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6 best 'Onsens (Hotsprings)’ to relax and revitalize nearby Tokyo!

— Relax in a Japanese hot spring just north of Tokyo —

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① Kusatsu Onsen (Hot spring)

Japanese: 草津温泉(群馬県)

✨Come Rest Your Soul at One of Japan’s Most Popular ♨Hot Spring Resorts!

Looking for a 🕖time away from the busy city life? Come visit ♨Kusatsu Onsen, one of Japan’s most known hot spring resorts!

The ♨hot springs are said to have healing powers for the body, not to mention the 🍵relaxation they bring to your soul. Not only is 👘Kusatsu famous for its ♨hot springs, but also for its 🌲outdoor activities like skiing in the winter and hiking all year round, as well as a summer 🎻music festival. This magical place may be located in a small town of only 7000 residents, but it attracts ✨millions of tourists every year!

This information was correct at the time of publishing, but please check with the attractions and/or the tourist board before traveling.

② Ikaho Onsen (Hot spring)

Japanese: 伊香保温泉(群馬県)

🌈 Off the Beaten Track in Japan that You CANNOT Miss‼

🎎 Authentic Japanese-Style Onsen ♨️ in a Time-honored Area

Nestled on the eastern slopes of 🌋Mt. Haruna with a more than 1500-year-old history, ♨️Ikaho Onsen is the perfect urban getaway both for its iconic multicolor thermal waters and 🌲natural environment.

Ikaho Onsen offers two types of ♨️hot spring water, the “Kogane no Yu” where the water is reddish brown, and “Shirogane no Yu “where you will get iron-laden waters. On top of that, you will find a 300-meter long stone path with 365 stairs flanked by 🎁souvenir stores and 👘traditional Japanese guesthouses in the atmospheric old town. At the end of stairs, there is the ⛩️Ikaho Shrine, a shrine dedicated to the god of childbirth.

Come and 🗝️ elapse back in time to the Japan of more than 50 years ago just in a flick‼

This information was correct at the time of publishing, but please check with the attractions and/or the tourist board before traveling.

③ Shima Onsen (Hot spring)

Japanese: 四万温泉(群馬県)

Treat Yourself to a ✨Mythical Hot Spring ♨Wonderland!

Need some 🍃quiet and peaceful time to yourself? Prefer a one-of-a-kind experience when it comes to traveling?

Come to ♨Shima Onsen, a small hot spring town in the🍃mountains of Gunma Prefecture! Said to be the 😎oldest hot springs in Japan, it’s blessed with more than 40 hot spring sources. The town has plenty of ♨ryokans, public baths, and foot baths for you to enjoy and relax.

Rumor has it that this mythical place may have inspired the famous Ghibli movie 🏮“Spirited Away”! If you like Japanese Anime, make sure to drop by Sekizennkan (A Traditional Ryokan) for a ‘Spirited Away & History’ tour.

This information was correct at the time of publishing, but please check with the attractions and/or the tourist board before traveling.

④ Kinugawa Onsen (Hot spring)

Japanese: 鬼怒川温泉(栃木県)

✨Experience the Healing Powers of ♨Kinugawa Onsen!

♨Kinugawa Onsen is the ✨perfect hot spring resort– it is located right near Nikko, and is known for its abundant 🍵hotels and ryokans overlooking the Kinugawa River.

The ♨Kinugawa hot spring water is said to have been discovered in the 👘Edo Period (1603-1867), and continues to attract many travelers today. The hot springs are especially known for its ✨healing powers on burn injuries! 

In addition to the hot springs that each hotel/ryokan has, you can also enjoy the ♨public baths and “Ashiyu” (foot baths) that are located throughout the area!

This information was correct at the time of publishing, but please check with the attractions and/or the tourist board before traveling.

⑤ Oku-Nikko Yumoto Onsen (Hot spring)

Japanese: 奥日光湯元温泉(栃木県)

🍵Relax your ✨Body and Soul at a Tranquil ♨Hot Spring Resort!

If you are looking for a 🍵quiet and peaceful time, ♨Oku-Nikko Yumoto Onsen is perfect for you!

Located near the 🌲Nikko National Park and the Lake Yunoko, this 👘historic hot spring site is famous not only for its healing powers but also for its visual aesthetics! The source of ♨Oku-Nikko Yumoto Onsen is emerald green, but once the water is exposed to air, it turns milk white! 

The hot springs are especially popular because of its ✨miracle works on the 💁🏻skin. In the winter, you can enjoy ♨“yukimiburo” (bathing with a view of the ❄snow).

⑥ Shiobara Onsen (Hot spring)

Japanese: 塩原温泉(栃木県)

😊Ultimate Self-care!

♨Luxurious Hot Springs and 🌲🍁Incredible Nature

Come visit ♨Shiobara Onsen, located in a valley surrounded by ✨wonderful nature!

This hot spring town cherishes more than 150 hot spring sources, which can be categorized into 🌈7 colors (milky white, rusty brown, clear, golden brown, etc.) Try all the different types and colors of ♨hot springs, and treat your body and soul with utmost care!

Shiobara is also known for its outdoor activities like 🐟fishing, kayaking, and stand up paddle boats, in addition to winter sports like 🎿skiing and snowboarding! Don’t forget to stop by at the 🌲incredible waterfalls and suspension bridges as well! (🍂 🍁See this page for Autumn Colours)

This information was correct at the time of publishing, but please check with the attractions and/or the tourist board before traveling.

6 best 'Onsens (Hotsprings)’ to relax and revitalize nearby Tokyo!

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