Hot Springs March 1, 2015 7:45 pm

Yunessun Hakone: Amusing Onsen


Hot Springs March 1, 2015 7:45 pm

Yunessun Hakone: Amusing Onsen


Top 5 Theme Parks In Japan

Yunessun Hakone Kowakien Hakone (箱根町) is a city in Kanagawa Prefecture that is famous for hot spring (onsen) resorts. Naturally a resort/theme park devoted to hot springs exists there. Hakone Kowakien Yunessun is a strangely wonderful concept, utilizing the area’s prominent hot spring culture and turning it into a unique amusement experience. One can enjoy...

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Yunessun Hakone Kowakien Hakone (箱根町) is a city in Kanagawa Prefecture that is famous for hot spring (onsen) resorts. Naturally a resort/theme park devoted to hot springs exists there. Hakone Kowakien Yunessun is a strangely wonderful concept, utilizing the area’s prominent hot spring culture and turning it into a unique amusement experience. One can enjoy...

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Hot Springs January 15, 2015 10:04 am

Japanese Bath How to


Hot Springs January 15, 2015 10:04 am

Japanese Bath How to


Japanese Mascot Obsession

Japanese Bath How to: Taking baths, not showers, is very popular in Japan and public bathing is an important part of the Japanese culture. In Japan, there are two purposes to taking a bath: cleaning your body and relaxing your body. Japanese Bathing Etiquette The first step is cleaning your body and this is done...

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Japanese Bath How to: Taking baths, not showers, is very popular in Japan and public bathing is an important part of the Japanese culture. In Japan, there are two purposes to taking a bath: cleaning your body and relaxing your body. Japanese Bathing Etiquette The first step is cleaning your body and this is done...

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Customs & Culture January 12, 2015 4:28 pm

What Is A Ryokan Hotel?


Customs & Culture January 12, 2015 4:28 pm

What Is A Ryokan Hotel?


Japan Dreaming

What is a ryokan hotel? They are Japanese style inns and they differ a lot from inns in Western culture. They originated in the Edo period (1603–1868), when such inns served travelers along Japan’s highways. They typically feature tatami-matted rooms, communal baths, and other public areas where visitors may wear yukata and talk with the...

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What is a ryokan hotel? They are Japanese style inns and they differ a lot from inns in Western culture. They originated in the Edo period (1603–1868), when such inns served travelers along Japan’s highways. They typically feature tatami-matted rooms, communal baths, and other public areas where visitors may wear yukata and talk with the...

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Customs & Culture January 10, 2015 1:46 pm

From Kansai to Kyushu: Hot Spring Heaven


Customs & Culture January 10, 2015 1:46 pm

From Kansai to Kyushu: Hot Spring Heaven


Heavy Hitters: Takoyaki and Okonomiyaki

Kansai to Kyushu Region: Overview Shirahama-onsen Hot Spring Shirahama-onsen is a traditional hot spring town with a long history of over 1300 years, known as “Muro-no-On’yu” or “Ki-no-On’yu” since the Asuka and Nara Periods (the latter half of the 6th to the 8th century), visited by such emperors as Saimei, Tenji, Jito and Monmu. Shirahama...

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Kansai to Kyushu Region: Overview Shirahama-onsen Hot Spring Shirahama-onsen is a traditional hot spring town with a long history of over 1300 years, known as “Muro-no-On’yu” or “Ki-no-On’yu” since the Asuka and Nara Periods (the latter half of the 6th to the 8th century), visited by such emperors as Saimei, Tenji, Jito and Monmu. Shirahama...

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Customs & Culture January 9, 2015 5:33 pm

Chubu Region Onsen Rundown


Customs & Culture January 9, 2015 5:33 pm

Chubu Region Onsen Rundown


Heavy Hitters: Takoyaki and Okonomiyaki

Chubu Region Onsen: Overview Yudanaka-onsen Hot Spring Yudanaka-onsen, loved by Kobayashi Issa (regarded as the greatest haiku poet), has a long history of approximately 1350 years. It is a unique hot spring village that has springs close to the ground surface, which can be found everywhere in town. Many shrines are also spotted here, and...

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Chubu Region Onsen: Overview Yudanaka-onsen Hot Spring Yudanaka-onsen, loved by Kobayashi Issa (regarded as the greatest haiku poet), has a long history of approximately 1350 years. It is a unique hot spring village that has springs close to the ground surface, which can be found everywhere in town. Many shrines are also spotted here, and...

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