Onsen, Hot Springs and Public Baths

Dive into Japanese baths!

Sources of relaxation synonymous with wellness spas (onsen) and public baths (sento) delight Japanese. An essential experience for any visitor to Japan, Japan's public baths and onsen are fantastic and unique ways to relax. 

Onsen, sources thermales et bains publics

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Onsen Kyoto: Your Guide to the Best Hot Springs in Japan's Ancient Capital

Kyoto is renowned for its temples, gardens and traditional culture, but it also offers a relaxing onsen experience.

Water pouring into a outdoor cooling pool in Kasatsu Onsen

Kusatsu Onsen

Kusatsu Onsen is one of Japan's most famous hot spring resorts. Located in Gunma Prefecture, north-west of Tokyo, it attracts onsen lovers all year round. 


Yufuin town with hills in the background


Yufuin is a small town of around 36,000 people nestled in the picturesque valley below Mount Yufu-dake near Beppu on the southern island of Kyushu.

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Aomori Onsen

Some of Japan's most fascinating ryokans are in remote Aomori Prefecture. These beautiful ryokans, traditional Japanese inns, transport guests into Japanese history.

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