hot springs

Free literal forest bathing in Hokkaido is a hot spring experience you’ll never forget【Photos】

This beautiful location in Daisetsuzan National Park is an onsen must-visit.

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Gravure model NFT series wants to attract online investors, real-world visitors for hot springs

Series pairs gravure models with onsen ryokan.

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Gigantic geyser erupts from Shinto shrine’s forest on the night before its summer festival【Video】

The way it looks, sounds, and smells all have people paying attention to this amazing display of the force of nature.

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We retreat for a day of rejuvenation at Green Hill Yatsugatake recreation facility in Yamanashi

The rec facility is open to anyone for reservations and boasts grounds that are 7.5 times the size of Tokyo Dome.

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Soak in a sand bath in Beppu, Japan’s famous onsen region

How to enjoy the healing powers of hot sand at this popular seaside location. 

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Tokyo hot spring allows guests with tattoos to bathe… with some very odd restrictions

Progress! …kind of?

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Lost at the nengajo lottery this year? Get a second chance by winning your way to onsen instead

People who didn’t win the official New Year’s greeting card lottery now have a new chance to win discounted or even free entry to certain hot springs.

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Japanese hot spring charges almost 35 bucks for bucket of uncooked carrots, otaku likely to pay up

Virtual YouTuber cross-promotion gives fans a real-world memento.

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Which of these Beppu-themed bath salts make your home bath feel most like the famous onsen area?

Our reporter Go Hatori finds out!

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Tokyo changes age limit for kids going into opposite sex’s bath at hot springs and sento

Not all parents are happy with the stricter regulation.

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2021’s top stories in Japanese food and cooking news【SoraNews24 Year in Review】

The secrets of Japanese supermarket music and life-saving green tea, plus how to make the King of Curries and furoshiki-style sandwiches.

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Get huge discounts on Japanese hotels… provided you’re a space alien (or claim to be one)

Say “I’m an alien” when you check in to get cheaper rates!

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New Japanese hotpot restaurant directs you to melt an adorable bear like a movie villain

If you go down to Kuma-chan Onsen today, you’re in for a big surprise…

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We enjoyed Saitama’s finest hot springs, saunas, and views for less than 3,000 yen

Looking for a cheap self-care destination? This could be it.

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Why do Japanese hot spring inns give you tea and sweets at check-in? For your own safety

It may not be the only reason, but part of the plan is that green tea and wagashi will help keep you safe during your stay.

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Anime tie-up with Japanese onsen town causes public outcry, officials double-down on collaboration

Backlash against Onsen Musume Project prompts a slinging match between feminists and otaku.

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Taking a trip using Japan’s random gacha capsule airplane ticket discount【Photos】

A small discount sends us on a big adventure to the other side of Japan.

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State of the sento — Tokyo’s public baths are disappearing, but statistics show a sliver of hope

It was a rough year for Japan’s non-onsen bathhouses, but a comeback might be on the way.

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Saga Prefecture celebrates SaGa Frontier Remastered with SaGa Bath campaign

It makes more sense in Japanese.

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One of Tokyo’s best hot spring complexes is closing for good

Odaiba Oedo Onsen Monogatari’s tale will soon come to a tearful conclusion.

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