A guide to experiencing Japan's hot springs - even when you're inked.
By Martha Knauf 8 min read
My brief escape to healing hot springs, deserts and mountains.
Close to the Snow Monkey Park, foreigner-friendly Yudanaka Onsen in Nagano makes for a great day or overnight hot spring trip.
Soak in the nature and history of one of Japan’s oldest traditions — with ladies and gentlemen alike!
Enjoy an intimate bathing experience in one — or more — of Shikoku’s many natural hot springs.
No trip to the Chubu region is complete without a visit to one of Japan’s most traditional attractions — a mixed-gender hot spring!
Take a trip to the Tohoku region, down a road less traveled, where the most beautiful mixed baths wait to be discovered.
Hokkaido is an island blessed with an abundance of natural goodies like seafood, snow sports — and skinny dipping with friends!
Take an expert’s guided journey into three of the most beautiful and unforgettable experiences you can find at Japan’s inns and hot springs.
Learn the art of and where to find one of Japan’s oldest traditions that's quickly fading away.
While Kyushu is famous for some unique cuisine and craftsmanship, it’s also known for its abundance of ancient "au naturel" soaking in spots!
Complete your Kansai trip with a traditional touch: bathing in a mixed gender onsen!