Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Onsen

Clear your mind and refresh your soul at these hot springs throughout Japan that deliver you into the healing embrace of Mother Nature.

Gifu

Gifu: The Land of Clear Waters Strategically located in central Japan, Gifu-ken (岐阜県, Gifu prefecture) is made up of five (unofficial) regions and is famous for its beautiful mountain towns, clear waters, traditional cormorant fishing...

Japanese Bathing For Beginners

A step-by-step bathing lecture For the Japanese, bathing is not just done with the pure purpose of cleansing one's body. Taking a good bath relaxes both the body and soul, and is seen as one...

Onsen Oasis: Yumori no Sato

Tokyo’s best soak even Tokyoites aren't aware of People from Tokyo often head out to other prefectures in search of "hidden hot springs" deep in the mountains to refresh their weary bodies and souls.  But believe...

Onsen Oasis: Dogo Onsen

Get spirited away at one of Japan's oldest hot springs At Dogo Onsen in Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture, you soak in the historic atmosphere just as much as the hot spring itself. While Matsuyama as a...

Azuma Bridge: A Bridge Of Crimson Thunder

Although Asakusa is without a doubt best known for the Sensoji temple, allow me to introduce another landmark in the area: Azuma bridge. Azuma bridge is located on the opposite side of Sensoji temple, but...

Onsen Oasis: Zao Dairotenburo

King of Onsens - The Princess Water hot spring Some hot springs are so good you never forget them. For me, the Zao Dairotenburo Hot Spring in Yamagata prefecture is one of those. A decade...

Hidden gems of Sugamo, the ‘Harajuku for obasans’

This street could hold the secret to Japanese ‘obasans’’ longevity

Hokkaido By Rail and Car: Day 3 – Kamikawa, Sounkyo

Hokkaido, Japan's second largest island, is also referred to as the "The Big Land in the North" by the locals. Blessed with picturesque nature and bounty from the sea and land, it is a...

Do the “Hell Tour” at Beppu Onsen

Beppu in Oita Prefecture is probably the most famous onsen resort in Japan, producing the most hot spring water than any other area. The type of hot spring water varies on the location of...

Onsen Oasis: Kinugawa Nioson Plaza

An onsen for everyone, with everyone Kinugawa is a popular onsen retreat in Tochigi Prefecture, located near famous world heritage site Nikko. In the old days, it was a sacred onsen only for monks and...