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Savor a Vegetarian Banquet in Hakone

Okudo Saryo Rikyu-an is a Hakone inn offering healthy, vegetarian 'kaiseki' cuisine—along with a classic hot spring bath right in your room!

The Spotlight's on Jay Ponazecki

Jay Ponazecki takes time from her daily public service responsibilities to share her recommendations on just where to go during the changing of the seasons.

9 Classic Yugawara Ryokan with Private Baths

Traditional 'ryokan' (Japanese-style inns) are the epitome classical of Japan, and they're the backbone of the hot spring town of Yugawara. Here are nine great picks in Yugawara, each with a private bath!

A Kyushu Trip the Whole Family Can Enjoy!

Saga, Kumamoto and Nagasaki offer shopping, theme parks, hot springs, brewery tours and many more unique experiences. There's something for everyone!

16 Superb Views Found in Kyushu

Introducing the natural landscapes and gorgeous harmony you'll find only in Kyushu!

An Action-Packed Day at Nagashima Spa Land

You could kick back and relax all day at Nagashima Spa Land. Or, you can get your thrills on the best roller coasters in western Japan, enjoy some smooth jazz, go shopping, and cap off the day with a leisurely soak in the hot springs!

A Secluded Hot Spring in Tokyo!

Get away from the hustle and bustle at Janoyu Onsen Inn in Hinohara Village.

A Rare Sand Hot Spring

Japan has plenty of hot springs, but some of them are truly unique—like this sand hot spring in Saga Prefecture, which has a history of some 2,000 years!

3 Definitive Accommodations in Hakone-Yumoto

Hakone Senkei offers three excitingly different hot spring inns at Hakone-Yumoto—including one with private, detached rooms like little thatch-roofed cottages!

Ichinoyu Ryokan: The Hot Choice for Hakone

The Ichinoyu Group's Japanese-style inns, or 'ryokan,' can be found throughout the Hakone area, offering half a dozen luxuriously different ways to experience this famed hot spring region. Find out why they're hot, and which one suits you best!

11 Record-Setting Sites in Japan

Venture out and discover these 11 spots that break records in Japan, from the tallest building to the deepest lake. Or how about the city that eats the most ice cream?!

Private Baths in Forest Groves

Wonderful for couples, savor a luxurious experience surrounded by nature at Kinnotake Tonosawa inn.

A Relaxing Weekend Retreat in Yugawara

Put your wallet away and pay using only your finger in Yugawara!

6 Geothermal Days in the 'Land of Fire'

Spend a day hugging the edge of one of the world's largest calderas, meander through eight boiling 'hells,' let yourself get buried in steaming hot sand, and even visit Hello Kitty—there's an incredible array of things to be done in Kyushu!

5 Places Too Perfect Not to Take a Picture!

You simply must check out our Top 5 picturesque 'ryokan' at Yugawara Onsen.

8 Hot Spots to Book in Kyushu—If You Can!

We'd love to stay in any of these eight amazing Kyushu locales—but they're so popular it can be really hard to get a space!

7 Great Shops & Inns Near Yugawara Station

Located just 90 minutes south of Tokyo, Yugawara is a great hot spring getaway. Here are seven stellar shops and inns where you can get the most out of the local flavor while you're in the area!

4 Popular, Cozy & Tasteful Yugawara B&Bs

There are a number of family-oriented, affordable, yet stylish B&Bs to be found among the rich hot spring country of Yugawara.

8 Amazing Days on a JR Kyushu Rail Pass

Discover the beauty of four Kyushu prefectures by rail! Wander castle towns, stroll through samurai residences and visit historic shrines tied to the founding of Japan, all surrounded by delicious local cuisine!

3 Wild 'Onsen' Theme Parks

Want a little more than just a soak in hot water? Try an 'onsen' theme park, where a whole world of water-related adventure awaits!

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