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Popular Japanese Onsens

Popular Japanese Onsens
Throughout every region in Japan, you'll find many hot springs and resort towns and soaking in one of these Japanese hot springs is an experience all travellers should include in their visit. These beautiful and relaxing springs are not only an enjoyable way to pass a couple of hours, they also contain natural minerals which provide a range health benefits. Here are a few of the best hot spring towns to visit in Japan. 

Manza Onsen
Manza Onsen is a visually stunning town located high on the snowy slopes of Mount Shirane, 1800 metres above sea level. The water is highly acidic and amongst the most sulfuric of all the baths in Japan. Soaking in sulfuric hot springs has been found to ease itchy or inflamed skin conditions such as eczema and dandruff as well as helping to protect the body against toxins in the environment and lowering blood pressure and cholesterol. 

Ginzan Onsen
Ginzan Onsen is beautiful town tucked away in the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture. The streets are lined with traditional ryokan inns, giving the town an old fashioned charm. You will find two public baths, a foot bath and a private bath as well as a range of baths within the ryokans, giving you plenty of options to choose from. 

Shibu Onsen
If you're looking to experience a slice of Japanese history, you'll want to head to Shibu Onsen in Yamanouchi. Located in a long valley, its hot spring water is said to have been visited by many historical figures such as priests, samurai and poets. 

Shirahone Onsen
Known for its milky white spring water, Shirahone Onsen is found in the Northern Alps of Japan, not far from famous alpine nature spots such as Kamikochi and Norikura. The spring water gets its distinctive blue-white colour from a high concentration of magnesium and calcium sediments which are believed to relieve gastrointestinal ailments.

Dogo Onsen
Dogo Onsen is a famous hot spring with a history that spans back over 1, 000 years. It is located to the east of central Matsuyama and is well known for its architecturally beautiful bath houses. Dogo Onsen is a prestigious retreat that it is even frequented by the Japanese Imperial family.

Ibusuki Sand Baths
Ibusuki is an Onsen town which also provides sand baths, an experience which is very popular with hot spring lovers. Bathers are buried in sand which is naturally heated by steam coming from below. They remain buried for 10-20 minutes before washing off the sand and entering to hot spring baths to complete their bathing experience. 

If you're craving the warmth of a hot spring bath, but aren't planning a trip to Japan, warm yourself up with some Miso Soup made with our Japanese Miso Soup Spice Paste.


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