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  1. thomas

    Travel News New onsen theme park to open in Osaka

    A new hot spring theme park, the Solaniwa Onsen Osaka Bay Tower, is scheduled to open on February 26, 2019. The facility comprises 16,500 m2 and is housed in Osaka Bay Tower, a hotel formerly known as Osaka Resort City 200 (ORC 200). Its concept is similar to Oedo Monogatari Onsen in Odaiba...
  2. Kinosaki Onsen

    Travel Kinosaki Onsen

    Kinosaki Onsen (城崎温泉) is one of the oldest onsen resorts in Japan with a history that dates back to the 8th century. Kinosaki is located in northern Hyōgo Prefecture and was merged with Toyooka City (豊岡市) in 2005. The hot springs of Kinosaki are said to have healing properties, a fact that was...
  3. thomas

    Travel News Enjoy Onsen in Beppu

    The city of Beppu has launched an English-language website promoting hot springs tours to foreign visitors. Oita Prefecture has seen a 2.4-fold increase in foreign tourists between 2013 and 2017, but most of them are Asians travellers on package tours. Hoping to attract more individual visitors...
  4. thomas

    Travel Tattoo-friendly Japan

    A new website caters to foreign visitors who sport tattoos but who would like to experience Japanese cultural institutions like onsen and public baths which traditionally refuse tattooed guests. Some facilities though have started to accept tattooed travellers for several reasons (according to...
  5. Habaek

    Are Japanese onsen superior?

    before I think about planning a trip to Hakone(doesn't even cost that much), I just like to know if the onsens are really superior to the onsen here. Harrison Hot Springs - Wikipedia ^ that onsen in link is basically where all Vancouver people goes. I'm talking about superior in terms of the...
  6. K

    Any good onsen town between iwaki and tokyo.

    I will be visiting Japan on December 6th to 16th, I will be renting a car for a 1 day visit to Fukuroda Falls, Aquarium Fukushima, Ibaraki Prefectural Oarai Aquarium, かすみがうら市 水族館, and stop over for a good meal, if this is not possible to fit within a day schdule, I will probably leave out...
  7. thomas

    Travel News Spamusement Park Project

    Spa + amusement = spamusement. Marketing brilliance in full play. :D While the video is quite entertaining, it's still unclear if running hot water in rollercoasters and cablecars is technically feasible and safe. ‘Spamusement’ park in Beppu could become a reality thanks to viral video...
  8. BethLouMc

    Anyone have experience with working at a Ski Resort in Japan?

    Hello there, I have the opportunity to work with a company based in Nozawa Onsen. It will be general admin work for a Ski/Tour company. Nothing has been set in stone yet but I have an interview lined up. I am just wondering if anyone on here has experience that they would like to share, or any...
  9. Saoirse Faith

    Travel Accommodation

    Hi! I am looking for advice regarding accommodation please. My husband and I are looking to take my Dad to Japan next year, and even though we want to be conscientious of our budget and itinerary, we would like to have some very traditional accommodation experiences, so not staying exclusively...
  10. Ryokan

    Ryokan

    Ryokan (旅館) are traditional Japanese inns, this is Tabiiro Ryokan located in Aso, Kumamoto.
  11. Ohsawa Onsen

    Ohsawa Onsen

    Ohsawa Onsen, Hanamaki City, Iwate Prefecture
  12. Ohsawa Onsen

    Ohsawa Onsen

    Ohsawa Onsen, Hanamaki City, Iwate Prefecture
  13. Shinzenkan, an old onsen ryokan in Shima Onsen, Gunma Prefecture

    Shinzenkan, an old onsen ryokan in Shima Onsen, Gunma Prefecture

    Shinzenkan is an "onsen ryokan" dating back to the 17th century. The original structure that serves as the front building today was the model of the bathhouse in Miyazaki Hayao's anime film "Spirited Away."
  14. Shinzenkan, an old onsen ryokan in Shima Onsen, Gunma Prefecture

    Shinzenkan, an old onsen ryokan in Shima Onsen, Gunma Prefecture

    Shinzenkan is an "onsen ryokan" dating back to the 17th century. The original structure that serves as the front building today was the model of the bathhouse in Miyazaki Hayao's anime film "Spirited Away."
  15. Shinzenkan, an old onsen ryokan in Shima Onsen, Gunma Prefecture

    Shinzenkan, an old onsen ryokan in Shima Onsen, Gunma Prefecture

    Shinzenkan is an "onsen ryokan" dating back to the 17th century. The original structure that serves as the front building today was the model of the bathhouse in Miyazaki Hayao's anime film "Spirited Away"
  16. Shinzenkan, an old onsen ryokan in Shima Onsen, Gunma Prefecture

    Shinzenkan, an old onsen ryokan in Shima Onsen, Gunma Prefecture

    Shinzenkan is an "onsen ryokan" dating back to the 17th century. The original structure that serves as the front building today was the model of the bathhouse in Miyazaki Hayao's anime film "Spirited Away."
  17. Shinzenkan, an old onsen ryokan in Shima Onsen, Gunma Prefecture

    Shinzenkan, an old onsen ryokan in Shima Onsen, Gunma Prefecture

    Shinzenkan is an "onsen ryokan" dating back to the 17th century. The original structure that serves as the front building today was the model of the bathhouse in Miyazaki Hayao's anime film "Spirited Away."
  18. Shinzenkan, an old hot spring ryokan in Shima Onse, Gunma Prefecture

    Shinzenkan, an old hot spring ryokan in Shima Onse, Gunma Prefecture

    Shinzenkan is an "onsen ryokan" dating back to the 17th century. The original structure that serves as the front building today was the model of the bathhouse in Miyazaki Hayao's anime film "Spirited Away." The tunnel (leading to an elevator) was also adopted in the film.
  19. Shinzenkan, an old hot spring ryokan in Shima Onse, Gunma Prefecture

    Shinzenkan, an old hot spring ryokan in Shima Onse, Gunma Prefecture

    Shinzenkan is an "onsen ryokan" dating back to the 17th century. The original structure that serves as the front building today was the model of the bathhouse in Miyazaki Hayao's anime film "Spirited Away."
  20. Shinzenkan, an old hot spring ryokan in Shima Onse, Gunma Prefecture

    Shinzenkan, an old hot spring ryokan in Shima Onse, Gunma Prefecture

    Shinzenkan is an 'onsen ryokan' dating back to the 17th century. The original structure that serves as the front building today was the model of the bathhouse in Miyazaki Hayao's anime film 'Spirited Away'.
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