Hot springs

Relax a little with one of Japan’s most sacred traditions.

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Hirauchi Kaichu Onsen

Where to Find Mixed Gender Onsen in Japan

Intimate hot spring experiences.

30 Tattoo Friendly Onsen in Japan

No matter the size of your tattoo, ink is no problem.

Takaragawa Onsen, Minakami, Gunma

8 Mixed-Gender Hot Springs Near Tokyo

Experience this Japanese tradition before it slips away.

Kusatsu hot spring in Japan

Kusatsu Onsen

Bathe like royalty and experience the local longtime tradition of yumomi.

Take a dip in this piping hot outdoor bath at Hinanoyado Chitose.

Top 15 Hot Spring Destinations for Winter in Japan

Japan's winter is one of its most beautiful yet overlooked aspects.

autumn colors of Naruko Gorge in Japan and nice blue and cloud background

Naruko Onsen

An abundance of hot springs and nature for hiking and winter sports.


Kinosaki Onsen

If you’re in search of a genuinely authentic onsen experience, Kinosaki should be your next getaway.

Spots to see autumn leaves in Kyushu Mifuneyama Rakuen autumn leaves

The Best Spots to See Autumn Leaves in Kyushu

Leaves in Japan's sunny southern island are among the last to fall so you can take your sweet time to explore.

Best spots to see autumn leaves in Chugoku in Mt Daisen

The Best Spots to See Autumn Leaves in Chugoku

Choose iconic Hiroshima or head over to Japan's least-visited prefectures. Either way, you'll encounter some seriously photogenic autumn vistas.

KamiKochi Autumn Leaves in Nagano Japan

The Best Spots to See Autumn Leaves in Chubu

Get your outdoorsy fix with hiking in the Japanese Alps and the real "castle in the sky" in central Japan.

Autumn Colors of Oirase River, located in Aomori Prefecture Japan

The Best Spots to See Autumn Leaves in Tohoku

If you’re eager for a real autumn adventure, Tohoku’s oh-so poetic landscape is exactly where you’ll find one.