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Say the word "Beppu" to any Japanese person, and they will conjure up images of bubbling "hell" hot springs, steam billowing from sidewalks and pervasive smells of sulphur. Beppu is known as the hot spring capital of Japan, and for good reason. It has more hot spring spots than any other city in Japan, and from the moment you set foot in the modest, quaint town, you can't help but fall in love with it.

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Experience the beauty of Yamanashi Prefecture which is home to Mt.Fuji and the Fuji Five Lakes. Surprisingly, this region of un-spoilt natural beauty is only approximately 2 hours away by bus from Tokyo Station, making it extremely accessible for guests coming from the city of Tokyo. Due to its spectacular tourist sites, Yamanashi is a popular location that includes lakeside hotels, outdoor recreational activities such as camping, excursion boats and many other events to make for a fun-packed vacation. The most popular of the five lakes is Lake Kawaguchi which has a variety of hotels overlooking the lake itself and with its close proximity to Mt. Fuji is the ideal location to unwind. It would be no exaggeration to say that whatever season you visit, Yamanashi's abundant nature and changing seasonal landscape makes for a trip unique every time.

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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

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Experience the best of Japan this autumn with accommodation that offers majestic views of Japan's autumn leaves. Booking accommodation early means that you can make substantial savings on the original price . The best part is that all the hotels and ryokan featured below include the finest hot springs around so you can go away feeling truly reinvigorated after your stay. Come with us as we introduce you to accommodation that you will wish you had found sooner!

[ Autumn, Events, Experience, Ryokan | published 2016.10.05 | PermaLink ]

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The hot spring town of Gero in Gifu Prefecture has been considered one of Japan's top 3 onsen spots in the whole country since the Edo Period. The man responsible for promoting the fame of the waters of the town was a poet named Hayashi Razan. These days, the town is a popular destination for young groups and couples who are looking for a pleasant rural escape from city life.

[ Onsen (Hot Springs), Ryokan | published 2014.04.08 | PermaLink ]

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