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Beppu: A Hot Spring Paradise

A short trip south from Oita Airport, Beppu is perhaps the most popular of Oita’s hot spring resort towns, hosting millions of visitors who come each year for 'onsen pilgrimages.'

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!

Spend a Star-Studded Evening at Kurokawa Onsen

Awarded two stars by the Michelin Green Guide Japan in 2009, Kurokawa Onsen Town is an amazing place to unwind with 24 hot spring baths you can enjoy even as a day visitor, some with very surprising features.

7 Stellar Izu Hotels

Located roughly two hours southwest of Tokyo, the Izu Peninsula offers everything from modern seaside resorts to secluded hot springs with over 1,000 years of history—not to mention a few stunning views of Mount Fuji!

Yufuin: The Quintessence of Hospitality

Nestled in the shadow of Mount Yufu, Yufuin is a compact hot spring town where quaint inns are mixed with regular houses and rice paddies—as well as lots of unique cafés and galleries.

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.

Top 10 Japanese Companies Over 800 Years Old

Just how old is the oldest Japanese company? You might be surprised to learn that most of the companies on our list date back centuries before the Black Plague!

4 Hot Ways to Experience Kagoshima

Kagoshima is all about the primal earth. Spend your days immersed in hot spring waters, lounging on island beaches, or—if you're so inclined—covered in hot sand!

2 Incredibly Secluded 'Ryokan' in Toyama

These traditional inns go beyond just being secluded—they can only be accessed by boat or tram!

Niseko's Goshiki Onsen

Hokkaido's Niseko area is mostly famous for its great skiing, but it's a hot spring paradise as well!

5 Reasons to Stay at Hakone Ginyu

Known as one of Japan’s top 'ryokan,' Hakone Ginyu is the perfect combination of modern and traditional. Here are five reasons to hang your hat up here for a few nights!

Shimoda: Beaches, Hot Springs & Seafood

Located at the tip of the Izu Peninsula, Shimoda has something for every visitor: beaches offering beautiful views, relaxing hot springs and deliciously fresh seafood.

54 Fun Things to Do in Japan!

Japan is filled with quirky and fun bucket-list-worthy things to do, with countless sights, shrines, parks, gardens, restaurants, museums and neighborhoods to explore. Here are the 54 fun things to do in Japan!

5 Ways to Unwind at the Phoenix Seagaia Resort

With so many amazing activities for all ages—from golf and hot springs to zoos a Pokémon hunt—here are our Top 5 reasons to make your way to this one-of-a-kind resort in Miyazaki!

Traditional Meets Modernity at Hoshino Resorts

Hoshino Resorts is a renowned resort group in Japan, creating a luxurious Japanese vacation experience. After a century, Hoshino Resorts continues its tradition of providing a blend of the premium with the decor of the past.

Yamagata: Rivers of Ice & Snowy Onsen

Established in the 1400s as a silver mine, Ginzan Onsen reached its height in the 1600s. After the silver was gone, the population thinned, but the hot springs were still known as a place for therapeutic bathing.

Let This Onsen Ryokan Accentuate Your Beauty!

It may be basic, but this rare sodium bicarbonate hot spring in Wakayama Prefecture can soften and remove dead skin cells, leaving you feeling like a brand new person.

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!

The Poster Spring for Japan Rail

Located deep in the mountains of Miyagi, this hot spring hotel is all about healing. Its outdoor 'onsen' is so picturesque that it's been featured in posters for JR.

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