The Real Spirited Away Onsen
Remember the red bridge and layered, rising walls of Yubaba’s hot spring hotel in Spirited Away?
Japan's 3 Weirdest Onsen
Where you go when you've dipped in them all?
How to Handle Your Tattoos in the Onsen
Many onsen ban tattoos, and even among Japanese young people, a little over 60 percent still don't favor allowing them in the bath. But there's no need to fear: We've compiled some solid tips on how to enjoy the water.
Japan's Only 3-Michelin-Star Onsen
Head down to Oita for the spot that wowed Michelin for four years straight.
3 Cool Countryside Day Trips from Tokyo
We all need a break from the city sometimes. Experience the other side of Japan with these three day trips to the countryside right outside Tokyo.
Naminoue Shrine is Literally Above the Waves
Perched up on a hill, Okinawa's principal Shinto shrine overlooks Naminoue Beach and the East China Sea.
12 Incredible Onsen Getaways from Osaka
Choose from large spas, private family baths, mixed-gender onsen and more!
The Michelin Guide's Top 6 Beaches in Okinawa
Michelin has some great ideas about where to travel, and their recommendations for Okinawa do not disappoint.
Top 6 Ways to Enjoy the Ocean in Chiba
Aquatic adventures await, a mere day trip away from Tokyo!
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.
Chase Away the Winter Blues in Okinawa
While better known as a summer destination, sunny Okinawa has lots to offer travelers seeking an offbeat winter vacation in the sun.
5 Great Couples’ Onsen Getaways
Private baths let you have some alone time in the tub.
4 Soothing Onsen Day Trips from Tokyo
While these Kanagawa onsen and their surrounds are certainly worth an overnight stay, each can work equally as well as a day trip.
Promoting the Healing Power of Nature
The Kaminoyama Onsen Kurort project is a wellness and leisure spot in Yamagata Prefecture that focuses on medical science-based healthy outdoor walks and invigorating visitors through local culinary and hot spring resources.
The 5 Best Michelin-Starred Spots in Okinawa
Michelin's Green Guides rate local attractions other than restaurants and hotels, which are covered in its Red Guides. Take a look at what the Michelin Green Guide has to say about beautiful Okinawa!
5 Incredible Snow-covered Onsen
This collection of winter snowscapes will help you beat the winter chill in the most unique way possible.
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.