Category: Onsens

  • Gamagori Hot Spring Area Guide

    Gamagori Hot Spring Area Guide

    Facing Mikawa Bay surrounded by Atsumi and Chita Peninsulas, Gamagori is one of Tokai Area’s leading tourist spots. Many people visit the city throughout the year because of its calm sea, mild climate, and beautiful scenery. Miya Miya Onsen (hot spring resort area) which overlooks Mikawa Oshima (island) is situated at the foot of Kobosan…

  • Spa Resort Hawaiians: The Word’s Largest Outdoor Hot Spring

    Spa Resort Hawaiians: The Word’s Largest Outdoor Hot Spring

    Spa Resort Hawaiians is a large leisure park that utilizes the natural hot springs of the area. In the large dome, the temperature is set at 28 degrees Celsius all year round, creating a Hawaiian atmosphere. The Largest Outdoor Hot Spring In The World The site is 6 times as big as Tokyo Dome and…

  • Yamanashi Onsen Hot Springs Guide

    Yamanashi Onsen Hot Springs Guide

    Not only is Yamanashi blessed with beautiful mountains and scenery, but within the mountains lay many soothing hot springs for people to enjoy year-round. It has been said for many years that hot springs make the body healthy. The secret lies in the dissolution of medicinal substances into the groundwater, which seeps through long passages…

  • Isawa Onsen Guide

    Isawa Onsen Guide

    The Isawa and Kasugai hot springs are among Japan’s leading hot spring spa areas, and they are Yamanashi Prefecture centers for tourism and accommodations which draw many tourists year-round. Fuefuki City has four municipally operated hot spring facilities (Nagomi, Misaka, Momonosato, and Yamayuri) and hot spring foot baths which take advantage of these abundant hot…

  • Yabitsu Onsen Zuisenkaku, Hot Spring Spa

    Yabitsu Onsen Zuisenkaku, Hot Spring Spa

    Yabitsu Hot Spring, situated about two kilometers downstream from the Yabitsu Dam, boasts some water that is slightly hotter than most. Guests can enjoy the taste of every season nestled among the lush mountains. Hot springs that come out from the historical mountain are said to have spiritual powers. 25 minutes drive to the World…

  • Shiobara Hot Springs Village

    Shiobara Hot Springs Village

    Shiobara is the second largest hot spring area in Tochigi. This quiet mountain village became a popular destination for scholars during the Meiji Period. Shiobara-onsen-kyo Hot Spring Village is located slightly to the southwest of Nasu along the Shiobara Valley at the upper reaches of the Houki-gawa River, and is commonly known simply as “Shiobara’s…

  • Noboribetsu Bear Park, Noboribetsu Onsen

    Noboribetsu Bear Park, Noboribetsu Onsen

      About 200 brown bears are raised at the Bear Farm at the summit of Mt. Shihorei to the east of Noboribetsu Hot Spring. The bears are separated by age. There is a “cage for humans” in the first farm, where observation from the viewpoint of bears is possible. There is also a brown bear…

  • Kanagawa Onsen Hot Springs

    Kanagawa Onsen Hot Springs

    Kanagawa Prefectures boasts the spectacular Hakone area, just 2 hours southwest of Tokyo and featuring lofty peeks, deep valleys, clear streams and some of the finest hot springs in Japan. Hakone is close to Mt. Fuji, where there are more than one hundred Japanese-style inns and hotels, abundant hot springs, beautiful nature and museums, exciting…

  • Miyagino Onsen Area, Kanagawa Hot Springs

    Hakone Elecasa Hotel and Spa 1362-16 Miyagino Hakone, Ashigarashimo District, Kanagawa Prefecture 250-0401, Japan 0460-86-1201 Website: http://www.hakone-elecasa.co.jp/ Hakone Tomariya 527 Miyagino Hakone, Ashigarashimo District, Kanagawa Prefecture 250-0401, Japan Tel: 0460-82-5860 Website: http://www.tomariya.jp/ Dog Palace Resort Hakone 1355-1 Miyagino Hakone, Ashigarashimo District, Kanagawa Prefecture 250-0401, Japan Tel: 0460-87-3122 Website: http://www.dogpalace.sakura.ne.jp/ Hakone Ikoiso 116 Miyagino Hakone, Ashigarashimo…

  • Miyanoshita Onsen Area, Kanagawa Hot Springs

    JapanGuides.net This is another more upscale resort area located in the center of the Hakone group, just to the east of Hakone Yumoto. Miyanoshita is a classy hot spring town where many foreigners come to vacation and pamper themselves. The Fujiya Hotel and the Naraya have a long and checkered history together. At one point…

  • Sukawa Kogen Onsen (Hot Spring Spa), Genbi mountain, Genbi-cho, Ichinoseki-shi (Ichinoseki City)

    Sukawa Kogen Onsen (Hot Spring Spa), Genbi mountain, Genbi-cho, Ichinoseki-shi (Ichinoseki City)

    The appeal of Sukawa is the pristine mountain and its unique waters. You can walk to the moun-tain from the resort even at mid-day, and thoroughly enjoy the alpine plants, the summer skies and greenery, and the autumn leaves as the seasons change. After strolling on the mountain, the unusually acidic hot spring waters that…

  • Moto Hakone Onsen Area, Kanagawa Hot Springs

    Moto Hakone Onsen Area, Kanagawa Hot Springs

    JapanGuides.net Being the hub of the lakeside area, Moto-Hakone can be quite crowded on weekends and during peak seasons. Even so, it is worth the visit because it has arguably the best, and inarguably the most famous, view of Mt. Fuji in Hakone. From the deck of the Sightseeing Ship modeled on medieval sailing vessels…

  • Yamazakura Momonoyu Onsen (Hot Springs Spa) in Ichinoseki-shi (Ichinoseki City)

    Yamazakura Momonoyu Onsen (Hot Springs Spa) in Ichinoseki-shi (Ichinoseki City)

    JapanGuides.net This is a large hot spring facility that is a fusion between Asia and Japan. In addition to the 11 types of baths flowing with luxurious source waters, guests can enjoy a theatrical performance by the Shitamachi Kabuki Troupe in a pleasant and warm atmosphere. Water Quality: Sodium chloride hot spring (Low osmotic pressure,…

  • Shizuoka Beachside & Mountain Fuji Onsen (Hot Springs Spa)

    Shizuoka Beachside & Mountain Fuji Onsen (Hot Springs Spa)

    Shizuoka Prefecture has a great number of onsen hot springs from one can gaze out on the sea. Enjoy the feeling of watching the wakes of fishing boats and pleasure craft from an onsen. Watching the golden sun setting over the sea white soaking in the bath soothes both soul and body. Mountain Fuji hot…

  • Lake Toya, Mount Usu & Showa Shinzan (Toya Usu Geopark) in Shikotsu-Toya National Park, Toyako Onsen, Toyako Town (Toyako-cho)

    Lake Toya (Toya-ko), from the Ainu words for lake (to) and hill (ya), is one of the two northernmost ice-free lakes in Japan, along with Lake Shikotsu. The circumference of this circular lake is about 40 km, and the deepest point is about 179 m. Nakajima, four islands at the center of the lake, has…

  • Matsurube Onsen Kamikura – Hot Spring Spa, Genbi mountain, Genbi-cho, Ichinoseki-shi (Ichinoseki City)

    Matsurube Onsen Kamikura – Hot Spring Spa, Genbi mountain, Genbi-cho, Ichinoseki-shi (Ichinoseki City)

    JapanGuides.net This hot spring is located on the foot of Mt. Matsurube, which is considered a holy mountain by the locals. The large bathhouse, with its pure wood construction whose use of large trees evokes a feeling of dignity quietly nestled among the cedars, is well regarded locally as the site of the Sangaku Shinko…

  • Iwaki Yumoto Onsen (hot springs) In Iwaki City

    Iwaki Yumoto Onsen (hot springs) In Iwaki City

    JapanGuides.net It is an only hot spring village in Hama Street, which water is from old Joban coal mine shaft. Known as one of the three famous hot springs in Japan. It was opend 1200 years ago. The water is plentiful (5000 liter per minute) , and good for many diseases. It is convinient for…

  • Mt. Bandai Onsen (hot springs spa) – “Oruri-no-yu”, Alts Snow Park & Resort In Bandai Town, Sarashina, Yama-gun

    JapanGuides.net Located within the Alts Bandai Ski Area, this onsen is in a serene environment at the foot of Mt. Bandai. Thanks to its hilltop location, you can enjoy a panoramic view of Lake Inawashiro from the bath. Mt. Bandai Onsen (hot springs spa) – “Oruri-no-yu” is a natural hot springs and open-air bath use…

  • Shibosawa Onsen (hot springs spa) In Hinoemata Village, Minami Aizu

    JapanGuides.net Situated in the mountains of Oku-Tadami, this small mineral spring is surrounded by rural charms. A solitary inn halfway along the climbing course from Oze, Sanjogataki Falls and Tadami River to Lake Ginzan. Essential Info: Municipality: Hinoemata Village Parking: Yes Character of Spa: Mineral spring, Remote hidden spring Kind of hot spring: Sodium Chloride…

  • Hakone Yumoto Onsen Area, Kanagawa Hot Springs

    Hakone Yumoto Onsen Area, Kanagawa Hot Springs

    As you enter Hakone, this bustling hot spring town offers a wide range of Japanese inns and hotels. You can stay in reasonable ryokans or the most luxurious hotels. Visitors can also wander into the many shops and stores along the streets. Hakone Yumoto is the gateway of the many hot spring areas located near…

  • Sakakibara Onsen (Hot Spring Spa), Hisai City (Hisai-shi), Tsu City (Tsu-shi)

    JapanGuides.net One of the three most famous hot springs in Japan, Sakakibara Onsen (Sakakibara Noyu) Hot Spring Spa has been popular since ancient times. It is mentioned in the Makuranososhi (Pillow Book) of Sei Shonagon, a female writer and member of the lmperial court during the 10th century, where it is referred to as –…