Yamagata 1-day-tour Itinerary
Ginzan Onsen is a hot spring town that consists of only one street with shops and ryokan (Japanese inns) lining each side of it, and a small stream flowing down the middle. It is said that this is the place that inspired the location for Miyazaki Hayao's famou
Zao Onsen Ski Resort
Zao Onsen Ski Resort is a popular area for winter sports and is located close to the hot spring resort of Zao. The area is known for its juhyo (frozen trees, also called "snow monsters"), a rare phenomenon that is only visible in this particular area.
Zao Onsen Hot Spring
Located in the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture, this hot spring is renown for its sulfurous spring waters—which are said to ameliorate skin conditions—and many surrounding traditional inns and hotels. The spring is sometimes called "hime no yu" (Hot Spring fo
Why Oita Should Be On Your Next Itinerary To Japan
Tucked away on the eastern coast of Kyushu island, Oita Prefecture has many attractions suitable for all types of tourists. While the average visitor may only visit this area for their amazing onsen (hot spring) culture, there is a lot more to this prefecture