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.
By Ian Yates on May 3, 2018
Learn the art of and where to find one of Japan’s oldest traditions that’s quickly fading away.
By Natsuko Mazany on May 1, 2018
While Kyushu is famous for some unique cuisine and craftsmanship, it’s also known for its abundance of ancient “au naturel” soaking in spots!
By Natsuko Mazany on April 5, 2018
Complete your Kansai trip with a traditional touch: bathing in a mixed gender onsen!
By Natsuko Mazany on December 26, 2017
No towel, no problem. Catch this traditional Japanese experience of a mixed-gender host spring bath before it slips away…
By Natsuko Mazany on November 2, 2017
A guide to experiencing Japan’s hot springs – even when you’re inked.
By Martha Knauf on January 25, 2017
Kashiwaya Ryokan offers a foreigner-friendly yet authentic onsen experience within toe-dipping distance of central Tokyo.
By Rebecca Quin on March 16, 2016
Beppu is famous for its hot springs, and the city offers everything from traditional onsen to sand baths.
By Megan Kitt on November 20, 2015
Stepping into one of its many nearby ryokan is almost like stepping back in time at the Kusatsu Onsen.
By Andrew Smith on December 30, 2014
Drinking diluted apple vinegar, stretching out my feet on the foot massage tiles, enjoying the cool night breeze on a reclining chair. The Shimizuyu Onsen is definitely a place I will return to.