Explore Japan's essential sites and hidden gems
A neighborhood onsen that was founded in the Edo period (1603-1868), the Jakotsu-Yu (蛇 骨湯) in Asakusa has kept its simplicity and its clientele. Have a nice dip.
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Asakusa Kannon Onsen
Asakusa Kannon Onsen, a discreet place of ablution, near Sensoji, has preserved the atmosphere of the Japanese public establishments of the postwar period.
Utsukushi no yu
Practical and modern, Utsukushi no yu sento is also an up-market gym located a few meters from Takaido Station.
A small bathhouse in the Ginza district, Komparu-yu offers an honest, relaxing experience.
Oedo Onsen Monogatari
An onsen recreating the atmosphere of Edo Japan. Plunge into the past with yukata.
For a poetic moment in the countryside, enter the doors of the Japanese spa Takaragawa Onsen.
Foot Bath Cafes
Ashiyu are footbaths found in some public spaces, such as near train stations or in parks. Filled with hot spring water, you can soak just your bare feet while remaining dressed.
Five hot spring towns near Tokyo
Great for revitalising weary travelers, hot springs, found throughout Japan, are very popular with the Japanese for their invigorating properties.
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