The Top 10 Onsens in Japan

While often used to describe Japan’s bathing houses, an onsen is a hot spring in Japanese, but it has become so commonplace that the words are used interchangeably. Japan is literally built on hot water and its residents make the most of their natural water capabilities. Known for easing the joints, curing a variety of ailments and a form of relaxation- onsens are widely popular throughout Japan. There are over 3000 onsens in Japan, more than anywhere else in the world. A trip to Japan is incomplete without the full onsen experience, which includes…