Located in the north of Hyogo prefecture is the onsen town of Kinosaki. Kinosaki Onsen has 7 public onsens with various healing effects that are popular among local Japanese and tourists alike. Take the Kinosaki Ropeway to the top of Mount Taishi to get a great view of Kinosaki and the Sea of Japan. Don’t forget to visit the popular Onsenji Temple before going down.
There are many activities that you can enjoy in Kinosaki Onsen, like straw crafts, museums, and of course, onsen. It is perfectly normal to take a stroll in the town while wearing a yukata or traditional Japanese clothing. READ MORE
Takayama is a town in Gifu Prefecture, a mountainous region in central Japan. Takayama is famed for its festival which is celebrated in spring and fall. The event is held twice a year, and parades feature many floats, puppet shows, and various other attractions for all to enjoy.
Because Takayama is a mountainous and natural region, visit if you want to get some fresh air or go on a hike. The main historical street of Takayama is preserved well and is the perfect place to check out if you want to get a look into the past and see traditional old Japan. READ MORE
Kanazawa is located on the northern coast of central Japan and is the capital of Ishikawa Prefecture. Much of the old castle town, such as the samurai and geisha districts, ninja temples, and one of Japan’s most popular gardens are located in Kanazawa. If you want to experience traditional Japanese culture, we recommend going to Kanazawa.
That’s why we gathered 13 of the best Japanese ryokan and hotels with onsen in the Kanazawa area, perfect if you need a comfortable place to relax after a long day of exploring the traditional town. Watch the videos below to get a feel of the atmosphere of each ryokan before booking! READ MORE