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5 Secluded Onsen Hot Springs in the Tohoku Region: Enjoy Awe-Inducing Views of Wintery Steam

Surrounding Areas Of Akita Hot Springs (Onsen) & Bath Houses (Sento)

Japanese people have a great love for hot springs, which are often featured in TV shows and magazines. During the vacation season, these resorts are usually crowded with visitors. In the mountainous areas of Japan's Tohoku region, there are many secluded onsen hot springs, known as "hitou." The waters of these hitous have excellent qualities that warm anyone who visits them. Here, we will introduce the top five must-visit secret onsen in the region, as chosen by one of our writers who is a huge Tohoku fan. Surrounding oneself with a snowy and steamy landscape is truly an extraordinary experience! Since many of these hot spring resorts are situated in nature, we recommend traveling by car. Main image: PIXTA

Azabudai Hills: Go Inside Japan's Tallest New Attraction - Blending Serenity with Cutting-Edge Trends!

Roppongi Shopping Malls

After a lengthy 35-year urban regeneration project, Azabudai Hills finally opened its doors on November 24, 2023! Located in the heart of the city but surrounded by greenery, this multifaceted complex embraces the concept of harmony between nature and people. It has become a highly anticipated spot, both nationally and internationally, offering a new and unique charm to Tokyo. So, what exactly is Azabudai Hills, and what can you do there? What are some of its exclusive experiences, and what points should we recommend, especially to foreign visitors? Let travel writer and active tour guide Miyu Shimada, along with LIVE JAPAN's English editor, Timothy, introduce you to this unique destination.

Become a True Gundam Pilot - Stepping into the P.O.D. at a Tokyo Arcade! (Video)


Japan and robots go together like a hotdog and mustard. One of the nation’s most famous robot exports is known worldwide simply as “Gundam.” What started out as an anime has become a huge franchise with its own games, movies, and even a life-sized statue in Tokyo’s Odaiba. What many people don’t know, however, is that there is a way to pilot your very own Gundam robot!

Top 15 Hakone Onsen Accommodations for a Comfortable and Blissful Stay

Hakone / Odawara Ryokan

Hakone Onsen is one of Japan's most well-known hot spring destinations, and it's just a short 80-minute ride from Shinjuku on the Odakyu Romancecar express train, making it easily accessible. Hakone has long been a favorite spot for travelers in Japan, offering not only the unique Hakone Ju-nana-yu (Hakone's Seventeen Hot Spring Sources) but also the changing beauty of each season, including cherry blossoms in spring, hydrangeas in summer, vibrant autumn foliage, and pristine winter snowscapes. LIVE JAPAN has handpicked 15 hot spring facilities in Hakone to enhance your journey, creating unique memories filled with soaking in hot springs, admiring picturesque landscapes, and savoring delicious cuisine! Image sources: Original and Booking.com (Hakone Lake Ashinoko Hanaori Ryokan / Hotel Green Plaza Hakone / Hakone Tent Onsen Ryokan / Rakuten STAY VILLA Hakone Sengokuhara)

The 15 Best Luxury Hotels in Tokyo: Opulent Stays With Stunning Views

Tokyo Station Hotels

Stepping into the vibrant heart of Tokyo, the bustling metropolis presents not just its rich cultural tapestry but an exquisite array of luxury accommodations waiting to embrace you. From towering skyscraper hotels with views that leave you breathless to serene historical havens that offer a connection with tradition, Tokyo's top-tier lodgings know how to pamper with grace and style. (Main image: Booking.com

Sapporo City Guide

Sapporo / Chitose Other Sightseeing

Discover the charm of Sapporo, a vibrant city in northern Japan known for its stunning natural beauty, delicious cuisine, and unique cultural experiences. From bustling markets to picturesque landscapes, Sapporo offers a memorable adventure for travelers of all ages. Sapporo, the capital city of Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost island, is a must-see destination that seamlessly blends a modern feel with nature. Renowned for its delightful cuisine, friendly locals, and year-round festivals, Sapporo promises an unforgettable experience for travelers seeking a taste of authentic Japanese culture. Image: PIXTA 42861590

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