Friday, December 6, 2019

Relaxing Ryokans & Hot Springs

Cool down in a yukata after a nice soak at these Japanese inns and hot springs.

Hida Takayama Hot Spring – Hanaougi Bettei Iiyama

Private-use hot springs: Yes Rooms with open-air baths: Yes Just a 50-min bus ride from World Heritage site Shirakawa-go, explore Hida Takayama’s charming townscape at this secluded 17-room ryokan. Hanaougi Bettei Iiyama offers a personal...

Gora Hot Spring – Gora Tensui

Private-use hot springs: Yes Rooms with open-air baths: Yes Take a picturesque ride along the Hakone Tozan Railway to its final stop, Gora, 550m high in Hakone’s mountains. Just a minute walk from the station,...

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...

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...