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Japan Winter Special - Other Areas

Hellish Hot Pot @ The Lockup

This winter, prison themed restaurant The Lockup offers a new super spicy nabe (hot pot) menu from hell for their fearless guests. Are you brave enough to try its burning hot soup with so...

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 –...

Yakushionsen – Hatago

Enjoy a hidden onsen with character at Yakushionsen Hatago An old country house sprawling over 23,000 sq m and a reconstruction of the village days of old in Japan, Kayabuki no Sato is a popular...

Gero Hot Spring – Gero Onsen Yamagataya

Private-use hot springs: Yes Rooms with open-air baths: Yes Named one of Japan’s top three onsens back in the Edo era, this region is still renowned for its ancient hot springs, with footbaths, public spas,...

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...

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,...

Fun Onsens

Even animals in Japan can’t resist a luxurious dip in an onsen. Have fun watching the onsen monkeys dip in the outdoor onsen till their faces turn redder than usual, or the capybaras monkeying...

Overnight trip from Tokyo- (2) Nostalgic Nagano

Located to the northwest of Tokyo, Nagano is easily accessible with Hokuriku Shinkansen and serves not only as an ideal overnight trip from Tokyo, but also a great stopover on the way to Kanazawa....

Ski in Japan: Resorts Near Tokyo

  Here are our picks for slopes near Tokyo that will give you a satisfyingly ski-filled day trip and still leave you time to head back to Tokyo in the evening in time to watch the city light up. Snowtown Yeti (Shizuoka...