Japanese hot springs (onsen)

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…

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…

Do You Know This Hotel in Japan That Offers the Perfect View of Mt. Fuji?

It is said that the best season for viewing Mt. Fuji is between October and February as cooler seasons have high atmospheric visibility. If you want to gaze at the majestic beauty of the mountain for a longer period of time, it is advisable to stay in a hotel that offers the perfect view. You…

Escape Reality and Enjoy Nature by Climbing Mt. Rokko in Kobe!

Most people who visit the Kansai region go to Osaka for the food and shopping, or to Kyoto and Nara for the temples and traditional culture. However, roughly an hour and a half away from these prefectures, you can actually visit a paradise with a panoramic view of Osaka Bay, natural scenery, and excellent hot…

Rainy Day on Yakushima? Here Are 3 Activities You Can Enjoy Whatever the Weather

As the saying goes, “On Yakushima (屋久島), it rains 35 days a month!” So the chances of you experiencing a bit of precipitation on your trip to this beautiful island are pretty high. However, this doesn’t have to put a dampener on your visit. You can still enjoy the island’s world-famous hiking trails in the…

4 Fun Things to Do For Each Season in The Charming City of Fukushima!

Fukushima is a city in the beautiful Tohoku region of Japan and is the main city in Fukushima Prefecture. Since 2011, Fukushima Prefecture has suffered a huge loss because of the effects of the disaster after the tsunami which devastated the area. Over the years, the government of Fukushima together with its people have worked…

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…
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