Hot springs in Japan are called onsen, and spending some time at the hot springs is one of the best ways to relax and unwind. You have plenty of choice – there are over 3,000 hot springs all over the country, and we have narrowed this down to a list of just 11 of the best hot springs in Japan.
Japan has a reputation as being an expensive place to travel. But the good news is you can travel in Japan on a budget – and you can still have an amazing time in this fascinating country when you are not spending hundreds of dollars a day.
Given that Japan is surrounded by ocean, you can expect there to be plenty of beaches in the country for swimming, sunbathing, and water sports. Japan has some amazing beaches, and most are found to the south of the country although there are some nice stretches of sand elsewhere.
Hakone is only 100 kilometers from the metropolis of Tokyo but it is worlds apart in style and atmosphere. Hakone is situated in a mountainous landscape that is famous for its natural beauty, its temples, views across to Mount Fuji, and its onsens. Find out more about why you need to make Hakone a stop on your Japan tour.
If you have to pick one beautiful place to visit in the amazing country of Japan you can go to Tokyo and be amazed by the neon and the skyscrapers, or you can visit the calm city of Kyoto a completely different experience but one not to be missed.
When you visit Japan you are in for a treat. This small Asian country is one of the most advanced and industrialized places on earth, but it is also one of the most historically interesting you will ever visit.