Yellow flowers, tofu doughnuts, and onsens that make you beautiful…
Hot Springs Eternal

Yellow flowers, tofu doughnuts, and onsens that make you beautiful…

By: David AppleOnsenBottom Spring has sprung, which means that it is time for road-trips. Some people are still slowly emerging from their long winter hibernation and stretching their limbs. Might I remind you though that we live in Japan, where adventures await around every corner. If you have a car, get out there… if you … Continue reading

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Where the lavender blooms and everywhere you go there are flowers a-plenty…

By David the AppleOnsen This week, we go north. The weather is getting warmer. The nights are still chilly, the leaves will soon be coming back to the trees, and of course, the long-awaited sakura will grace us with their presence. You have probably seen pictures of the famed fields of lavender in Furano, Hokkaido. … Continue reading

Where better than the axe-handle? Yagen Onsen… oh and don’t forget to bring cucumbers!
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Where better than the axe-handle? Yagen Onsen… oh and don’t forget to bring cucumbers!

By David Applebaum Imagine, if you will, a place somewhat off the beaten track, high in the mountains of the axe handle of Aomori. Imagine the green, green mountains and the clean, crisp air of the great outdoors. Imagine it is getting cold out there, and you are a little chilly. Imagine an onsen that … Continue reading