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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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Milky white ONSEN with cherry blossoms in full bloom at SHIRAHONE ONSEN

SHIRAHONE ONSEN (白骨温泉), located in NAGANO Prefecture, was named as the ingredients of its ONSEN (hot spring) which had stuck to bathtubs looked like white…

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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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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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Staying at traditional, family-owned, and homey TOUJI YADO in BEPPU KANNAWA

KANNAWA Town is a small town in BEPPU City which has the biggest yield of natural ONSEN and the biggest number of spring source in…

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Eco, fun, and healthy. Variety of steamed cuisines by natural ONSEN steam

As already introduced in some separate posts, BEPPU in OITA Prefecture has the great scenery which natural steam of ONSEN is endlessly flowing here and…

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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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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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