Making the trip to Japan’s former capital? It’s a city packed with nods to the country’s history and tradition – and what better Japanese tradition is there than bathing in hot water? Read on to learn all about Kyoto's best onsen areas.
At the top of Japan is Hokkaido, a place famous for being one small cultural step removed from the rest of the country. It’s colder, flatter, and is famous for its sheep. But one thing Hokkaido has in common with the rest of Japan is some of the best hot springs in the world. Read on to learn about the best onsen areas the northern island has to offer.
For a city packed with tall buildings and sprawling infrastructure, natural hot spring water might be the last thing you’d expect in Osaka. But the third biggest city in Japan has it in spades, piping it up from deep underground. Read on to learn about the 7 best onsens in Osaka.
With the most gorgeous mountains all around, it's no surprise that Nagano also has some of Japan's most scenic onsen. Hot springs steeped in feudal history, healing waters, baths filled with adorable monkeys... Nagano has it all. Learn more about this onsen powerhouse here.