hot springs

Japan’s “eternally 17-years-old” anime voice actress offers fans hot spring resort trip with her

Latest Kikuko Inoue project is like an anime hot spring episode come true.

Read More

Soak in a secret Japanese onsen hot spring…in a dilapidated old building

This is one of the most unusual onsen in all of Japan.
Read More

How old is too old for a boy to go into the women’s hot spring bath in Japan?

Child development expert weighs in on the tricky question, offers a solution from Japan’s samurai-era past.

Read More

Japan’s most famous hot spring resort runs ad telling us to go to…a different hot spring resort

No reverse psychology here, just some straightforward, heartwarming compassion.

Read More

Onsen steamed bun-flavored Kit Kats on sale now at hot springs across Japan!

The new Kit Kat flavor draws inspiration from a specialty snack traditionally found at Japanese hot springs.

Read More

Garment aims to help breast cancer survivors enjoy Japan’s hot springs without self-consciousness

Surgery scar cover is a rare exception to Japan’s traditional no-clothes-in-the-bath rule.

Read More

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

Wait, hot springs can freeze?

Read More

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

Suspect tells officers “I’m a woman.”

Read More

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.

Read More

Bad weather ruined your chance to see Mt. Fuji? This Japanese hotel will give you a free room

Because when your name is the Hotel Mt. Fuji, you want your customers to be sure they’re going to see Japan’s most famous mountain.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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

All the more reason for a Japanese road-trip.

Read More

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?

Read More

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.

Read More

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!

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.”

Read More

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4