Now you don’t have to stay overnight to enjoy this awesome hotel’s all-natural onsen baths.
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.
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.
The main character is shown on the cover, but it’s not the girl.
Nothing sells the relaxing, hot water of Kusatsu like thousands of pixels.
Beppu’s onsen destination plans to start receiving guests this year.
How many hours do you think a giant rodent can bathe for?
“Ohh yiss, ohh yiss, that feels nice.”
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.
Diners get to sit in the old bathtubs while enjoying their meals.
Two prefectures, both famous for their onsen, are particularly opposed to the switch.
The mayor who pledged to create an onsen amusement park if his video received a million views now has another message for the public.
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.
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.
This Rakuten Travel list has us packing our tiny towels, ready for an onsen-focused vacation.
Because it’s always nice to have such cute company, right?
Wanting to visit Japan? Now there’s an easy-to-follow English video guide on enjoying Japanese-style inns known as ryokan!
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!
At this enlightened facility, the management would rather people gaze at Mt. Fuji than worry about their fellow bathers’ body art.