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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  • Japan's Best Natural Hot Spring Waterfall 4 days ago The plunging cascades of a thermally heated twenty-meter-high waterfall provide a powerful warm massage. Kawarageoyu-taki is the name of this remote natural entry-free onsen in Takamatsu National Forest, Yuzawa City, Akita, that soothes the body and the soul. To experience idyllic forest bathing,...
  • The Hottest Video on Hot Springs: The Earthy Facts about Japanese Onsens 3 months ago Beppu The Onsen Journey is an outstanding video that explains the geology, history, and culture of Japanese onsens, especially those in Beppu. Beppu, Oita, is where thermal water gushes to the earth's surface in greater quantities than anywhere else in Japan, possibly the world. With eight...
  • Elegant Niigata Ryokan with Riverside and Mountainside Baths 5 months ago The windows are closed in winter but open in other seasons.If you read Japanese and search for unique hot springs, you might know Rankeisou Onsen. Japanese guidebooks to unusual and remote onsens often include this inn. Far from major cities, not many foreigners know about Rankeisou, and even...
  • Snowshoe Trails and Hot Springs around Japan's Nozawa Onsen 8 months ago Bear-claw-scratched towering trees, an ice-cloaked lake peering at a pure blue sky, the whooshing sounds made by passing off-piste snowboarders cutting fresh powder trails, crisp air, and soothing hot springs are just some of the sensory pleasures you’ll experience while snowshoeing in Nozawa...
  • Great Hot Springs In Japan's Snowy Regions 9 months ago Snow Macaques of Jigokudani Onsen live in the moment. Photo by Peter Locke. The contrasting actions of walking barefoot on ice in subzero temperatures and submerging one's body into hot mineral  water stimulate mindfulness through immersion in physicality. Shocking sensations awaken the...

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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...

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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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