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Onsen

Enjoy the 4 Biggest Onsen in Gunma, Shima, Kusatsu, Ikaho and Minakami

Shima Onsen Kahiwaya Ryokan is in Gunma Prefecture in the Kanto region. Gunma is accessible by bullet train just fi...
Onsen

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

Today, we will be introducing the etiquette of visiting hot springs(Onsen) bath in Japan. It is no exaggeration ...
Kashiwaya Ryokan

Why Don’t You Start Packing for Coming Back to Japan? 

Kashiwaya Staff Members Good Time to Ready for Visit Japan! It has been a long time since the border was closed d...
Cuisine

Onsen Ryokan with Beds and Western Style Meals

Anyone who speaks English probably knows the proverb, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do.” In Japanese we also have a ...
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...
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 ...
Kashiwaya Ryokan

Private Onsen Tsuki-no-yu Renovated !

Visitors from Japan come looking for different things, from authentic Japanese food, cultural experiences, and shopping...
Shima Onsen

Winter in Japan: Open-air Onsen, Scenic Snowscapes, Skiing and More!

As we’ve written before on our blog (see links below), the Japanese take pride in the distinct charm of each of the ...
Onsen

Are people with tattoos allowed in onsen?

Yes, we are tattoo friendly onsen ryokan! In Japan, people with tattoo are often rejected to take onsen. You must fee...