relaxation

Relax at This Roman Style Onsen ’Terme Ogawa’ near Tokyo

Terme Ogawa is a unique natural hot spring in the western suburbs of Tokyo that is well worth a visit, due to its blend between Roman baths and Japanese onsen. The complex is located in Kodaira City, just around the corner from Ogawa station on the Seibu-Kokubunji and Seibu-Haijima lines, whilst Shin-Kodaira station on the…

Treat Yourself to a Relaxing Day at Hanasaki Spa in Saitama

Having visited countless onsens across Japan, few rival the hidden gem of Hanasaki Spa in Haraichi, a short train ride from Omiya, Saitama’s central hub. Omiya is easily accessible in just over 30 minutes from central Tokyo with the express Saikyo services running from Shinjuku. From Omiya, get on the New Shuttle and in ten…

A Bathing Suit Friendly Onsen in the Heart of Tokyo – Perfect for Couples!

The majority of onsen (Japanese hot springs) have a strict no bathing suit policy but located in North-West Tokyo is Toshimaen Garden Spa, the perfect place to escape from the madness of central Tokyo and enjoy ultimate relaxation whilst keeping your kit on. Niwa No Yu, Toshimaen The facilities are extensive with a large mixed…

Need to Relax? Visit the Hirayama Onsen Taichi Resort in Yamaga

Perhaps you are an onsen-pro, visiting your public bathhouse every weekend and chatting with the locals, or perhaps you’re still more of a novice to the whole public bathing experience. Either way, if you’re a fan of the hot springs of Japan, you can’t fail to be impressed by the Hirayama Onsen Resort in Yamaga,…

4 Incredible Japanese Spas You Ought To Try!

Just an hour outside of Tokyo, Hakone, lie some popular traditional spas, typically in Yunessun Spa House. Public bathing in an onsen(hot springs) is the best form of relaxation for Japanese people, they soothe in them and give themselves a reward that they deserve. This resort offers an all-body spa treatment, you can even choose…