 1,300 years ag…

Dogo Onsen

Dogo Onsen: enjoy an historic onsen and fine onsen town

Located in Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture, in the north-west part of Shikoku Island, Dogo Onsen is one of the oldest onsen in Japan and its history …

Bandai Atami Onsen

Bandai Atami Onsen: An onsen resort with the legend of “onsen for beautiful skin”

Photo:Koriyama City Tourist Association Located in Koriyama City, Fukushima Prefecture, Bandai Atami Onsen is said to be named after the area related …

yugawara onsen

Yugawara Onsen: An onsen town with a history of more than 1,000 years, healing people’s wounds and attracting people

Located within 60 minutes by limited train from Yokohama, Yugawara Onsen in Kanagawa Prefecture is said to be one of the oldest onsen hot springs in t…

Sounkyo Onsen

Sounkyo Onsen: An onsen resort tucked in a gorge of the northern outdoors

Located in Hokkaido’s immense Daisetsuzan National Park is Sounkyo, a gorge that showcases the magnificent natural landscape of the area. Tucked insid…

Gero Onsen

Gero Onsen: Be moved by this hot spring village in the mountains

Nestled in the middle of Japan in Gifu Prefecture’s Hida River basin, is Gero Onsen, one of the three great springs of the nation. Adored by people fo…

Unazuki onsen Kurobe Kyokoku Gorge torocco train

Unazuki Onsen: One of the best onsen areas in the Hokuriku region, at a beautiful gorge

Along the Kurobe-gawa River which flows between the Tateyama Mountains and Ushirotateyama Mountains in Toyama Prefecture, there is large valley, Kurob…

Awara Onsen

Awara Onsen: One of the biggest onsen towns in Fukui, home to a food stall village with a cozy atmosphere

Located in the northern part of Fukui Prefecture with hilly terrain to the north and a paddy field zone to the south, Awara Onsen is one of the bigges…

Nanki Shirahama Onsen

Nanki Shirahama Onsen: 15 springs! Hot springs and sightseeing abound. This Japanese beach resort has it all!

Nanki Shirahama Onsen is one of the most prominent hot spring resorts in the the Kinan region of southern Wakayama Prefecture. From resort hotels to r…

Zao Onsen

Zao Onsen: 1,900 years since its opening! One of the oldest onsen towns in Japan

Straddling Yamagata Prefecture and Miyagi Prefecture, Zao Onsen used to prosper as the west-side entrance to the Zao Mountains for worshipping of the …