Thursday, February 20, 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.

Lake Toya Hot Spring – The Lake View Toya Nonokaze Resort

  Private-use hot springs: Yes Rooms with private view spa: Yes With views of Nakajima Island and Mt. Yotei (also known as Hokkaido’s Mt. Fuji) across the serene lake waters, and active volcano Mt. Usu in...

Nikko Sightseeing: Lake Chuzenji

Lake Chuzenji (Chuzenji-ko in Japanese) is a scenic lake in Nikko National Park. It was created 20,000 years ago when Mt. Nantai (2,484 m) erupted and blocked the river. Lake Chuzenji’s shores are mostly...

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...

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...

Hokkaido By Rail & Car: Day 1,2 – Sapporo, Lake Toyako –

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: 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...

Un repas, c’est tout un voyage !

In the splendid Fukuoka, terroir real ramen to the palette! One of the most famous dishes of Japan are the ramen, but did you know that there are different kinds? For example, soybean or miso...

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...