Samurai luxury — Renovated 400-year-old ryokan near Chiba’s coast can be yours to rent【Photos】

The inn is actually an upgraded traditional Japanese house that’s continuously served as a residence for officials for more than 400 years.

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How to have a Japanese rotenburo bath experience without leaving your home【Photos】

Just because you can’t go to a hot spring doesn’t mean you can’t have a sublime soak.

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Hakone onsen ryokan offers crazy cheap “Gimme a flippin’ break from the coronavirus” room deals

Less than $US40 a night gets you two luxury meals and a room with a private rotenburo bath attached.

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Six outdoor Japanese hot springs you can visit right now (with Google Street View)

Almost everyone loves soaking in an outdoor hot spring bath, called rotenburo in Japanese. The combination of soothing natural mineral water and being buck naked outside is enough to wash all your stress away. Just look at those little capybara in the photo above. Don’t they look so relaxed?

If you ever have the chance to visit Japan, we highly recommend you take a dip in a rotenburo. But if you aren’t able to make the long journey over to this wonderful country right away, might we suggest taking a virtual tour of six outdoor hot springs in Japan?

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