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This gorgeous hot spring is actually part of one of Japan’s most convenient airports【Photos】

New Chitose Airport Onsen isn’t just convenient and gorgeous, it’s an amazingly cheap place to spend the night too!

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Saying a prayer can open a passage between men’s and women’s baths at this Japanese hot spring

Love can start in the tub at this romantic onsen that puts the power in ladies’ hands.

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A private onsen bath with a karaoke machine is two of Japan’s best things with zero embarrassment

Go beyond singing in the shower by singing in the hot spring.

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Bizarre pyramid hot spring in Japan combines Egyptian aesthetics with onsen relaxation

You’ve never experienced the power of the pyramid while soaking at the hot springs? Head to Tochigi to rectify that.

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Japanese sento bath will let you bathe with 10,000 Sanrio Gudetamas【Video】

Sanrio’s weirdly adorable lazy egg wants to have a soak with you and his 9,999 doppelgangers.

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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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