A Japanese onsen

The Complete Guide to Japan’s Onsen

Natural hot springs, also called onsen, can be found everywhere around Japan. From small towns to big cities and everything in between, these bubbling wells of hot water have a long and legendary history in the country. The fresh water is believed to heal ailments, relax even the most stressed business workers, and provide hours of entertainment. Today, resorts are built around onsen, man-made pools are used to capture the natural waters and people travel from all over the country and world to experience these therapeutic baths. Here’s your complete guide to Japan’s onsen.

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August 27, 2015 by
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Rakugo in Japan via Yuya Tamai on Flickr

Rakugo: Comic Storytelling

Rakugo is to Japan what stand-up comedy is to the United States. Sort of. Rakugo — comic storytelling — is a minimalist performance art that uses only the voice to tell an intricate and detailed story. The stories told date back hundreds of years. Rakugo is an ancient art form that still thrives today in cities across Japan.

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July 16, 2015 by
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An Old School Cinema Experience at Waseda Shochiku

What's playing at Waseda Shochiku revival house in Tokyo via 元 on Flickr

Visitors have an old school cinema experience at Waseda Shochiku, one of the most well-known and beloved independent theaters in Tokyo.

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July 2, 2015 by
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Unique Boutiques in Tokyo

6% Dokidoki Fashion Show via GoToVan on Flickr

Shopping takes on new meaning in Tokyo. In this otherworldly city, neon lights illuminate storefronts and retail workers call out in high-pitched Japanese, welcoming customers warmly into each chaotic store. Throngs of people fill the main streets and backstreets, the locals decked out in the latest fashions. In Tokyo, fashion ranges from funky and offbeat to couture and chic. It stretches from clothes all the way to cell phone accessories. For high-end brands, head straight to the Ginza Shopping District. For funkier and perhaps hipper items, you might enjoy a boutique. The best places to shop include the unique boutiques in Tokyo, where you never know what you might find.

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June 2, 2015 by
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Take Viator With You — Download Our Insider’s Guide to Tokyo

In this guide, we’ve handpicked the very best of what makes Tokyo so special — both on and off the beaten path — so you can travel like an insider in Tokyo!

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May 29, 2015 by
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Musashi-Mitake Jinja Shrine Hinode Festival

Musashi-mitake Jinja Shrine via Phil Kates on Flickr

The annual Musashi-mitake Jinja Shrine Hinode Festival celebrates the arduous journey of summiting Mount Mitake.

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May 1, 2015 by
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Most Beautiful Rural Villages and Towns in Japan

Rural Japan via Andy Atzert on Flickr

To truly get a feel for the country, make time to visit some of the most beautiful rural villages and towns in Japan.

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April 23, 2015 by
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Best Places for a Date in Tokyo

Romantic Tokyo Tower at Night

Here are some of the best places for a date in Tokyo.

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April 2, 2015 by
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Win 2 Kamakura, Yokohama and Tokyo Bay Day Trip Tickets!

This month, one lucky traveler will win 2 Win 2 Kamakura, Yokohama and Tokyo Bay Day Trip Tickets! Read on to find out more…

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March 8, 2015 by
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How to See Tokyo on a Long Layover

Sensoji in Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan via quatro.sinko on Flickr

Here’s how to see Tokyo on a long layover.

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February 5, 2015 by
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