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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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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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One-day skin purification by “Functional bathing” procedure at private outdoor bathes of YUYA EBISU

Private family bathes of YUYA EBISU for one-day visitors EBISUYA (御宿ゑびす屋) is an ONSEN RYOKAN at MYOBAN ONSEN (明礬温泉), which is one of the 8…

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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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Trip to BEPPU KANNAWA (別府鉄輪) & YUFUIN (湯布院), west mecca for TOUJI (湯治 / hot spring cure)

TOUJI (湯治) is a Japanese traditional culture to cure mental & physical diseases and injuries. It is a globally recognized Japanese historical and traditional medical…

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My nomad-style TOUJI trip to KYUSHU – DAY 5 – vol 1

5th day at 黒川温泉 (KUROKAWA ONSEN)   It’s 5th day of my nomad-style TOUJI trip in 九州 (KYUSHU). I moved from 湯布院 (YUFUIN) to 黒川温泉…

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My nomad-style TOUJI trip to KYUSHU – DAY 4

DAY 4, 湯布院 (YUFUIN)   I’ve moved to 湯布院 (YUFUIN) where has the 2nd largest yield of ONSEN as well as the number of spring…

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My nomad-style TOUJI trip to KYUSHU

I traveled to 九州 (KYUSHU) for 湯治 (TOUJI) during the big holiday in Japan called “Golden Week”.   What is 湯治 (TOUJI)?: Your first experience of…

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White world with nothing but snowy mountain, ONSEN, and myself – 峩々温泉 (GAGA ONSEN)

On the 6th day of my TOUJI trip in northeast Japan, I headed to 峩々温泉 (GAGA ONSEN), MIYAGI Prefecture, where is located right opposite side…

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Beauty of silence at historical ONSEN hotel, YUNUSHI ICHIJO

From IWATE Prefecture to MIYAGI Prefecture   5th day of my TOUJI trip to northeast Japan. I moved from IWATE Prefecture to MIYAGI Prefecture.  …

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