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Onsen Town Japan – The Best Hot Spring Towns You Need To Visit!

Onsen Town Japan – If you want to get off the beaten track and visit traditional villages in Japan, check out our selection of the best hot spring towns you need to visit in the country of the rising sun.

Shinzaemon no Yu Zao Onsen Town Japan

Usually, people add Tokyo, Kyoto or also Nara to their itinerary in Japan. But if you want to visit a different side of this country, we highly recommend you to explore this charming cities too. Here’s why.

Onsen Town Japan – Enjoy the Hot Spring Culture

The hot spring in Japan is a important part of the culture. Japanese people love to spend time relaxing in these hot baths and I’m sure you will do too. Most of the cities we mentioned here are in the middle of nowhere so you will be able to admire amazing mountain views directly from your ryokan. It’s a breathtaking experience you really need to try once.

Onsen Town Japan – Discover the real Japan!

Like any countries, Japan is changing fast to accommodate the massive amount of tourists come here every year. And because of that mass tourism, the cities are starting to change and they may lose their authenticity in a certain way. So if you want to visit unique places that have not been spoiled by the crowds, don’t hesitate to add one of these towns to your bucket list.

Unique Traditions

It is true that a lot of the cities we mention here have a lot in common. But at the same time, each hot spring town has its own culture and therefore, its own traditions. So if you want to travel in time and witness how Japanese people use to live, you know where to go!

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Shuzenji Onsen – A Secret Hot Spring Town in Shizuoka Prefecture

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February 22, 2020

The quaint onsen town of Shuzenji has long stayed off the path of popularity and tourist crowds, but if you’re looking for a short and wholesome getaway to get…

Destinations Onsen Town

♨️ The 9 Best Ryokan In Hakone With Private Onsen!

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February 13, 2020

Best Ryokan in Hakone with Private Onsen – Hakone is a real treat for visitors to Japan! The relatively more relaxed town just 1.5 to 2 hours outside of…

Destinations Onsen Town

Arima Onsen Ryokan – 7 Beautiful Places To Experience A Japanese Traditional Stay

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February 10, 2020

Arima Onsen Ryokan – The gorgeous Arima Onsen town is a household name for many, especially those who have done a little research into things like ‘best day trip…

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Takaragawa Onsen Osenkaku – A Dreamy Onsen Lost in Nature

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January 9, 2020

Takaragawa Onsen Osenkaku – A romantic onsen experience is often on the bucket list for couples traveling to the wonderful and exciting land of the rising sun. With that…

Destinations Onsen Town

Zao Onsen – Get Off The Beaten Track And Visit This Gorgeous Onsen Town

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November 10, 2019

Zao Onsen, located near Yamagata City, is undoubtedly one of the leading hot spring towns in all of Japan. Its relatively close proximity to Tokyo makes it popular amongst…

Destinations Gifu Prefecture Onsen Town

Okuhida Onsen – Visit This Unique Hot Spring Area in Gifu Prefecture!

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November 4, 2019

Of all the onsen towns that you may have heard about or read about, Okuhida Onsen may just be the most unique and picturesque one yet. Located in the…

Destinations Onsen Town

Yunomine Onsen – All Our Travel Tips To Visit This UNESCO World Heritage Site

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October 25, 2019

Many of you may have heard of the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage. If you haven’t, it is one of the most popular ancient Buddhist pilgrimage trails across the entirety of…

Destinations Hokkaido Onsen Town

Noboribetsu Onsen Japan – Probably The Best Hot Spring Town In Hokkaido

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October 24, 2019

Noboribetsu Onsen is one of the three most famous hot spring places in the entire northern island of Hokkaido, quite possibly being the most famous one, and for good…

Destinations Gifu Prefecture Onsen Town

Gero Onsen Japan – A Magnificent Hot Spring Town Lost In Gifu Prefecture

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October 24, 2019

Gero Onsen – Japan is full of hot spring towns and experiences, so much more than meets the eye. Whilst those visiting Tokyo might be inclined to visit the…

Destinations Kyushu Onsen Town

Yufuin Onsen – Relax At This Laid-back Hot Spring Town In Oita Prefecture

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October 22, 2019

Located further west of Kyushu in Oita Prefecture, and sitting at the foot of the stunning twin-peaked Mount Yufu, Yufuin Onsen town consists of a smattering of old-school/authentic as…