hot springs

Japan’s low-cost, cosplay-friendly hot spring inn adds day-use onsen plans and cafe

Now you don’t have to stay overnight to enjoy this awesome hotel’s all-natural onsen baths.

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Iwate Prefecture uses samurai pictograms to help educate and inform foreign tourists

From “Charge OK” to “Watch Others When Washing“, this set of downloadable icons for businesses is informative and hilarious at the same time.

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Japan’s onsen amusement park begins crowdfunding campaign with awesome returns for investors

The Mayor of Beppu is delivering on his promise of a hot spring amusement park with tickets, fireworks and home-delivered onsen water for patrons.

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Need a soak? Amazing interactive map lists every public bath and day-use hot spring in Tokyo

Whether you’re a backpacker looking to clean yourself up or just want to experience this aspect of traditional Japanese culture, hundreds of options are at your fingertips.

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Japanese novel stars boy reincarnated as hot spring that beautiful women want to get inside of

The main character is shown on the cover, but it’s not the girl.

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Japan’s hot spring amusement park has opening date, wants 100 million yen in crowdfunding money

Beppu’s onsen destination plans to start receiving guests this year.

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Video of capybaras enjoying a hot spring is just what you need to stay warm right now 【Video】

“Ohh yiss, ohh yiss, that feels nice.”

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Survey reveals the most popular time to slip into a yukata at a traditional Japanese inn

Before bathing? After bathing? As soon as you arrive? Or not at all? Find out when most people usually change into yukata when staying at a ryokan.

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Japan’s government reconsiders plan to change country’s iconic hot spring symbol after backlash

Two prefectures, both famous for their onsen, are particularly opposed to the switch.

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Japanese mayor responds to public after “spamusement park” onsen video reaches 1 million views

The mayor who pledged to create an onsen amusement park if his video received a million views now has another message for the public.

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Japanese mayor pledges to open onsen amusement park if this hilarious video gets a million views

The clip shows a number of jaw-dropping ideas for the spa-filled amusement park, including onsen carousels and roller coasters filled with spring water.

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It’s getting cold, so it’s time for this zoo’s capybaras to soak in their Japanese-style bath!

For more than 30 years, this Japanese zoo has been keeping its capybaras cozy, and visitors oohing and aahing at their adorable hot spring-style setup.

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The top five best multiple-hot-spring hotels in all of Japan

This Rakuten Travel list has us packing our tiny towels, ready for an onsen-focused vacation.

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Bathe with Japan’s famous hot spring monkeys in the comfort of your home with these tub stickers

Because it’s always nice to have such cute company, right?

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Love hot springs and tattoos? You won’t want to miss this onsen paradise near Tokyo!

Tattooed guests are often turned away at the door at many Japanese hot springs, but a Chiba-area hot spring location is explicitly allowing guests with tattoos, and it’s a multi-floor relaxation paradise to boot!

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Got tattoos, but still want to experience a Japanese hot spring? It’s no problem here!

At this enlightened facility, the management would rather people gaze at Mt. Fuji than worry about their fellow bathers’ body art.

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Japanese government encouraging hot springs to ease tattoo restrictions

Change could lead to a significant increase in foreign visitors, proponents argue.

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Love Capybaras? Now you can take a hot bath while watching them bathe!

Nasu Animal Kingdom to offer an unprecedentedly cutest hot spring experience!

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Low-cost Japanese inn welcomes foreign guests with hot springs, sake tastings, cosplay backdrops

Soak up some Japanese atmosphere without busting your budget.

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Japanese netizens shocked by the sight of sumo wrestlers bathing in hot spring

Who says sumo wrestlers can’t be sexy? (Slightly NSFW, but nothing more than you’d see during a typical sumo match.)

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