Japanese hot springs (onsen)

10 Things to Do When Traveling in Japan During the Rainy Season

The beginning of June marks the start of the rainy season in Japan, and it usually lasts until the end of July. While most travelers tend to avoid making plans during this time of year, there are actually a lot of fun activities you can enjoy despite the gloomy weather. The gray skies and seemingly…

Relax and Unwind at This Hot Spring in Gunma That Will Take You Back in Time

Gunma Prefecture (群馬県) is a mountainous area in the Kanto region (関東地方) of Japan. It is surrounded by numerous natural hot spring resorts, making it a favorite getaway spot for many. One of these is Kayabuki no Sato Yakushi Onsen Hatago (かやぶきの郷薬師温泉旅籠), an old-fashioned resort with a hot spring that dates back to the late…

Kit Kat Has Done It Again! Taste the New Limited Onsen Manju Kit Kat in Japan!

Take a break after bathing and relaxing in a Japanese hot spring or onsen. Indulge in this newest limited Kit Kat flavor! Japanese Onsen jp.fotolia.com/ Japanese hot springs, also known as onsen, are among the most popular places to experience traditional Japan. Bathing in an onsen is closely tied to religion and healing. It is…

6 Interesting Things to Do in Hachijojima, Japan’s Island of Perpetual Spring

Hachijojima is an island 300 kilometers south of Tokyo, located in the Philippine Sea. It is formed by two mountains, Mt. Hachijo-Fuji and Mt. Mihara, and takes less than an hour by plane and 10 hours by ferry from Tokyo. Most of the population lives in the plains between the two mountains. Because of the…

Check These 7 Must-Try Activities in Tokyo for the Ultimate Japanese Experience!

Ah, Tokyo – the capital of Japan. Whether it’s about exotic foods or groundbreaking discoveries, the city has continued to make news around the world, especially now that Tokyo is set to host the most awaited 2020 Olympics. If it’s your first time coming to Japan and you want to experience its culture, here are…

4 Things to Do in Ito City, a Jewel in Shizuoka That Is Yet to Be Discovered

Mt. Fuji might be the most popular tourist destination in Shizuoka, Japan, but most people do not know that this prefecture has a lot more to offer. In this article, I will give you a visual tour of Shizuoka’s Ito City (伊東市), a city in the coastal area of Japan that is just two hours…
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