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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  • Shika Onsen is a 1389-Year-Old Japanese Hot Spring 2 months ago Six Different Baths at Shika No YuIf the sulfur-stained wooden beams and slats of Shika No Yu could speak, they would tell us about countless generations of Japanese Ainu, samurai, priests, farmers, merchants, and artists who have been healing their bodies and souls in the hot mineral water. Local...
  • Sukayu Onsen: Mixed Sex Bathing in a Traditional & Relaxed Environment 5 months ago One of Japan's largest indoor mixed-sex bathing onsen facilities is located in one of the best areas for nature exploration and outdoor sports: Towada-Hachimantai National Park in Aomori. After a beautiful day of forest bathing, hiking, snowshoeing, skiing, or flower gazing, relax with your loved...
  • One of Japan's Best Hot Spring Inns 6 months ago This is one of Japan's Best Hot SpringsWhen people learn that I have bathed in about 600 hot springs in Japan, they usually ask for my favorites. At the end of March, I stayed at Aoni Onsen.  Now, my answer is that this is one of Japan's best hot springs. It has everything that I want in an onsen....
  • Multisensory Pleasures in Hot Springs on the Izura Coast 7 months ago A Japanese saying is "Food is meant to be eaten with the mouth and the eyes." Likewise, the best hot springs are multisensory. The hot spring baths at the Itsuura Kanko Hotel pleasure and relax the eyes, ears, nose, skin, and heart.Outdoor Public Bath at the Itsuura Kanko Hotel's Bekkan BuildingThe...
  • Nagoya's Newest Healing Hot Spring Space 10 months ago Nagoya, Japan's fourth most populated city, delights visitors. yet few foreign visitors know Nagoya's many attractions. Located between Kyoto and Tokyo, high-speed trains fly from Nagoya to Kyoto in thirty minutes and wing to Tokyo in just over ninety. Nagoya Castle, Atsuta Jingu (Shrine), and 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...

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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