Lonely Planet named this unbelievably quaint town in northern Hyogo one of Japan’s best onsen destinations. It has everything you need for a weekend of relaxation and proper Japanese hospitality. The famous hot springs of Kinosaki were discovered in the 8th century. Today there are seven public baths staggered throughout town, each unique and equally charming. Gosho, no Yu has the distinction of being in the middle and is the newest onsen and one of the… Read More
Lake Inawashiro is in the center of Fukushima, taking its name from the Inawashiro area, and is known as the fourth largest lake in Japan. Its high level of transparency reflects the sky like a mirror, earning it the nickname “Sky Mirror Lake.” On sunny days, the clear water appears an even deeper shining blue.