Japanese hot springs (onsen)

Guests with Tattoos Can Now Enjoy Hot Spring Baths at This Japanese Onsen!

One of the common rules that a lot of people know about hot spring bathing is the “no tattoo” rule. Despite Japan’s advanced way of living, there seems to remain a stigma that accompanies people who have tattoos on their bodies. To many locals, tattoos still signify an association with notorious groups and organized crime…

Take a Look at These 30 Charming Hotels in Hokkaido for a Relaxing Trip in 2017!

Hokkaido is the most northern of Japan’s four main islands and is a stunning place boasting natural beauty. With excellent ski resorts, impressive mountains, and charming traditional towns, this area of Japan is very popular among both Japanese and international people. Visitors to this wonderful island can relax in one of its many hot springs…

12 Things to Do in Hakone, the Gorgeous Area of Mountains and Hot Springs

Hakone, which is part of Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, is a mountainous town in Kanagawa and a popular spot for those in Tokyo to visit for a day trip. It is well known for its breathtaking views of Mt. Fuji, hot springs, and its ship tours of the famous Lake Ashi. If you’ll be spending time…

Enjoy the Harmony of Nature and People Under the Moonlight at This Event in Japan

Kinugawa Onsen (鬼怒川温泉) is a famous hot spring resort located at the upstream of Kinugawa River in Nikko City, Tochigi Prefecture. Being located near Tokyo, it is known as one of the “inner rooms of Tokyo (東京の奥座敷)” along with its counterparts, Hakone and Atami. However, other than having a relaxing bath in the warm onsen,…

Check Out These 30 Great Hotels for a Perfect Stay in Beautiful Nikko in 2017!

The celebrated and unrivaled beauty of Nikko, a city in the northern Kanto region, is widely known in Japan and around the world. The Japanese have a saying, “Never say ‘kekko’ until you’ve seen Nikko”, kekko meaning ‘magnificent’. With so many gardens, shrines, parks, and cute monkeys roaming its streets, it’s easy to see why!…

Bathe in These 14 Japanese Onsen Baths From Around the World at SpaWorld in Osaka

Japan is undeniably famous for its hot spring baths, or more commonly known as “onsen.” Did you know that in Osaka, there is a famous place that offers various onsen inspired by different countries from all around the world? This tourist attraction, known as SpaWorld, not only offers onsen; they also offer other facilities like…

Make Your Trip to Shimane Memorable at This Traditional Japanese Guest House

A lot of travelers nowadays opt to search for lodging that is affordable but still has great service. Among the popular choices for them are guest houses. A guest house is a private house that offers accommodations and is quite similar to a bed and breakfast type of lodging. Across Japan, there are various guest…

Do You Like Unusual Hotels? Check Out This One in Japan That Used to Be a School!

Japan has a long-time issue of a declining birthrate, which has brought about the closing of around four hundred to five hundred schools in Japan per year. Osori Elementary School on the Izu Peninsula of Shizuoka Prefecture is one educational institution that was unfortunately closed. It was founded in 1892 and shut down in 1973…

Why Do Japanese People Love Taking a Bath at Night Before Going to Bed?

Japan is a place where certain customs and rituals might seem unusual to a Westerner’s eye. One of these is the fact that many Japanese people love to take a bath at night before they sleep, rather than in the morning before they head outside. Have you ever wondered why? Public Bathing jp.fotolia.com/ As you…

Relax, Recharge & Experience With These 5 Things to Do in Kobe

Imagine a place with a picturesque mountain view on one side and a stunning sea view on the other. Add to the image mouth watering food, ice cold beer, and a relaxing hot spring resort. Package these thoughts with a good dose of serenity and you get the city of Kobe. With so much to…
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