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Japan has long promoted their onsen domestically as bona fide tourist attractions, creating whole sightseeing towns around the presence of these geothermal baths. These hot spring towns continue to have enormous drawing power, and today nearly all of Japan’s premium onsen resorts are accessible to foreign travelers. We’ve narrowed down the top 10 hot spring destinations in Japan, from the southern tip of Kyushu to the snowy island of Hokkaido.
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A chain of mountainous islands stretching from the tropics to the Sea of Okhotsk, Japan is home to some of the most beautiful scenery on earth—from active volcanoes and hilly snowscapes to cascading waterfalls and bright pink cherry blossoms. Here are just a few of the natural highlights you can experience on a trip to the country.