Mixed Onsen (Konyoku) - A Complete Guide to Mixed Gender Hot Springs in Japan


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Mixed Onsen (Konyoku) – A Complete Guide to Mixed Gender Hot Springs in Japan

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October 29, 2019

Konyoku describes a mixed onsen (hot spring) in Japan, where, traditionally, men and women completely stripped off and bathed together, just as they would in a gender-separated onsen. The concept may be puzzling and a bit flustering for some, but essentially that’s what it was. History tells us that…

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


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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 Japan, consisting of a massive network of trails that take you across the sacred areas of the Kii Peninsula. Whilst…

Noboribetsu Onsen Hokkaido Onsen


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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 reason. It’s situated in the north-east part of Muroran City at the foot of the volcanic Mount Hiyori, and filters…

Gero Onsen Gassho Mura


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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 famous Hakone Onsen area because it’s literally next door to the city (albeit quite far away so that you’re away…

Ikkoten Ryokan 1


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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 well as slightly more contemporary Japanese inns, and is a classic in the eyes of Japanese residents. It’s been a…

Kurokawa Onsen


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Kurokawa Onsen – A Hidden Gem You Should Absolutely Visit in Kyushu!

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October 20, 2019

Kurokawa Onsen was one of Kyushu’s best kept secrets, but we reckon time’s up for this humble and authentic onsen town to stop flying under the radar. Kurokawa is immensely popular amongst domestic tourists, but westerners are more likely to never have heard of this onsen town. In saying…

Dogo Onsen Honkan


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Dogo Onsen – Visit the Hot Spring That Inspired The Anime Spirited Away

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October 16, 2019

Dogo Onsen reserves bragging rights as being the absolute oldest onsen in Japan. Being located on the humble island of Shikoku, south of the main Honshu island near the west, it doesn’t receive as much spotlight as many other onsen towns in Japan. However, it’s still incredibly rich in…

Penguin Walk Asahikawa Japan Hokkaido


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Asahikawa Japan – Our Travel Tips To Exploring This Beautiful City in Hokkaido

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September 29, 2019

Asahikawa Japan – Asahikawa is yet another northern city that doesn’t get as much rep as its sister city Sapporo. But being the second largest populated area in Hokkaido means that Asahikawa actually presents quite a fulfilling and entertaining visitor’s destination for foreigners. It’s tipped as being one of…

Akita Japan - Yokote Kamakura Festival 


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Akita Japan – All You Need To Know To Enjoy This Gorgeous Area In Tohoku

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September 28, 2019

Akita Japan – Akita is a prefecture (and a city) that sits along the east coast of the Tohoku Region (which consists of the six incredible prefectures located in the north of Japan’s main Honshu island). It’s usually not included in most traveler’s itinerary, possibly due to its location,…

Kusatsu Onsen Ryokan #2 - Kusatsu Hotel 1


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Kusatsu Onsen Ryokan – The 7 Best Japanese Traditional Inns You Should NOT Miss

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September 27, 2019

Kusatsu Onsen Ryokan – We’re all about highlighting every little amazing aspect of Japan here, and whilst it may take us forever to actually reach the end of that list, we’re not giving up! If you haven’t already heard, Kusatsu Onsen is one of the more hidden onsen towns…