Relax At These 10 Hot Springs Destinations

Soak your cares away with this ancient Japanese tradition.

Ah, the onsen (hot spring bath). A uniquely relaxing experience to go with any Japan trip. Japan’s onsen culture is often credited for native’s youthful and beautiful skin. But, the this cult of relaxation goes beyond skin-deep. To truly breath in and breath out Japan’s essence, a trip to the onsen is beyond comparison.

While many onsen locales require a little extra planning, don’t be shy. Go ahead and explore one of Japan’s longest and most sacred cultures.

Unzen Onsen

Obama Onsen

Naruko Onsen


Misasa Onsen

Kurokawa Onsen

Kinosaki Onsen

Hells of Beppu

Goto Islands


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