Reasons to Visit
Modern and exciting cities make up much of the Japanese landscape, encapsulated by sleek bullet trains, flashing neon lights and dizzying skyscrapers. Scratch the surface to find hidden temples, preserved samurai quarters and local markets.
From delicate sashimi to prime grade steaks washed down with a local beer or a cup of hot sake, every mouthful you try in Japan will certainly be memorable and more often than not, delicious.
A stay in a Japanese ryokan inn is an unbeatable opportunity to experience true Japanese hospitality, including kaiseki cuisine, hot onsen baths and sleeping on a tatami mat.
Although the image of Japan is that of skyscrapers and flashing neon, most of the country is rural, rugged and mountainous, providing excellent walking and hiking in the summer and skiing in the winter.
Kyoto alone has over 1600 Buddhist temples and 400 Shinto shrines paying homage to a number of different deities and gods. Enter the through the large torii gate and contemplate.
From tea ceremonies and flower arrangements to lavish Geisha attended kaiseki banquets, Japanese culture is the most refined and elaborate in the world.
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The main reason to come to Kurokawa is to unwind and enjoy the geothermal hot springs that spill from the surrounding volcanoes. The village is only small, but Kurokawa offers some of the top onsen in Japan and is well known throughout the country.
The main reason to come to Kurokawa is to unwind and enjoy the geothermal hot springs (onsen) that spill from the surrounding volcanoes. The village is only small, but Kurokawa offers some of the top onsen in Japan and is well known throughout the country.
Spend the day simply wandering the street and trying out the various onsen - some have baths that sit beside the stream, others are hidden in caves in the hillsides.
This really is the authentic Japanese experience and the pace of life here is leisurely so there is no need to hurry anywhere.
Kurokawa Onsen is one of Japan's finest hot spring resorts and time here should be spent slowly and without a thought to the outside world. A preservation order has been issued by the local authority to keep the traditional character of the town in place.
118 miles away in Hiroshima
273 miles away in Osaka
296 miles away in Kyoto
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