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Relaxing Ryokans & Hot Springs

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

Enoshima Island Spa

Enoshima Island Spa (Enospa) is located on Enoshima island, only 1 hour away from the center of Tokyo. This resort prides itself as a holistic health therapy center, a retreat to heal the body...

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...

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...

Hakone Yumoto Hot Springs – Mikawaya Ryokan

Private-use hot springs: Yes Rooms with open-air baths: Yes Collectively known as the “Hakone Seventeen Springs”, Hakone has been a favorite holiday onsen resort for nearby Tokyoites in particular since the Meiji era. For a...

Yufuin Hot Spring – Meien to Meisui no Yado Baien

Private-use hot springs: Yes Rooms with open-air baths: Yes Oita in northeast Kyushu is sometimes referred to as the “Onsen Prefecture”, and this resort located in a sprawling 30,000 square meters garden with two hot...

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,...

Nagasaki Onsen Yasuragi Ioujima Resort Hotel

Get yourself pampered with some of the best hot springs, food, and sights that Nagasaki has to offer Nagasaki Onsen Yasuragi Ioujima Resort Hotel is located on an island facing the sea of Nagasaki and...

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 –...

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...

Nishiyama, the secret hot spring of gods and champions

Tucked away in the Fukushima countryside, perhaps it's no surprise that this hot spring and traditional Japanese inn is overlooked by many people. But it is a crying shame, as – apart from the...