onsen

Japanese hotel has rooftop hot spring bath, unlimited sushi and alcohol, costs less than 80 bucks

Oh, and there’s also all-you-can-eat crab as part of the deal at this hotel in the coastal onsen resort of Atami.

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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.

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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.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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