Tagged with Onsen

Onsen-hopping in Kurokawa

Onsen-hopping in Kurokawa


Hidden away in the mountains of Kumamoto prefecture is the onsen town of Kurokawa. OK, so it’s technically not ‘hidden away’ at all because plenty of tourists visit but it’s still a great way to experience a more ‘rural’ Japan and escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Kurokawa is situated around 20km from Mount … Continue reading

Beppu – hot spring city!

Beppu – hot spring city!


One night in Beppu in Kyushu (we spent two!) will be enough to make you realise why it’s one of Japan’s most famous hot spring (onsen) resorts. Those clouds rising above the buildings and in the mountains thankfully aren’t fires, but are in fact steam rising from vents in the earth. With so much steam, there’s plenty of opportunity … Continue reading

Relaxation time in Osaka’s SpaWorld

Relaxation time in Osaka’s SpaWorld


Japan’s famous for its beautiful onsen (hot springs), although you might expect to find them on the mountainside or a tranquil little village – not in the middle of a big city. Well, Osaka likes to take you by surprise. One absolute must-visit place on your Osaka hit list should be SpaWorld in the Shinsekai … Continue reading