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18 hot springs in Minakami Sarugakyo onsen

18 hot springs in Minakami: enjoy onsen in a town blessed with abundant nature and water resource

Located in the northern part of Gunma Prefecture, Minakami is a town with rich water resources surrounded by grand mountains. Recently, the town has b…

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…

Ibusuki Onsen

Ibusuki Onsen: Warm up your body and soul with a steam sand bath and onsen with a gorgeous view

Ibusuki Onsen used to be called “Yuhosuki,” represented by Chinese letters that mean an accommodation with abundant hot water. During the Edo period (…

Yufuin Onsen

Yufuin Onsen: hot springs cradled in Mount Yufu-dake amid the beauty of nature

Yufu-dake in northeastern Oita Prefecture has been revered as a divine mountain from time immemorial, appearing in the oldest surviving poetry collect…

Kusatsu onsen yubatake yumomi

Kusatsu Onsen: Japan’s famous hot spring, symbolized by the “Yubatake”

Kusatsu Onsen in Gunma Prefecture is one of the onsen resorts near Tokyo. With a unique culture, such as “Yubatake” and “Yumomi,” as well as full-fled…

Bessho Onsen: Onsen with more than 1,000 years of history

Ueda Dentetsu Bessho Line and Bessho Onsen Located in Ueda City, Nagano Prefecture, Bessho Onsen is an old hot spring town with more than 1,000 years …

Koganezaki Furofushi Onsen:Soaking in an open-air bath while watching the sunset sinking over the horizon and listening to the sound of the surf provides the ultimate in relaxation time.

Koganezaki Furofushi Onsen is in Aomori Prefecture and its open-air baths at the rocky beach offer a splendid view of the Sea of Japan and the coast c…

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 …

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…

Okuhida onsengo sinnhotaka onsen

Okuhida Onsengo: Onsen paradise in the Hida Mountains, rich in abundant hot spring water

Okuhida Onsengo (Okuhida Onsen Village) in Gifu Prefecture is an onsen paradise surrounded by the Hida Mountains, which are called “the roof of Japan.…

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 …