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12 Incredible Onsen Getaways from Osaka

Choose from large spas, private family baths, mixed-gender onsen and more!

Cat Street View Offers Purrfect Virtual Tour

Meet friendly felines along a ground-level look at a city's more traditional roads and ways.

5 Real Homemade Cafés Around Miyazaki & Saito

Miyazaki City and its northern sister Saito City offer plenty of prime cafés catering to tourists flocking to this beach-bounded, history-heavy area.

14 Wacky Wilderness Onsen

Onsen critic Isamu Gunji risks his naked life to bring us 14 unforgettable outdoor hot springs that are barely on the map.

The 6 Best Foods to Eat in Nikko

"Yuba," or tofu skins, is arguably the most popular dish in Nikko.

5 Great Lesser-known Onsen Towns

If you’re looking to get off the beaten path, then give these towns a try!

Spend the Night at this Onsen from Just ¥1980!

Just in case you need another reason to visit an onsen in Oita, why not dive into the mountains for one of the cheapest stays you can find?

Onsen Myths of Fukushima

Onsen are an important part of Japanese culture, and they’re one of the things I missed the most while living in the U.S.

Hiratsuka Terraced Rice Field

Located 90 minutes from Tokyo by car, Hiratsuka Tanada grows rice with only rain water, without any other means of irrigation.

Snowbound Onsen In Nikko

While much of the Kanto area is flat and snow-free, the mountains north of Tokyo in nearby Tochigi have some great winter weather.

5 Incredible Snow-covered Onsen

This collection of winter snowscapes will help you beat the winter chill in the most unique way possible.

A Hypnotic Tour through January in Japan

The urban jungles of Tokyo and historic temples of Kyoto all look gorgeous in January.

Japan's 3 Weirdest Onsen

Where you go when you've dipped in them all?

Synchronized Bathing Bids Travelers to Oita

To show off a number of its best onsen, Oita recruited the help of a professional synchronized swim team.

The 3 Most Famous Hot Springs in Japan

Edo-Period philosopher Hayashi Razan identified the three best onsen in all of Japan.

Onsen Trivia: Highest, Hottest & Healthiest

Oita has the most hot spring sources, but Hokkaido has the most spas—and the highest onsen is in Toyama.

Hell Valley is Monkey Heaven

Deep in a snow-covered mountain valley nestled in the Japanese Alps, a natural hot spring bubbles out of the earth, enshrouded in curtains of thick steam.

Proper Ramen in Hot Spring Country

The owner and his wife haven't just created a great ramen shop in Sharaku—they've made a cool spot to hang out and drink in a classic onsen town.

8 Must-See Flower Spots in Hokkaido

Hokkaido is a must-visit place for nature lovers. After its harsh and snowy winters, the land shows off tulips in spring, lavender fields in summer, cosmos in autumn, and many more colorful flowers throughout the year.

Japan’s Oldest Hot Spring

Do you want to immerse yourself in a relaxing environment surrounded by rich Japanese history and architecture?

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