Japanese hot springs (onsen)

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 29 Great Hotels for a Perfect Stay in Beautiful Nikko in 2018!

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 “to be satisfied”. It’s easy to see why! Nikko is a charming city in the mountainous Tochigi Prefecture,…

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…

Relax in These 3 Japanese Hot Spring Hotels in the Heart of Hakata in 2018

Hotel accommodation in Japan is never complete without a hot spring. This is an important part of Japanese culture which people should experience. It makes every stay a special one. Deeply connected to the country’s long and rich history, the extra benefit of a hot spring will make your stay a special one. If you’re…

A Hotel for Bookworms Is Opening in the Hot Spring Town of Hakone, Japan in 2018!

For all the bookworms out there that are thinking of making a visit to Japan, specifically a trip to the hot spring area of Hakone (箱根), there will be a new kind of hotel opening in the spring of 2018 which will be perfect for you. Check it out! Hakone Honbako (箱根本箱) 蔵書数なんと2万冊!本に囲まれるブックホテル「箱根本箱」来春オープン #旅行 #ホテル…
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