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The Water Voyage – Water Episode 3 – Uji-gawa river famous waters / Famous fine sake brewed from the waters of Fushimi. Lodge place: Momoyama Onsen Tsukimikan (桃山温泉 月見館)

The river flowing from the lake Biwa (琵琶湖) in Shiga Prefecture changes its name from  Setagawa (瀬田川), Ujigawa (宇治川), and then to the merging location…

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The Water Voyage – Water Episode 1 – From the Azuchi-Momoyama period, Toyotomi Hideyoshi’s favorite “ARIMA ONSEN” made from an ‘active fault’. Lodge: Arima Onsen Gekkoen Korokan (月光園 鴻朧館)

Regional revitalization of Arima Onsen by ‘Gyouki’, a monk of the Nara period Arima Onsen (有馬温泉) of the Hyogo Prefecture (兵庫県) is valued as one…

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ONSEN in Summer?! The 3 Best ONSEN for your “Health management” in this summer vacation

Why do I recommend to bathe in ONSEN even in summer? You might think that ONSEN is only for winter because it warms your body…

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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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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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