Discover the Beauty of the Onsen in Japan

Onsen (hot spring in Japanese) are hot springs full of natural minerals that offer a relaxing and rejuvenating bathing experience. Japan’s hot spring culture is rich and unique, even featuring onsen tamago, where an egg is slowly cooked in its shell in the hot spring waters.

With many of Japan’s onsen boasting surreal views, where better to catch the first sunrise of the new year for some good luck? Ranging from baths where you can watch the sunrise over the Pacific framed by Mount Fuji to hot springs amid ethereal, misty mountains, warm up this winter in one of Japan’s six most spectacular onsen.