Many of Japan's mountains are active volcanoes. Even the famous Mt. Fuji was active as a volcano until the early 1700s. As a result, geothermal hot springs (onsen) can be found the length and breadth of the country. Wherever you go in Japan you are guaranteed to never be far from an onsen! Here we highlight just a few of the hundreds of hot spring you can choose to visit in Japan.

Since ancient times, Japanese people have been very fond of bathing in these hot springs, and the practice is now deeply embedded as part of the Japanese lifestyle. Because of the high mineral contents, hot spring water is considered effective in treating a variety of injuries and illnesses as well as relieving stress and fatigue.

Every region in Japan has its share of hot springs and hot spring resort towns, which have grown up around them. In resorts,  the majority of hotels and inns offer access to hot spring baths as part of the package. There are also many places where you can bathe in a hot spring without staying overnight. Rotenburo (outdoor bath) is a divine amazing experience not to be missed, so you should give it a try when travelling in Japan.