Japanese hot springs (onsen)

Relax in a Hot Spring Above the Clouds at this Onsen Retreat in Nagano

Have you ever heard of the onsen (温泉; hot spring) in the clouds? Takamine Onsen (高峰温泉) is 2000 meters above sea level and offers a vast view of the surrounding nature while allowing you to soak in its blissful hot spring water from the Asama Mountains (浅間山). Though located in a rural area where everyday…

5 Amazing Outdoor Things To Do in Biei, Hokkaido This Summer

If you are someone who loves to explore nature and enjoys activities such as cycling, the Taisetsu Mountain (大雪山) Range in Hokkaido (北海道) is the best place to be, as it has curvy panoramic roads offering a countless number of views. Biei (美瑛) is a small town in the Kamikawa (上川) district that is renowned…

77 Luxury Hotels and Ryokans for a Relaxing Stay in Shizuoka This 2018

Shizuoka (静岡) is a beautiful prefecture in central Japan, boasting warm weather and home to the iconic tallest mountain in the country, Mt. Fuji (富士山). The southern peninsula, Izu (伊豆), is famous for its gorgeous beaches and hot spring resorts. Shizuoka is easily reachable from Tokyo (東京), and is popular among visitors for its breathtaking…

8 Things To Do Around Rausu, the Easternmost Town of Shiretoko Peninsula, Hokkaido

Rausu (羅臼) is on the easternmost edge of the Shiretoko Peninsula (知床半島) overlooking Nemuro Strait (根室海峡) that separates Russia and Japan. With an estimated population of just over 5000, this is one of the least populated towns in Japan. Despite this, there are plenty of things to do in and around the pristine town of…

9 Stunning Hotels and Ryokan in Hiroshima for Your 2018 Holiday to Japan!

Hiroshima prefecture (広島県) is a diverse region home to a myriad of greenery and mountains, beautiful coastline and the unmissable Hiroshima City. Whether you’d like a city trip to pay your respects at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park (広島平和記念公園) which commemorates the victims of the atomic bombing in 1945 or you’d like to discover the…

76 Hotels and Inns for Luxury Stay in Kyoto, Japan’s Culture Capital, in 2018!

Kyoto (京都) is often described as the most beautiful city in Japan. It is home to some of the nation’s most precious national treasures, including the Golden Pavilion, the shrine of a thousand torii (鳥居) gates, Nijo Castle (二条城), and streets where Geisha (芸者) in training roam. Anyone interested in Japanese culture must take a…

27 Recommended Hotels and Ryokan in Osaka for the Perfect Trip in 2018

Welcome to the largest city in the west of Japan: Osaka (大阪). There is a unique charm to Osaka that finds visitors falling in love with the metropolis as soon as they set foot in it. This is most certainly in part thanks to its distinctly friendly, outgoing locals, the hip vibes omitted from the…

44 of Hokkaido’s Best Luxury Hotels and Ryokan to Stay at in 2018

Hokkaido (北海道) is the most northerly of Japan’s islands. Celebrated for its abundant nature and distinct four seasons, you can enjoy the dramatic changes in scenery from incredible snow-covered treetops in winter to beautiful white and pink cherry blossom in spring to cooler temperatures in summer offering relief from the heat of the rest of…

49 Things to Do in Odaiba, the Entertainment Island of Tokyo, in 2018!

Odaiba is a large artificial island in Tokyo Bay, separated from central Tokyo by the famous Rainbow Bridge and accessible by monorail, subway and even boat. It is home to various small theme parks, museums, shopping malls, and boasts beautiful views of the sea and the city. It is a must-visit for families, friends, and…

32 Recommended Luxury Hotels in Tokyo You Should Stay at in 2018!

Japan attracted almost 20 million tourists in 2016 and with the upcoming 2020 Tokyo (東京) Olympics, that number is only expected to increase. Tokyo, the glamorous and fashionable capital of Japan, is a fantastic city hosting hundreds of things to do, from the historical and traditional to the fashionable and futuristic. No matter what your…
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