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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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Rent an entire folk house in Japan, surrounded by nature just outside Tokyo

Traditional features with modern luxuries, including an outdoor sauna and rotenburo bath, provide you with a truly unforgettable stay.

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Solaniwa Onsen: Kansai’s largest hot spring theme park is also one of its most beautiful

Finally, a super hot spring facility that accepts people with tattoos…on one condition. 

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Japanese onsen stand is part gas station, part hot spring vending machine

We pump some healing waters to go.

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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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How not to bathe at a public bathing facility in Japan

Four annoying behaviours commonly seen amongst men at the onsen and sento.

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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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Kyoto sightseeing tour: The most amazing old bathhouses in the city

Step back in time as we explore Kyoto’s hidden onsen culture. 

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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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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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Natural hot spring bathhouse in Tokyo’s Kabukicho is a super-cheap place to stay

Luxury spa facility is in the top 10 most booked wellness experiences in the world but not a lot of people know there’s a way you can spend the night there. 

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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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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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Japanese phone box is cute by day, terrifying by night

The midnight charms of an onsen town.

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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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