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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  • Most Incredible Hot Spring of 2017-2018 Winter 4 months ago Bone-white is the color of the hot thermal water, and White Bone Hot Spring is the translation of Shirahone Onsen (白骨温泉), one of Japan's best small hot spring villages. Located deep in a ravine that cuts through the Japanese Alps, Shirahone requires high-level driving skills to reach in...
  • High Mountain Bath and Forest Sauna Therapy at the Okushiga Kogen Hotel 5 months ago INDOOR BATH AT OKUSHIGA KOGEN HOTELThe Okushiga Kogen Hotel in Nagano has created a very unique bathing environment that combines aspects of shinrinyoku (defined below), soaking in hot water, and sweating in a sauna. Four essential elements come together to facilitate incredibly bathing at this...
  • Five Suggestions for Bathers with Tattoos in Japan 8 months ago You've got some cool tattoos that express your experiences, beliefs and feelings. Your tattoos are important to you. Unfortunately,  tattoos are taboo. Many Japanese associate tattoos with the yakuza and other criminal organizations. What are you going to do? Giving up on experiencing wonderfully...
  • 2017's Most Delicious Gourmet Meal in a Japanese Onsen Ryokan 8 months ago Hedonism is the best word to expresses the unrestricted glowing warmth of pleasure you can feel in the best of the best Japanese ryokan. Japanese inns with  hot springs are all about health, relaxation, and indulgence.Uchiyu, Indoor Hot SpringRyokan Ohashi in Misasa Onsen, Tottori prefecture,...
  • Summer Hot Spring Experience in Tokamachi: Art, Baths, Forest Walks, Gourmet Food 13 months ago Hot Spring Addict Relaxing in one of the Outdoor Baths at Matsunoyama Onsen Ryokan ChitoseWith over three thousand hot spring resort areas in Japan, one could spend a lifetime trying out new baths —what a great life that would be—so why visit some areas again and again? Often, one trip is not...

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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!

This blog won the Gold Award for best expat blog in Japan!

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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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