Kinosaki Onsen

Kinosaki Onsen

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 7 Mystic Onsen of Kinosaki

The 7 Mystic Onsen of Kinosaki

Entering the onsen, or Japanese hot springs, is more complex than unclothing and hopping into the water.To the Japanese, taking part in the onsen requires you to know about the rich culture and history behind them and to be familiar with the rituals and customs of the...
Akita’s Onsen Paradise

Akita’s Onsen Paradise

Akita (秋田県, Akita-ken) is a large prefecture at the Sea of Japan coast in the northern Tohoku Region. Prefectural capital is Akita City. Among Akita’s main attractions are: its natural beauty of mountains and the sea, hot springs and the town of Kakunodate,...
Arima – Celebrated hot spring resort within the city limits

Arima – Celebrated hot spring resort within the city limits

Natural hot springs (温泉, onsen) are numerous and highly widespread across Japan. Every region of the country has its share of hot springs and resort towns, which come with them. There are many types of hot springs, distinguished by the minerals dissolved in the water....
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