Onsen in Japan, as hot springs are known, are a highly popular destination for locals and visitors alike. Their relaxing hot waters are steeped in tradition, and onsen are considered a must-do when visiting the Land of the Rising Sun.
Where are the best onsen hot springs in Japan? I believe it is Kusatsu Onsen. This is without a doubt one of the onsen areas many Japanese would like to visit once in their lives, and I was no exception.
What are some of the best things to do in Aomori Prefecture? Located at the northern tip of Japan's main island of Honshu, Aomori is surrounded by beautiful seas on three sides and covered in large swathes of forests.
As you near the summit the breeze caresses your face and the air gets clearer with every step. Finally, you reach the peak. Taking a deep breath, you eye the conquered mountainside and panoramic view of natural beauty.
Unlike in South Korea or Bhutan, winter in Okinawa doesn’t take a lot of spicy hot-pot-type dishes to get through. That may be one reason why the subtropical island didn’t offer many spicy foods in the past.