Most foreigners believe that all public baths are onsen. But that’s not true. There is another type of public bath, sento, that also offers you opportunities to take a good soak.
Every year thousands of people flock to parks, malls and other attractions to marvel at the elaborate and colorful light displays – from the northern island of Hokkaido to the southern islands of Okinawa – set up to ring in the holiday spirit with dazzling brilliance throughout Japan.
Enoshima Island, near the old samurai capital of Kamakura, is a must-see for tourists visiting the area.
Ginzan Onsen is one of Japan's most popular onsen towns, nestled among the scenic mountains of Yamagata's Obanazawa City.