Onsen! Japan's Paradise!

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Hello! Just in time for the colder weather, I would like to introduce you to Japan's hot Spring culture.
In Japan, Hot Spring is called Onsen.

Onsen are a combination of Japanese culture, natural beauty, and the best relaxation, and they are truly a paradise that is very popular among Japanese people.
There are many onsen resorts in Japan, each with its own unique charm.
Come, let us immerse ourselves in the world of onsen together and explore their charms!

History and culture of Onsen

Onsen are inextricably linked to Japan's geography, history, and culture.
Japan is an island nation with an extensive volcanic belt, and as a result, there are many hot spring resorts.
Since ancient times, onsen have played an important role as a place to heal injuries and relax, and because of the large number of people who gather at onsen resorts, traditional culture such as historical buildings and unique local food is alive and well in these areas, making new discoveries each time you visit.

Onsen travel provides an opportunity to visit various regions in Japan and experience the culture and traditions of each region.
In addition, accommodations in hot spring resorts are diverse, with a variety of choices ranging from traditional Japanese ryokan inns to modern hotels.
We invite you to experience a taste of Japanese culture for the purpose of visiting an onsen.

Japanese travel agents ranking of popular Onsen Spots 2023

  1. Hakone (Kanagawa)
  2. Kusatsu (Gunma)
  3. Noboribetsu (Hokkaido)
  4. Dogo (Ehime)
  5. Beppu (Oita)

Various attractions of Onsen resorts

onsen-scenery


Each of Japan's hot springs has different benefits depending on the composition of its water.
Sulfur springs are good for beautiful skin, while salt springs are ideal for relaxation.
The minerals contained in hot springs improve skin problems and relieve muscle fatigue.

In addition, a warm soak in a hot spring relaxes tense muscles and is an excellent stress reliever.
This is one of the reasons why Japanese hot spring enthusiasts visit onsen resorts every year.
I myself find that my skin feels smooth and moist when I bathe in sulfur springs.

Many onsen resorts are located in natural settings and offer beautiful seasonal scenery.
The autumn leaves in fall and the snowy scenery in winter are wonderful.
While soaking in the bathtub, you will be surrounded by the beauty and serenity of nature, and a pleasant warmth will envelop your body.
This is part of the Japanese culture of mindfulness and relaxation.

Onsen etiquette

When enjoying Onsen, it is important to observe certain etiquette.
First, always wash and clean your body before bathing. And do not wear a bathing suit when bathing in an onsen.
Onsen in Japan generally require bathing in the nude, and this rule is intended to protect hygiene in the bathtub.
By observing etiquette, you will have a pleasant experience in a shared space with other bathers.

Meals at Onsen resorts

At onsen resorts, visitors can enjoy delicious meals prepared with local ingredients.
You can taste dishes made with seasonal ingredients and local specialties, and enjoy meals as part of your onsen experience.

onsen-meals


Come, let's immerse ourselves in the world of onsen together and explore its charms!

What are we?

We run Ninja Experience Cafe in Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka, Japan.
Here you can immerse yourself in Japanese culture through experiencing ninja training.
Both adults and children are welcome to try their hand at defeating the ninja master inside the cafe.
The cafe is an indoor interactive zone, so it can be enjoyed even on rainy days.
If you are thinking, "I want to be a real ninja too!” If you are interested in becoming a real ninja, please visit us.
Reservations can be made here.

Sources of this information
Japan-Guide.com https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2292.html
InsideKyoto.com https://www.insidekyoto.com/kinosaki-onsen-guide-and-map
Tripadvisor https://www.tripadvisor.com/Articles-llzYxwyxGyJY-A_guide_to_gunma_japans_irresistible_onsen_oasis.html