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Yunessun Hakone: Amusing Onsen

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Posted on March 1, 2015 7:45 pm | Leave your thoughts



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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Japanese Bath How to

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Posted on January 15, 2015 10:04 am | Leave your thoughts



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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From Kansai to Kyushu: Hot Spring Heaven

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Posted on January 10, 2015 1:46 pm | Leave your thoughts



Kansai to Kyushu Region: Overview Shirahama-onsen Hot Spring [Wakayama] 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....

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Chubu Region Onsen Rundown

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Posted on January 9, 2015 5:33 pm | Leave your thoughts



Chubu Region Onsen: Overview Yudanaka-onsen Hot Spring [Nagano] 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,...

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Hokkaido Tohoku Region Onsen Rundown

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Posted on January 8, 2015 5:16 pm | Leave your thoughts



Hokkaido Tohoku Region Onsen: In Brief Jozankei-onsen Hot Spring [Hokkaido] Jozankei-onsen is a hot spring village found in a green valley, located in Shikotsu-Toya National Park. The Sapporo Kokusai Ski Resort is nearby, as well as a number of sightseeing spots such as Hoheikyo Dam and Jozankei Dam. Jozan-gensen-koen Park is located in the center...

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