5 Faves: Onsen Towns

Winter is the perfect season to enjoy Japan's warm waters. (And man, has it ever turned into winter practically overnight here.) I personally love hot springs and like nothing better than to plan an evening's escape to a small onsen town in the middle of nowhere. While Japan also boasts big tour-focused towns where tons... Continue Reading →

Family Fun: Visiting an Onsen

I was going to write this post on the Kagoshima Aquarium, bit frankly, it wasn't all that awesome of a site and I've already written up far better aquariums in Japan.┬áSo after a trip to the local sento (public bathhouse) this past weekend with a VERY enthusiastic three-year-old, I thought I'd write a bit about... Continue Reading →

Crash Course: Onsen

Since moving to Kyushu over a year ago, I've made onsen-hopping my new (although only occasional) pursuit. In a country with an abundance of volcanic activity, it seems there's always a hot spring around every corner. So what do you need to know to enjoy one of Japan's best natural features? Read on and see.... Continue Reading →

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