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Kurobe View Hotel

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A perfect marriage of modern architecture and traditional Japanese design creates a fabulous and peaceful atmosphere at Kurobe View Hotel. It’s located in hot springs area in Omachi, and is only 20 minutes by car to Hakuba. Located at the entrance to the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route in Omachi On… Read More

Hotel Keisui

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Hotel Keisui is a majestic hotel located in Oomachi, Nagano and is approximately 3 hours by train from Tokyo. The hotel provides Western and Japanese style accommodation, and you will love the rustic and natural appeal of the hotel. Hotel Keisui has a variety of hot springs including 2 large com… Read More

Sangoro Onsen Lodge

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Sangoro Onsen Lodge was made for those who believe in ‘more the merrier’! Sangoro Onsen Lodge in Zao Onsen, Yamagata, provides the dream accommodation for large groups travelling with 16 or more people. This is a fully self-contained apartment block with 4 bedrooms, 16 futons (sleeps up to 25 pe… Read More

Oohira Hotel

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With three types of private open air hot spring baths, Jyurouzin, Ebisuten and Daikokuten on offer 24 hours a day freely, you can rest assured that you’ll get to relax to the max after hitting the slopes at Oohira Hotel. Oohira Hotel offers both Western and Japanese style rooms (no smoking is al… Read More

Ryokan Kinosato

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Kinosato is a traditional Japanese accommodation in the centre of Zao Onsen. It is a small, homely ryokan-inn with 22 Japanese style rooms. The real treat at Kinosato is their baths pulled from an all natural sulphuric spring. The inn is located within walking distance to some of Zao Onsen’s ski re… Read More

Tokachidake Onsen Ryounkaku

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The open air bath at Ryounkaku looks over spectacular views throughout the year and it’s no surprise. This onsen (hot spring) and accommodation are located higher than any others in Hokkaido. Ryounkaku is not only a comfortable hotel but it welcomes day-trippers who come to enjoy their delicious… Read More

Kamihoro Inn

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In the heart of Hokkaido, you’ll find a luxurious hot spring resort in the middle of the Tokachidake mountain range overlooking the Furano Basin. Located 1,200m above sea level, you can bask in the serene nature of the mountains at the Kamihiro Inn. The view from the resort is unbeatable, and ac… Read More

Onyado Suminoyu

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Suminoyu is located in the historic town of Shibu Onsen. Shibu Onsen is known for its nostalgic townscape with stone paved streets alive with friendly locals. The town is also known for its many hot springs and Suminoyu is one of the oldest establishments here. The accommodation is a traditional… Read More

Onyado Hishiya Torazo

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Onyado Hishiya Torazō is located in Shibu Onsen, and is one of the most historical inns in the area that’s been operating for 13 generations. The building of the in is hundreds of years old, and will make you feel like you’ve slipped away to old Japan. There are two hot springs within the inn, each… Read More

Ryokan Sakaya and Ryokan Jonnobi

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Ryokan Sakaya and Ryokan Jonnobi await those craving to experience a traditional Japanese inn, with outstanding service ratings and an unmatched charm, the Ryokan Sakaya is award winning, Word Ski Awards Winner 2013 Japan's Best Ski Boutique Hotel, and rightfully so. However both Ryokan Sakaya … Read More

Kokuya Hotel Nagano

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Kokuya Hotel Nagano is not only a prominent part of the traditional Japanese village of Shibu Onsen, it’s also a gateway into real Japan. Surrounded by mountains, either lush green or brilliant white, depending on the time of year you visit, Shibu Onsen has been a destination for people in … Read More

Powder bliss in Nagano ; NOZAWA ONSEN

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> Deep powder resort with a vast slope area > Grand samurai-era bathhouses and inns > Traditional hot spring healing destination Nozawa Onsen has depth as a snow holiday destination in more ways than one. The first things that come to mind for skiers and snowboarders are its avera… Read More

Steep and deep days in Yamagata

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A scenic 'hot spring kingdom' filled with natural and cultural highlights   Yamagata Prefecture is one of Japan’s heaviest snowfall areas, making it a naturally blessed snow holiday destination just 2.5 hours north of Tokyo by bullet train. Some 160,000 hectares of the prefecture is na… Read More

TWO DAYS IN HOT SPRING HEAVEN, HAKONE

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With spectacular views of Mount Fuji and abundant natural hot springs, Hakone is a rewarding short trip close to Tokyo     Hakone has long been a favourite getaway spot for Tokyoites. An historic hot spring town located some 80 kilometres away from the city in Kanagawa Prefect… Read More

SHIBU ONSEN

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The neighbouring town to the snow monkey park, full of charm and tradition SHIBU Onsen is a quaint hot spring town in Nagano Prefecture that opens up behind a curtain of steam, revealing traditions and architecture of years passed, still standing tall and proud. The town's original spring-head w… Read More

Powder bliss in Nagano-Niigata ; OMACHI

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Enjoy the finer things in a hot spring town on Hakuba’s doorstep   Just 40 minutes from Hakuba, Omachi is local to the ski resorts of Kashimayari Sports Village and Jiigatake. Its hot spring area of Omachi Onsenkyō is set in deep forest, and skiers and snowboarders overnight here from … Read More

Snowed under in Hokkaido ; ASHIBETSU

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Nature up a notch, in the heart of Hokkaido   LOCAL farmland around Furano is famous for its prime produce, and one of these farming districts is the city of Ashibetsu. With 89% of its land area composed of lush forests, it is filled with the fresh atmosphere of alpine countryside, enc… Read More

NISEKO-CHO AND KONBU ONSEN

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Hot spring heaven around the corner from Niseko @JNTO NISEKO still has a few secrets up its sleeve, and one of these is Niseko-chō, or the Niseko town district. Set within the forests and rivers of the lush Niseko-Shakotan-Otaru Kaigan Quasi-National Park, it is naturally abundant, and a po… Read More

TOGURA-KAMIYAMADA ONSEN

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Welcoming hot spring town with retro charm Togura-Kamiyamada Onsen carved itself a place on Japan's hot spring destination map just over 120 years ago in 1893. Times were tough, and to revive the local economy, the head of the town implemented a plan to dig for hot springs. Since the waters began… Read More

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