8 Best Private Onsen in Kinosaki | Experience the Nostalgic and Photogenic Town

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Kinosaki Onsen is a long-admired onsen town in Hyogo Prefecture, believed to have been discovered over a millennium ago. Many ryokans and restaurants line up along the Otani River, and visitors stroll the retro alleys in their yukata (Japanese garment).

Although many people bathe in the seven onsen open to the public, there are several accommodations where you can enjoy a private onsen experience!

10 Best Private Onsen in Beppu | Experience Japan’s Onsen Paradise

10 Best Private Onsen in Beppu

Beppu is one of Japan’s famous onsen destinations, known for having the most onsen sources in the world!

Located in Oita prefecture, Beppu offers a variety of accommodations with scenic views of the sea and the surrounding mountains that are perfect for relaxing in onsen.

In this article, we picked out 10 ryokans or hotels in Beppu with private onsen to enjoy in a secluded setting. We hope this will assist you in having the best onsen experience during your stay in Japan!


5 Things to Know About Fiber Internet in Japan – My Story

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When I came to Japan on the JET Programme, I knew I couldn’t go without high-speed fiber internet if I wanted to keep on PC gaming. After building my own PC, all that was left to do was to get the internet set up. Being confident in my Japanese, I decided to go to the local store by myself to get a home internet plan. I managed to squeeze by, but if only I had known there was an easier way… here are 5 things to keep in mind before you follow the path I took.


A JET Guide to Hyogo Prefecture

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The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme has become an increasingly popular way for those interested in Japan to experience its rich culture through living and working in Japan. Here is what you need to know about being an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) while on JET and what a placement in Hyogo Prefecture has to offer.


Things to do in Akita: Festivals, Food, and Famous Spots

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Have you heard of Akita Prefecture?

Located in the north-eastern Tohoku region of Japan, it is the 6th largest prefecture in Japan. Akita Prefecture is located in the region marked as ‘5’ in the image below. It is surrounded by four prefectures: Aomori Prefecture – ‘2’; Iwate Prefecture – ‘3’; Miyagi Prefecture – ‘4’; and Yamagata Prefecture – ‘6’.


Working in Japan as an ALT (Assistant Language Teacher)

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Are you thinking of becoming an ALT (Assistant Language Teacher) in Japan? Do you want to move to Japan to work as an ALT in the near future?

In this article, we will briefly talk about what an ALT is and what they do in their role. We also talk about the merits of being an ALT. We will point out some things you might want to keep in mind if you are going to come to Japan to work as an ALT too.


The Best Onsen in Nagoya: 13 places you’re going to want to check out


Have you ever wanted to visit Nagoya? Located on the coast and facing the Pacific Ocean, about 90 minutes by Shinkansen (bullet train) away from Tokyo, Nagoya is the 4th populous city in Japan and the most populous city in Aichi Prefecture.

Do you know about all of the onsen locations in Nagoya? There are a ton of amazing onsen ryokan, hotels, and spa facilities in and around Nagoya for travelers who are willing to make a stop a journey.

In this article, we’ll cover the many different onsen areas in and around Nagoya.


12 Best Onsen in Akita | Visit a Snowy Mountain Onsen

12 Best Onsen in Akita | Visit a Snowy Mountain Onsen

Akita Prefecture is located in the northern area of Japan and is known for its high-quality rice and mountainous areas.

Although not the first place that comes to mind when thinking about vacation spots, Akita is enticing to those who want to truly experience the nature that Japan has to offer.

If you are thinking about visiting Akita Prefecture, a trip to an onsen is something that you should not miss out on.

8 Best Onsen in Yamagata | Relaxing Onsen with Great Landscape

8 Best Onsen in Yamagata | Relaxing Onsen with Great Landscape

Located in the Tohoku region of Japan, Yamagata Prefecture is a popular destination for skiing and snowboarding. Being so cold, there are many onsen hot spring resorts to warm up in.

Since Yamagata is close to the mountains and the sea, you can bathe while enjoying a magnificent view of nature.

In this article, we will introduce our favorite 8 onsen resorts in Yamagata prefecture.