If you're hesitant about entering into a large communal hot spring and are looking for something a little more secluded, you might be interested in ryokan that provide private hot springs for couples. Inside we will introduce you ryokan that offer private bathing plans so you can choose a location that is right for you
Sendai has great events year-round, but the real thrill of the New Year is far and away the Sendai Hatsu-uri! Of the New Year sales held around the country, the Sendai Hatsu-uri is so significant that the government has even recognized it as a special event - it is the largest of its kind in the country.
Hida Takayama is one of my favourite old towns in Japan and its charm keeps me coming back year after year. Located in the beautiful mountains of Gifu Prefecture, Takayama is famous for its well preserved old town as well as the Takayama Festival held in both spring and autumn. It also has in my opinion some of the best gourmet food and restaurants in all of Japan.