Who doesn't love to soak in the natural hot spring bath? “Onsen”, that's how they call a natural hot spring bath. It's one of many attractions in Japan that visitors would not like to miss.
Naturally, Onsen is the perfect place to relax your body and mind. You can completely in vacation mode in this place. Hence Japanese people often drink alcohol while looking at nature in an outdoor Onsen. It's clearly feels like heaven on Earth!
Moreover, Onsen across Japan actually has health benefits. They contain minerals which are good to mitigate high blood pressure and rheumatism.
Japan offers many types of Onsen. Ranging from public or private, open air or inside, colourless or coloured, to separate or mixed gender. It's your choice which one is your preference. Yet, generally, here are top five Onsen you must visit while in Japan:
One of the top three best Onsen in the Tohoku region. It’s convenient since it's only 30 minutes away from Sendai, the capital of Miyagi prefecture. The resort is an excellent place for a day trip. There are also other scenic spots, such as the Akiu waterfall, Rairaikyo gorge, and Futakuchi gorge.
Possibly, one of the most famous hot spring in Japan. Beppu town is located in Oita between the mountains. It ranks first in gush volume across Japan. There are eight areas of Beppu hot springs which you can visit one by one.
The Onsen is located in the northwest of the Kumamoto prefecture. The charming small hot spring can be found between the Kuju Mountain range and Mount Aso.
Located in Hokkaido, it's also very famous and considered as the best Onsen in Japan. It produces 10,000 tonnes of water a day with the temperature could be as high as 45-90 degree celcius. The Onsen arguably could cure diseases and injuries.
The perfect Onsen for nature lovers, because it's surrounded by green trees. It's quite close to the ocean, too. So the panorama is definitely breathtaking.
Have you ever been to one of the Onsen mentioned above?