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News from the 2007-11-06
New onsen added

Some new onsen were added, bringing the total to 129 - more to come soon!



News from the 2006-11-19
New onsen added

Some new onsen were added, bringing the total to 109



News from the 2006-07-08
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Visiting an onsen is probably the quitessential Japanese experience. One of the most geologically active place on Earth, Japan is usually known for its volcanoes and earthquakes; as a consolation though, this country is blessed with thousands of hot springs (onsen), found often in a luxurious nature.
Of course, the best way to enjoy an onsen is to stay in a nearby ryokan - a traditional japanese hotel. However, for both practical and financial reasons, this is not always possible. Instead of postphoning your trip to an onsen, you can also enjoy a daytrip to some of the most famous onsen in Japan...
We wish to introduce some of them to you in those pages.

To get more information, share your knowledge and ask questions, please visit and join our forum Secret Japan.

By the way, this web site can also be accessed from your ketai, and maps are available! Just connect on www.secret-japan.com/onsen



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Featured onsen in Kumamoto-ken

Oku no Yu

The largest mixed bath - picture taken from a small cave bath nearby