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The Water Voyage – A trip to HYOGO ARIMA, KYOTO FUSHIMI, OHARA, and MIYAMA

Japan’s largest Freshwater; Lake Biwa’s journey through Kansai Located in the SHIGA Prefecture (滋賀県) of the Kansai region, lies Japan’s largest freshwater and one of…

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“Summer Retreat” at a historical ONSEN inn nestled deep in the forest

KIRIZUMI ONSEN (霧積温泉) in GUNMA Prefecture is the best choice if you want to visit ONSEN in summer. I’ve visited this place in July, in…

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UTSUKUSHIGAHARA ONSEN with cherry & camellia trees fully blooming

I’ve visited NAGANO Prefecture for TOUJI when spring was in full swing. MATSUMOTO City (松本市) in NAGANO Prefecture. It must be the nearest ONSEN from…

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The 5 Best TOUJI YADO in KANTO Region where you can easily access from Tokyo by bus

TOUJI (湯治) is a Japanese traditional culture. As its Chinese characters literally mean, it is to cure diseases and injuries by the power of natural…

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Japan’s largest cypress bath “SEN’NIN BURO (Thousand person’s bath)” at KANAYA RYOKAN, IZU Peninsula

There is an old ONSEN Ryokan (ONSEN Inn) with a long history in SHIMODA (下田) City, SHIZUOKA Prefecture. It is “KANAYA RYOKAN (金谷旅館)” which has…

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An old thatched inn where tremendous amount of fresh ONSEN keep flowing for centuries

NISHIYA RYOKAN (西屋旅館) at SHIRABU ONSEN (白布温泉) in YAMAGATA Prefecture started their operation during KAMAKURA Period, and has a history of over 700 years. Although…

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Outdoor ONSEN with cherry blossom view at one of 3 unexplored regions in Japan

There are places called “Japan’s 3 unexplored regions” – SHIRAKAWAGO (白川郷) in GIFU Prefecture, SHIIBA Village (椎葉村) in MIYAZAKI Prefecture, and IYA (祖谷) in TOKUSHIMA…

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“TOUJI YANAGIYA”, a representative of “modern TOUJI”

The most symbolic scenery in BEPPU or even whole OITA Prefecture is the steam of ONSEN rising in this KANNAWA town. The representative of “modern…

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KANNAWA ONSEN town where steam of ONSEN is endlessly rising

BEPPU (別府) in OITA Prefecture is the heaven of ONSEN. It has the largest yield of natural hot spring and the largest number of spring…

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“KAMENOI BESSO (亀の井別荘)”, a super luxury ONSEN hotel with tradition and innovation

Holiday home exclusively for VIPs has become our holiday home. “KAMENOI BESSO (亀の井別荘)” is one of the most famous and luxury ONSEN RYOKANs in Japan…

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