Onsen (Hot Spring) Addict in Japan

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Onsen (Hot Spring) Addict in Japan
A blog that explores Japanese culture through the perspective of a hot spring addict. Hot springs are windows into Japanese culture. Environmental issues, lifestyles, values, tourism, and other important topics are touched on, too.
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  • Baths With Great Tokyo City Views 2 months ago If you are in Tokyo and want to bathe and enjoy spectacular city views while staying in a reasonably-priced hotel, keep reading. The main joy and focus of the Hotspring Addict are Japanese Onsens. However, non-onsen bathing facilities, if deemed outstanding, will receive due mention. The...
  • Best Japanese Hot Spring in Nature 4 months ago This year's best Japanese hot spring in nature award goes to Yunohira Onsen, a hot spring hidden away in the distant reaches of remote Shibata, Niigata. Hot water drains from cliff cracks into rocky baths at the bottom of a gorge. Crystal water churns white as it plunges down the path of a winding...
  • The Most Amusing Japanese Onsen Video 5 months ago Hotspringaddict's choice for the most amusing Japanese onsen video award goes to the city of Beppu, Oita, for a hot promotional video that went viral. Check it out. Then, plan your trip to Beppu.It is a smile-inducing video of a fantastic, steamy, and almost surreal hot spring town that warms your...
  • Adventures On the Way to a Bath 11 months ago Traveling impulsively to hot springs brings unexpected rewards: often the journey is as relaxing or as interesting as the bathing. I often encounter novel aspects of Japan's ever-changing culture, such as young men doing acrobatic revolutions in the air after jumping on stability balls.Recently,...
  • Beautiful Views and Japanese Bath at the Cloud Sea (雲海) Hotel 11 months ago As the white-tipped mountains east of my home are being eclipsed by shades of greens and browns, I am reminiscing about a two-day trip to a Japanese onsen two months ago. I indulged in excessive (for most people) bathing, studied environmental issues on a mountain with a nature guide, relished ...

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  • The Seven Best and the Worst Experiences of a Hot Spring Addict in Japan Writing Contest March 2013 Since there are approximately 27,000 hot springs in Japan, a hot spring is usually close by. I have bathed in about five hundred Japanese hot springs. Memories of seven poignant hot spring experiences still cause strong feelings of relaxation,...
  • Japans Five Most Fantastic Festive Events Expat Blog Awards 2013 Under the mythical nation of “homogeneous Japan Inc” lies a reality of unique events that merge sex and death, fire and snow, cooperation and competition in perspectives that cannot be experienced in just one place or during one visit. That’s...

ExpatsBlog.com Expat Blog Awards 2013: Japan Gold Award!

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Website Reviews » There is 1 review on Onsen (Hot Spring) Addict in Japan

David Clasen
11:57 AM February 26, 2013

this blog is an inspiration: the author knows his subject brilliantly; he translates both language and culture sympathetically; and the quality of the photography is superb (i wonder how many cameras are lost in the process!). it makes me want to spend a lot longer in japan. happily i am at least going to go for a fortnight and, thanks to greg, i am confident the visit is going to include some very pleasurable bathing. bravo!

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