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Onsen

How to Take an Onsen?|8 Rules & Manners of Japanese Onsen

Today, we will be introducing the etiquette of visiting hot springs(Onsen) in Japan. It is no exaggeration to sa...
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How to get the direct round trip bus from Tokyo

Direct bus bound for Shima Onsen departs at from near Tokyo Station. (Tokyo Yaesu street) We have a package plan includ...
Onsen

The Differences Between ‘Spa,’ ‘Hot Spring,’ and ‘Onsen’

When I write about Japanese ‘onsen’ in English, I use the Japanese word ‘onsen’ rather than using any related foreign ...
Onsen

Tattoo-Friendly Onsens: Will the Day Come When These Become the Norm in Japan?

Introduction Since our Shima Onsen Kashiwaya Ryokan is a tattoo-friendly onsen ryokan, people with tattoos can bathe in...
highlights and activities

The “Shima Onsen Guide” WEB was launched !

We were  launched the "Shima Onsen Guide" WEB in September 2019. Goal of this WEB is to have the Shima Onsen become k...
Shima Onsen

Let’s go to Shima Onsen by a rental car! You’ll have more fun!

Overview If you're good at driving a car, how about renting a car to go to an onsen resort near Tokyo? There are often...
Onsen

Private Onsen, room with an open-air bath / 6 different types of bath in Onsen Ryokan

Our ‘Shima Onsen Kashiwaya Ryokan’ has three private onsen, all of which are open-air baths(Rotenburo), two rooms with ...
Ryokan

Yukata: the Traditional way of Relaxing at a Japanese Ryokan

When I think about staying at a Japanese Ryokan, the first thing that comes to mind is relaxing in a yukata. A yukata ...
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The Slopes Near Shima Onsen: A Skiers Paradise, a Snowboarder’s Dream!

Japan is world-renowned for its abundance of ski resorts and top-notch powder snow. Niseko in Hokkaido and Hakuba in N...
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Japan Expressway Pass: Exclusive Expressway Discount Pass for International Visitors

Previously, we wrote an article about how traveling by rental car gives you significantly more options on how to enj...