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Discover Tokyo’s Hot Springs

There is an abiding image both in Japan and abroad that you need to travel to the mountainous regions of the country to experience the hot springs. In fact, while regional Japan does have some of the most famous and photographed onsen, there are many traditional establishments located in and near Tokyo that offer an equally good glimpse into the ubiquitous culture of public bathing.

Onsen vs Sento

Don’t be a novice—understand the difference between an onsen and a sento in JapanRead More »

Etiquette in the Onsen

Never been to a hot spring before? Here are some tips on etiquette and customs in the bathsRead More »

Know your stuff

A guide to the baths and an explanation of what you can expect to findRead More »
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Onsen / Sento
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Hakone Yuryo Onsen

Open-air baths
Sauna
Massage

Hakone Yuryo is a traditional day onsen located near the Hakone-Yumoto, the gateway town to the wider Hakone region. It has a variety of outdoor baths offering excellent views out...

Heiwajima Onsen: Haneda Flights Made Easy

Sauna
Hot stone spa
Massage
Overnight stay

Heiwajima onsen is a hot spring in Ota Ward close to Haneda International Airport. It’s located in BIG FUN Heiwajima—a dated entertainment complex inside which you can find...

Hotel Keikyu Aburatubo Kanchoso

Open-air baths
Sauna

Small natural onsen that is part of Hotel Keikyu Aburatubo Kanchoso in Miura, Kanagawa Prefecture. While the hotel itself looks like some sort of run-down motel from the outside...

Hottarakashi Onsen: Mount Fuji from a Bathtub

Open-air baths
Tattoos allowed

Hottarakashi is a Japanese word that means something like “putting your troubles aside for later”—and once you’re lying down in the shallow outdoor baths with the serene slopes of...

Ikoi no Yu Onsen

Open-air baths
Sauna
Hot stone spa
Massage

Jomon no Yu Onsen

Sauna
Massage
Near station
Overnight stay

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