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.
Stunning Ryokan Views in Shizuoka
Indulge in incredible 'ryokan' getaways in the area the emperor chose for his villa.
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.
This Ryokan Has an Onsen You Can Stand In
Feel the water rush up from below in this 1.25-meter-deep hot spring carved out of solid rock!
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.'
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!
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!
Charming Traditional Ryokan in Gero
This charming and magnificent ryokan, with its in-room 'kaiseki' dinner, is a great reason to venture into the hills above Gero.
2 Incredibly Secluded 'Ryokan' in Toyama
These traditional inns go beyond just being secluded—they can only be accessed by boat or tram!
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.
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.
Grace & Ryosuke at the 'Ryokan'
Our favorite Texan in Tokyo heads to Tochigi to try her first 'ryokan' experience—and we've got the video here!
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!
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.
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!
Niseko's Goshiki Onsen
Hokkaido's Niseko area is mostly famous for its great skiing, but it's a hot spring paradise as well!
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!
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.