A guide to experiencing Japan's hot spring—even when you're inked.
Both are traditional bathhouses, but they provide different experiences. Here’s a basic guide to sento and onsen—plus a word on their relationships with tattoos.
Looking for a charming getaway to warm up this winter? These scenic hot springs are just a short trip away from Tokyo.
Japan’s hot springs are warm and welcoming. But how do you use them? Here's everything you need to know.
Christmas markets, buckets of snow and Arctic-like ice floes are on our wish list to Santa for winter experiences in Japan.
Shred world-class powder in the Japanese mountains. Japow!
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.