Sight in Shizuoka

Sawada Park Onsen

Located in Nishi Izu, Sawada Park offers open-air public hot baths with stunning views over the ocean from the top of a cliff.

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Sight in Nara

Totsukawa Onsen (Hot Springs)

Totsukawa Onsen is a public hot springs facility situated next to the river in Totsukawa Village.

Sight in Oita

Shiraike Jigoku

Shiraike Jigoku is a hot spring located in the famous hot spring resort of Beppu.

Sight in Kumamoto

Kurokawa Onsen

Famous hot spring resort town surrounded by nature, with both outdoor baths and traditional Ryokan hotels.

Sight in Oita


Beppu is Japan's most famous Onsen (hot spring) resort city, and produces more thermal hot spring water than any where else in the country.

Sight in Shimane

Tamatsukuri Hot Springs Area

This is an onsen area of Tamatsukuri, known as the “baths of the gods”. Traditional ryokan (Japanese inns) can be found here along Tamayu River, where you can e

Sight in Osaka

Kikusui Onsen

Kikusui Onsen is a small public bath in Osaka.

Sight in Hokkaido

Noboribetsu Onsen Daiichi Takimotokan

Daiichi Takimotokan is a ryokan (hot spring inn) located in Noboribetsu.

Sight in Oita

Chinoike Jigoku

Chinoike Jigoku (literally "blood pond hell") is Japan's oldest natural hot spring.

Sight in Nagano

Bessho Onsen

Bessho Onsen is said to be the hot spring village with the oldest history in Nagano. There are several important cultural structures in this town, a fact that g

Sight in Nagano

Shirahone Onsen

Shirahone is a hot spring village close to Matsumoto in Nagano prefecture.

Sight in Wakayama


Located right on the coast of Shirahama, Sakinoyu is one of the oldest onsen (hot spring) spots in Japan on record. It has been operating since 658.

Sight in Nagasaki

Harajo Onsen Masago

Harajo Onsen Masago is a hot spring resort in Minamiarimacho, facing Shimabara Bay.

Sight in Wakayama


Adumaya is an onsen ryokan (hot spring inn) that was originally opened in Edo era (1603–1868).

Sight in Wakayama

Ryujin Onsen Motoyu

Ryujin Onsen Motoyu is a hot spring located in Wakayama.

Sight in Nagano

Iiyama Kitaryu Onsen Family Ski Resort

Iiyama Kitaryu Onsen Family Ski Resort is located in the mountainous prefecture of Nagano. A hot spring is also available in the resort.

Sight in Nagano

Hakuba Norikura Onsen Ski Resort

Hakuba Norikura Onsen Ski Resort is located in the mountainous prefecture of Nagano. As the name indicates, an onsen (hot spring) is also available in the ski r

Sight in Fukui

Miketsukuni Wakasa Obama Food Culture Museum

Here you will find a museum, kitchen studio, workshop and hot spring bath facility. This museum wants its visitors to learn, experience, heal, and eat well.

Sight in Toyama


Tachinoyu is a public bath with water from the Unazuki hot spring.

Sight in Toyama

Unazuki Onsen

Unazuki Onsen is a small hot spring resort town close to Kurobe city in Toyama prefecture.

Sight in Tokyo

Yunohama Open-air Hot Spring

Yunohama Hot Spring is located on Niijima Island close to Niijima port.

Sight in Tokyo

Jinata Onsen

Most famous open air hot spring in Shikinejima.

Sight in Tokyo

Matsugashita Miyabi Onsen

Open air hot spring

Sight in Kagoshima

Sakurajima Magma Hot Spring

Can you resist the urge to visit a magma heated natural hot spring when visiting an active volcano? I know I sure can't! Just a few minutes walk from the ferry

Sight in Tokushima

Aratae no Yu Onsen

Aratae no Yu is a modern public bath with natural onsen hot spring water.

Sight in Niigata

Akayu Onsen

Akayu Onsen is a traditional Japanese hot spring located in the town of Aga in Niigata Prefecture.

Sight in Niigata

Kirinzan Onsen

Kirinzan Onsen is a traditional Japanese hot spring area in Niigata Prefecture.

Sight in Iwate


Shizukatei is a traditional Japanese inn, or 'ryokan' in Hiraizumi, Iwate Prefecture, near the UNESCO World Heritage Chusonji Temple. Meals are served in-room,

Sight in Tokyo

Sengawa Yukemuri no Sato

Sengawa Yukemuri no Sato is a public bath with water from a natural hot spring and is open year-round.

Sight in Fukushima

Oze Hinoemata Onsen

Oze Hinoemata Onsen is a hot-spring located in Hinoemata-mura at the gateway to Oze National Park. In addition to hot-springs, there are three traditional Kabuk

Sight in Hokkaido

Toyako Onsen

Onsen hotel resort with indoor/outdoor onsen, tatami room, located nearby Toya-ko lake.

Sight in Gunma

Shima Onsen Hot Spring Town

Shima Onsen is a hot spring resort town famous for its very long history. In 1954 it was designated as Japan's first Nationally Certified Onsen.

Sight in Gunma

Minakami Onsen Hot Spring Town

This onsen area is a collection of hot spring resort towns along the banks of Tone river, including Minakami Onsen, Tanigawa Onsen and Takaragawa Onsen. The are

Sight in Gunma

Ikaho Onsen Hot Spring Town

Ikaho is a hot spring resort town that is said to have existed since the 8th century. It is famous for its two different kinds of hot spring water (called "shir

Sight in Gunma

Kusatsu Onsen Hot Spring Town

This hot spring resort town is renowned for its long history and rich water volume.

Sight in Yamagata


Shirogane-yu is a public bath in Ginzan Onsen. It has an unusual shape from the outside and looks like it was built on very limited property. The men's and wome