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.
Opinions are divided over the new pictogram for hot springs.
Have your pet feeling rejuvenated both physically and spiritually after a getaway in Japan.
Change could lead to a significant increase in foreign visitors, proponents argue.
Nasu Animal Kingdom to offer an unprecedentedly cutest hot spring experience!
Soak up some Japanese atmosphere without busting your budget.
No, that’s not a screenshot from a Ghibli Film, it’s real life!
Who says sumo wrestlers can’t be sexy? (Slightly NSFW, but nothing more than you’d see during a typical sumo match.)