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    Ogama Will Soothe Your Wearied Fee...

    Its complimentary foot baths make this a well-deserved rest point for hikers! Hiking around Nyuto Onsen Village can take a toll on your tired feet, so why not try out Ogama Onsen’s complimentar...

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    Yamanoyado annex is just a stone’s...

    While there are several annexes within Tsurunoyu Onsen, don’t miss Yamanoyado close by. It houses 11 rooms and An, a dining hall that is open to the public during lunchtime (try their Yamanoimonabe!)....

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    A feast for Fall

    Autumn is truly a spectacle for the senses and the season for satiating all of your cravings. The feel of a cool, crisp day, after a sweltering summer. The crunch of leaves underneath your fee...

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    Tsurunoyu

    This cultural gem dates back to 1638! At 380 years old, Tsurunoyu Onsen is not just the oldest onsen in the village; it also has a local myth to boot. According to folklore, a hunter named Kans...

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    From Akita With Love

    Bring back fond memories of Akita Prefecture with this assortment of treats!...

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    Venture Into The Mystique Of Magor...

    This elusive ryokan is a hidden gem within Nyuto Village’s beech forests. If a rustic village by a dramatic river is your idea of an Instagram-worthy shot, then snap away at Magoroku Onsen. Est...

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    Ganiba

    Named after the river crabs, this haven is a home away from home. It all began when a doctor discovered a miraculous hot spring by a stream in 1847. Hence, Ganiba Onsen (translated as “river cr...

  • The cool taste of Summer

    Oh, sweet! Summertime in Japan can get fairly hot and humid. So, many people will often turn to chilled seasonal foods to help cool themselves down and even whet their appetite. And there are certai...

  • Say It with Tomatoes

    Designer and producer Michiyo Koyama adds an unusual, colourful twist to standard bouquets—by using fresh vegetables and other edible plants instead. You may be familiar with floral garlands and fr...

  • Slurp Some Soupy Goodness

    Fancy duck or snapper-based ramen? Check out some of the latest ramen flavours around at these noodle hot spots. [caption id="attachment_4537" align="alignnone" width="770"] Left: Men-Men Tei / Cen...

  • Only the best and freshest

    “Although Corner House offers a French-based menu, I’m also inspired by the ingredients that are available and the places I’ve travelled to. When I first visited Tokyo’s Tsukiji Market years ago, I wa...

  • Celebrating Family with Dance

    Take a closer look at one of Japan’s most important customs, the Obon summer festival. Ah, summer in Japan! When the long school holidays come around and workers go on vacation, the season is r...