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How to visit an Onsen

Hot Springs are numerous and highly popular across Japan. These Hot Springs are the Onsen that you’ve definitely heard so much about. Every region of the country has its share of Hot Springs, Ryokan & Resort towns, which usually compliments...
by Joshua Hideki on Aug 2, 2016

Oldest Ryokan In Japan

旅館The oldest ryokan in Japan is the Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan in Yamanashi Prefecture where the first Tokugawa shogun Ieyasu stayed twice and the warlord Takeda Shingen was also believed to have been a guest.This is confirmed by the Guinness Book...
by Japan Visitor on Mar 1, 2016

Enakyo Grand Hotel

恵那峡グランドホテルThe Enakyo Grand Hotel is a three star hotel overlooking Ena Gorge with wonderful views of the lake and gorge.The Japanese style rooms with tatami floors and futons are spacious and your stay will include a traditional J...
by Japan Visitor on Dec 31, 2015

Kiso Mikawaya Hotel

木曽三河家One very kind reader sent us this recommendation for accommodation in Kiso Fukushima on the historic Nakasendo hiking route in Nagano Prefecture. It's the Kiso Mikawaya Hotel situated beside the Kiso River.Here's how Alvin de...
by Japan Visitor on Nov 9, 2015

Business Hotel Sanyo Sasebo

ビジネス山陽旅館I had great difficulty booking a room in Sasebo because I was wanting one for three days, and the middle day was a Saturday. Friday night and Sunday night were OK but there must have been something going on because everywhere...
by Japan Visitor on Jun 28, 2015

A Walk Around Kyushu Day 62 Shimabara to Obama

A Walk Around KyushuDay 62, Shimabara to ObamaThursday February 20th 2014I'm up early to another fine day with clear blue skies, though the peak of Mount Unzen is draped with a cap of clouds clinging to the snow. I will be passing over that range tod...
by Japan Visitor on May 8, 2015

A Walk Around Kyushu Day 58 Takeo Onsen to Kashima

A Walk Around KyushuDay 58, Takeo Onsen to KashimaSunday February 16th 2014 I head off in the dark as I have a long distance to cover before I reach my room I've booked in Kashima tonight. On the top of a hill to the south of the town I come to my f...
by Japan Visitor on Mar 25, 2015

A Walk Around Kyushu Day 58

A Walk Around KyushuDay 58, Takeo Onsen to KashimaSunday February 16th 2014 I head off in the dark as I have a long distance to cover before I reach my room I've booked in Kashima tonight. On the top of a hill to the south of the town I come to my f...
by Japan Visitor on Mar 25, 2015

A Walk Around Kyushu Day 57 Saga to Takeo Onsen

A Walk Around KyushuDay 57, Saga to Takeo OnsenSaturday February 15th 2014 Back in Saga to begin the next leg of my pilgrimage walk around Kyushu I am happy to find it warmer and sunnier than the Sanin Coast where I live.As I head west out of Saga I...
by Japan Visitor on Mar 16, 2015

Hot Spring Ryokan

Ryokans and Hot Springs In Japan, Ryokans and Hot Springs (Onsen) are usually paired together. Basically, A Ryokan is where you stay while an Onsen is where you take a bath. Hot Springs in Japan bubble up everywhere, and for hundreds of years, Japane...
by Joshua Hideki on Jan 18, 2015

How to visit a Ryokan

How to visit a Ryokan Ryokan are Japanese style inns found throughout the country, especially in hot spring resorts. More than just a place to sleep, Ryokan are an opportunity to experience the traditional Japanese lifestyle and hospitality, incorpor...
by Joshua Hideki on Jan 2, 2015

Hamaso Ryokan

浜荘Hamaso is a waterfront ryokan located on shore of Katagami Bay, an inlet of Omura Bay in central Nagasaki Prefecture. It is about halfway between Nagasaki city and Huis Ten Bosch.Hamaso is a modern building and the rooms are clean and bright an...
by Japan Visitor on Sep 21, 2014

Obama-so Ryokan

小浜温泉There are numerous towns called Obama around Japan, the most famous one due to its campaign to link itself to the president of the USA is the one in Fukui Prefecture. The Obama in Nagasaki is a hot spring resort on Tachibana Bay, nestled...
by Japan Visitor on Aug 22, 2014

Shiratama Business Ryokan

白玉旅館Kashima, a small town on the coast of the Ariake Sea in southern Saga is home to one of the Three Great Inari Shrines, Yutoku Inari, as well as having a decent collection of old buildings in an Historical Preservation Area.There is a big,...
by Japan Visitor on Jul 31, 2014

Ryokan Romontei Takeo Onsen

旅館楼門亭Takeo Onsen, in western Saga, is an ancient hot spring whose soft, silky waters, reputed to be beneficial to the skin, have been written about since the eighth century.According to myth, Empress Jingu created the hot spring by striking...
by Japan Visitor on Jul 17, 2014

Yamaga no Yado Tsukasa

Yamaga is a hot spring resort town on the Kikuchi River in the mountains about 27 kilometers north of Kumamoto city in Kyushu. Other than the onsens, its main attraction is a rather fine Kabuki theatre.There are no budget business hotels in...
by Japan Visitor on May 20, 2014

Wspomnienia z pobytów w Japonii - ryokan

Postanowiłem zacząć krótki cykl wspomnień z moich pobytów w Japonii. Być może dla niektórych z Was...

Yamaga Onsen Ebino

Kyomachi Onsen is hot-spring resort town in the Ebino valley, north of the Kirishima Mountains, in the far west of Miyazaki Prefecture near where it meets the borders of Kumamoto and Kagoshima Prefectures.There are many ryokan and minshuku in th...
by Japan Visitor on Mar 1, 2014

Minshuku Sennari-so Ibusuki

Minshuku Sennari-so is a small, modern minshuku with seven guest rooms in the coastal onsen resort of Ibusuki in southern Kagoshima Prefecture.The rooms are traditional Japanese in that they have tatami floors and futon, but non-traditional by having...
by Japan Visitor on Jan 26, 2014

ノスタルジックな情緒溢れる渋温泉郷 / Shibu Onsen, a nostalgic hot-spring village

Shibu Onsen, located in Nagano Prefecture in the Honshu mainland of Japan, is a hot-spring resort that has a h … 続きを読む →...


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