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Freezing temperatures in Japan turn inn’s hot spring water to ice

Wait, hot springs can freeze?

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Sapporo police arrest 50-year-old man for entering women’s public bath

Suspect tells officers “I’m a woman.”

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Breathtaking photos of one of Japan’s most beautiful hot springs have us ready to brave the snow

Ethereally romantic images remind us why a wintertime visit to a snow-covered onsen resort is extra special.

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The 10 best ryokan inns in Japan, as chosen by travelers

TripAdvisor releases its rankings of the top 10 places to experience traditional Japanese accommodations during your stay in the country.

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Onsen in Japan uses the same mysterious hot spring bathing system from Ghibli film Spirited Away

This is one of the most unusual hot springs in the country.

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Japanese requirement for tattoo artists to have medical licenses may be nail in industry’s coffin

Osaka district court ruling says tattooing isn’t art, it’s a medical procedure.

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Japan’s Top Twenty roadside service stops, destinations in their own right

All the more reason for a Japanese road-trip.

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5 weird and wonderful Tokyo cafés worth a visit, perfect for breaking the ice on first dates

Go fishing, do some handicrafts, or just enjoy a nice cuppa with hedgehogs at these delightfully odd cafés.

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Do Japanese women check out each other’s lingerie at the hot springs? Survey investigates

Japan’s shared baths also mean shared changing rooms, so do women also take in the view of bras and panties?

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Japan’s hot spring amusement park opens, and we check out its onsen attractions!

After month’s of waiting, the amusement park that seemed too crazy to be true receives its first visitors.

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Travelers can go back to school at cool Japanese hotel converted from rural schoolhouse

Come for the retro architecture, stay for the bath and swimming pool filled with onsen hot spring water!

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Silent disco to be held at traditional Japanese bathhouse this summer

Experience the thrill of dancing with a crowd in the bathtub without disturbing the neighbours.

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Sexy Japanese woman makes jaws drop in new commercial for local web design company 【Video】

The popular gravure idol causes a stir by bathing naked in an onsen hot spring and moaning while her nipples are squirted with a water gun.

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Free onsen! Kyushu resort shipping hot spring water to homes across Japan in thank-you program

Travelers have been visiting Beppu for its natural baths for years, but now the onsen is coming to them instead.

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Ibaraki Prefecture promotes onsen hot springs with muscly man bathing in 4K【Videos】

Muscles, hot springs and stunning scenery combine to create some memorable slow motion bathing experiences.

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Japan’s hot spring amusement park announces first rides, and onsen merry-go-round makes the cut!

Kyushu amusement park will also have “artificial intelligence duck races.”

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Enjoy the beauty of sakura cherry blossoms at new onsen hanami event in Tokyo

One of the most magical events of the season combines traditional bathing with the iconic blossoms of spring.

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Onsen Musume: Japanese hot springs turn into cute anime schoolgirl idols【Video】

Find out what the country’s most well-known onsen look like as a cute idol group in their very first video.

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Celebrate pancakes with a maple syrup bath at this famous Japanese hot spring resort

Sweet dreams are made of baths with a maple syrup.

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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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