Nikko Toshogu Shrine Explore Serenity in the Resting Place of the Shogunate Founder
Takaragawa Onsen Osenkaku Relax in One of the World's Best Open Air Hot Springs
Niigata Furumachi Geisha Meet Talented Geisha in a Private Performance
Sado Island Taiko Center Learn the Art of Taiko Drumming - A Full Body Experience!
Yajima Tub Boats Drift Aboard Tub Boats
Travel up Mt. Haruna (Mt. Akina from the famous anime series Initial D), ride the Mt Haruna Cable car for expansive bird's-eye scenery of the Kanto plains and Hamana Lake.
Board the Joetsu train line and cross the long tunnel into "snow country" setting of the namesake novel by Nobel Laureate Kawabata Yasunari
Hike the Suwakyo Gorge Trail and enjoy the brilliant colors of the seasons along mountain streams
Takaragawa Hot Springs - Named one of Japan's best hot springs by Lonely Planet (and locals too!), our visit here is a once-in-a-lifetime experience
Niigata Furumachi (Old Town) - Meet elegant geisha and join in on fun games with a private performance. Tour the Northern Culture Museum and experience traditional mochi making.
Sado Island - Ferry to the island; learn taiko drumming, enjoy immense natural beauty, rich folk culture, and delicious foods from the Sea of Japan
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Just 2.5 miles from Narita International Airport, the Hilton is the best in the area. Its proximity to Japan's largest international airport makes it the ideal resting point after a long flight. Available amenities include swimming pool, fitness center, and tennis court (fee required)
Sourced from nearby Oku Nikko mountains, the hot springs here replish over 58,000 gallons of fresh onsen water daily. The unique hot springs here are characterized by white mineral deposits which bloom in the water like flowers called "yubana." The yubana effect creates a distinct milky appearance in the onsen baths.
The atmosphere of this ryokan is warm and friendly. You may curl and with a book and cup of coffee in the spacious lobby, enjoy birdwatching through telescopes, or watch the faint lights dancing off the surface of Lake Chuzenji.
One of the oldest businesses in Japan, Shima Tamura was founded 450 years ago and is considered one of the best hot springs in the country. The name, Shima, originates from the word representing 40,000 - signifies the nickname for the natural hotsprings which were said to be able to cure 40,000 ailments. Our two night stay here lets you try each of its seven unique baths.
The ancient hot springs of Ohashi began flowing in 1713, making it one of the oldest local onsen. Super Value Tours includes special arrangements for our guests to enjoy the unique stone spa in the hotel. Created exclusively with natural water and ore, rejuvenate your body with a unique sauna experience.
Cradled in a vast pine forest, this ryokan features a combination of modern facilities and Japanese tradition. It is a favorite for celebrities and members of the royal family visiting Sado Island. Enjoy beautiful local gardens and luxurious hot springs including a magnificent open air bath with views of the pine garden.
Located on the coastline of Sado Island, enjoy an unrivaled view of the Sea of Japan and Aikawa Bay which is reddish during the setting sun. When you soak in the open-air hot springs during the day, you can see the vast expanse of the Japanese seascape. At night, the view transforms into a starry sky to let you relax.