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Wakayama

Wakayama

A quiet and historic resort town perfect for a weekend getaway.

Tsubame Onsen

Refresh in this hot spring village with secluded outdoor hot baths that even include a mixed-gender bath.

Ginzan Onsen

Mountain onsen village for luxury lovers or budget backpackers.

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

Matsunoyama Onsen

Where the snow is heavy and the hot springs are extra hot.

The volcanic lake at Mount Kusatsu-Shirane.

Manza Onsen

Hiking in summer; skiing in winter; but the milky, acidic onsen is good year round.

Matsushiro

Shhhh. Don't wake the samurai spirits.

Takimikan

A quick dip for daytrippers in Ginzan Onsen.

Inamuragasaki Beach

Dark sand and endless ocean: Catch a wave in Kamakura.

Dogo Onsen

The theme is steam: Historic and tattoo-friendly hot spring fit for a queen. (Or, back in the day, king.)

Hama-no-yu (Motomachi Hama Hot Spring)

A mixed-gender onsen on an island — just a few hours from Tokyo.

Hirauchi Kaichu Onsen

Watch the sunset from this Yakushima onsen on — and in— the sea.