Hot spring's 'rebirth' meets classic manga

Jun 26, 2019

Hot spring's 'rebirth' meets classic manga

Dogo Onsen is believed to be one of the oldest onsen (hot springs) in Japan, with its history said to date back 3,000 years. There are many legends from ancient times when the lord of the time established public baths for nobility and commoners. The ...

Island-hopping in search of history and literary giants

Jun 26, 2019

Island-hopping in search of history and literary giants

Setouchi is an area around the Seto Inland Sea. Located west of Osaka and Kyoto, the region's major cities of Hiroshima and Matsuyama are connected by a chain of small islands. The renovated Hiroshima Peace Memorial MuseumWhen journeying to Hiroshima, visiting the Atomic Bomb Dome ...

Luck and longevity in the realm of the gods

Jun 26, 2019

Luck and longevity in the realm of the gods

The Sanin region, known for literary figures such as Lafcadio Hearn (Yakumo Koizumi), is easily accessible from Hiroshima. To visit the area, laden with cultural attractions, there is a highway bus that operates daily, ferrying people between Hiroshima and Matsue. Additionally, from April 1 to ...

Sweeping <I>onsen</I> wreathed in verdant repose

Jun 26, 2019

Sweeping onsen wreathed in verdant repose

With a history of around 1,300 years, the Tamatsukuri Onsen area is home to an abundance of hot spring ryokan (traditional Japanese inns). Among them is Hotel Chorakuen, which has been in business for over 150 years and is famous for its massive hot spring. ...