How to Mind Your Onsen Manners
When in Japan, you'll quickly realize the country is full of rules—some blatantly expressed and some silently understood by locals—and a day at the hot spring is no different. But, we've got you covered on what to do (and not do) at the onsen.
Can You Keep a Secret? 4 Hidden Hot Springs
There are a lot of incredible hot springs in Japan. These four hot springs are not well known, but they'll surprise you! They all have something special in common—can you guess what it is?
Shimane: Silver & The Sea
The Iwami Ginzan silver mine was designated a World Heritage Site in 2007. At its peak in the mid-16th to early 17th century, it was believed to be the source of one third of all the silver in circulation in the world.
Top 5 Multiple-Hot-Spring Hotels
Sometimes one 'onsen' just isn't enough—which is why these places have numerous hot spring baths to soak in!
3,000-Year-Old Baths: A Look Inside Dogo Onsen
The rejuvenating waters of Dogo Onsen have been drawing people to this famed location for 3,000 years.
From Silver Mine to Hot Spring Village
Learn why people are flocking from all over Japan to this former mining town, from the relaxing hot springs to the feeling of ancient Japan.
Top 8 Exclusive En Suite Onsen in Kyoto
Are you shy about going to a public onsen? Here's one solution: an en suite hot spring experience! We bring to you our Top 8 list of en suite onsen inns near Kyoto!
An 8-Day Journey Through the 'Rising Dragon'
Travel through the 'Rising Dragon' region of Japan, where you'll find ancient shrines, exquisite gold leaf, top-ranked gardens, incredible festivals, panoramic mountain views, plus markets, museums, kabuki and more!
Experience the Wonder of Takasaki
Enjoy sightseeing as well as a dip in a famous hot spring all while traveling around Takasaki, only 50 minutes away from Tokyo.
Save up to 86% with Advance Airfare!
Want to travel Japan, but worried about the cost? JAL’s ‘Sakitoku’ advance fares lets you save up to 86 percent on airfare if you book at least 28 days in advance on domestic flights! Here are 12 ideas for places you can go!
Get Ready to Pack Your Bags for Kusatsu
Experience this charming onsen town like you've never seen before in this stunning 4K video!
Head to Izu on this Luxurious Hato Bus Tour
Travel to the hot springs of Izu in ultimate comfort and luxury aboard this stylish and modern bus.
Hot Spring Theme Park Might Become a Reality
This clip shows a number of jaw-dropping ideas for the spa-filled amusement park, including 'onsen' carousels and roller coasters filled with spring water.
Top 5 Onsen in Gifu
With its stunning mountain ranges and natural spring water, Gifu Prefecture is one of the best places in all of Japan to experience hot spring baths. Check out our favorite picks!
Escape Reality by Relaxing at Hotel Sakan
If you're looking for a vacation spot that has the convenience of city life and the charm of the countryside, Sendai is the place to go. And while you're there, pamper yourself with a stay at a top-of-the-line hotel that's a cut above the rest!
Discover the Beauty of Tohoku
Japan's northeastern Tohoku region offers the comforts of refreshing nature, beautiful scenery and time-tested traditions—concentrating the best of Japan into a single incredible area!
How to Enjoy Yamanashi in 2 Days, 1 Night
This is my two-day, one-night itinerary in hopes that this will help foreign travelers like me not miss the best part of traveling in Yamanashi!
Top Luxury En Suite 'Onsen Ryokan' near Tokyo
Enjoy a truly luxurious stay in a traditional Japanese inn with an en suite hot spring. The best part: they're located near Tokyo.
Have Yourself a Merry Christmas (by Yourself)
Are you far away from family and your friends too are busy, leaving you on your own this Christmas? No need to succumb to singles' sadness. We've got some helpful advice to help you enjoy the holiday while flying solo.
Four Outstanding Outdoor Onsen Across Japan
Hot springs are enjoyed in Japan year-round, but the chilly winter weather presents the perfect time to take a dip. Get ready to escape the cold at one of these four incredible outdoor onsen.