Category: Japan

Okukinu Onsen

A Change of Pace One day we were still cavorting in the snow at Tateyama; the next morning we were hurtling our way towards Demon land, also known as Okukinu Onsen 奥鬼怒温泉, an area with hidden hot springs. The Journey to Demon land wasn’t straightforward. We started from […]

Kyoto’s Best Autumn Foliage In 5 Days

Kyoto is one of the best places to enjoy autumn foliage in Japan. The leaves usually start to turn red from middle of November, peak around the last week of November finally tapering off by middle of December. The best time to go? Last days of November to […]

Mikurigaike Onsen – Japan’s Highest Onsen

The instructions were: bring your own toothbrush and towel. Soap, bathing facilities, charging outlets provided. I didn’t read it to the end. That’s why the rest of my entourage ended up brandishing their toothbrushes glumly at the counter staff. But, they could rent towels for 150¥ apiece – […]

Kyushu 12-Day Itinerary

If you are an onsen aficionado, you definitely need to visit Kyushu. Oita and Kagoshima are ranked #1 and #2 in Japan for having the most number of hot spring sources so you can expect a long list of renowned onsen resorts (Beppu, Yufuin, Kurokawa, Kirishima) to choose […]