Tuesday, January 21, 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.

Ultimate Map of Cherry Blossom Spots in Japan : Kyushu

Ultimate Map of Cherry Blossom Spots in Japan Kyushu Kyushu is located on the southernmost tip of Japan and has a warmer, more tropical climate than the rest of the country. Peppered with lovely...

Top 3 Therapeutic Hot Springs in Japan

The practice of visiting hot springs or onsen has long been regarded as beneficial for curing various ailments in Japan. Called toji (湯治 lit. hot water healing) in Japanese, this practice of balneotherapy is...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Kanto

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Kanto Kanto is located on Japan’s Honshu island and consists of seven prefectures: Gunma, Tochigi, Ibaraki, Saitama, Tokyo, Chiba, and Kanagawa. As the most densely populated area in Japan,...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Gunma Prefecture (2)

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Kanto Gunma 15 Suwakyo Gorge (諏訪峡) in Tone-Minakami [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d3196.4502864277074!2d138.9714181152887!3d36.75976387995691!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x0%3A0x398e42e0f7d5df8d!2z6KuP6Kiq5bOh5aSn5qmL!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sus!4v1476687723087&w=100%&h=100%] First colors: End of October Color Peak: Beginning of November Access: 20min walk from Minakami Station (JR Joetsu Line) Address: Minakami-machi, Tone-gun 379-1616 Gunma Ranking:...

Kawabaonsen – Yutorian

Experience Japan’s original surroundings at this hot spring lodge just 2 hours from Tokyo Kawaba Village in Gunma Prefecture, which is blessed with good quality onsen water, is where the elegant ryokan Yutorian –...

Sagamiko Resort, fun comes in many forms

With so much to do at Sagamiko Resort, the fun is guaranteed If you ever find yourself undecided or at an impasse with your friends over what to do on weekends, consider this: nobody will...

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...

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...

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...

Go back in time to the Showa period to soak in a soul-repairing onsen

By Bethany Kary If you ever wanted to see Japan in a different era, or just want a different onsen experience, then try Saitama’s Showa Period Retro Onsen. Shōwa period lasted 63 years, but many people...