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Japan—A Perfect New Year Escape Famous for Natural Hot Springs.

Although hot springs may be found all over the world, Japan has the most, with approximately 25,000 of hot springs sources. You want to take your first trip in the New Year in a paradise like that, don't you? 

A Dip in the Relaxing Onsen 

Japan is a sanctuary for hot springs, known as “onsen”, and the distinct culture of hot spring bathing that locals take part in, isn’t just a luxury, but a way of life here. These hot pools are known to have revitalizing waters. Every onsen has a different mineral makeup that provides a range of health advantages. Taking dips into these hot waters is a routine in the lives of Japanese people that goes on all year-round. But you might want to start in winters (December-February) for the first few times. 

In addition to its well-known hot spring resorts, the country is home to lesser-known hot springs tucked away in picturesque settings. So, if you stray from the usual route, you'll find remote onsen spots where you can relax in privacy while taking in the beautiful sights of the natural world. 

Here are a few types of onsens in Japan to experience the hot and therapeutic baths on your trip to Japan.

Secret Mountain Onsens

Tucked away in the shadow of Japan's magnificent mountains, the secret onsen resorts not only provide relaxation but a trek through breathtaking trails. You can hike through immaculate forests and breathe in the clean mountain air—and upon reaching the mountain onsen pools, the panoramic views and hot springs offer a soothing experience.

  1. Hakone Yuryo, Hakone

  2. Kinosaki Onsen, Hyogo

Coastal Onsens 

Coastal onsens are wonderful for individuals who love the sound of ocean waves. It’s where the soothing effects of hot springs are enhanced by the rhythmic sounds of the waves along Japan's coastline. You can revel in breathtaking views of the sea while you relax in the coastal onsen, the ideal place from the hustle of daily life. 

  1. Ibusuki Onsen, Kagoshima

  2. Atami Onsen, Shizuoka

Onsens Urban Oasis

Experience the onsen experience in the dynamic Japanese cities that skillfully combine modern and traditional elements. Many of these urban onsens provide skyline views, which let you enjoy the city’s vibes while taking a refreshing dip in hot springs. It's a striking contrast that offers both a calm and vibrant metropolitan atmosphere. 

  1. Ooedo-Onsen Monogatari, Tokyo

  2. Spa World, Osaka

Historical Onsen Hideaways 

With historical onsens that evoke Japan's rich cultural history, travel back in time. You can enjoy the cultural past of Japan while enjoying the health advantages of these ancient hot springs. These undiscovered places will help you experience the ageless atmosphere and soak in the beauty of extraordinary architecture and traditions.

  1. Gero Onsen, Gifu

  2. Kinosaki Onsen, Hyogo

Onsens in Wilderness

Set off on an expedition to secluded onsens in the forest, where the travel itself becomes a rejuvenating experience. The raw beauty of Japan's unspoiled wilderness makes for a perfect place for hot spring baths in the middle of the forest, making it a singular and remarkable hot spring experience far from the crowd. 

  1. Yunomine Onsen, Wakayama

  2. Jigokudani Monkey Park, Nagano

Start your journey to find out the many peaceful and diverse onsen experiences that await you by booking your tour through today. Let us be your guide to calming waters that produce lifelong memories. 

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