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Hidden Spots

Daisetsuzan National Park, Hokkaido:

This park in central Hokkaido has a wide range of hot springs, gorges, and mountains including Mt. Asahidake which is Hokkaido’s tallest mountain. If you wish to stay in this area then Sounkyo Onsen (hot spring) is a very nice option.

Transportation: take the JR Limited Express train from JR Sapporo train station to JR Kamikawa train station. From here visitors can take trains and buses to different areas of the park. Daisetuzan National Park Accommodation

Iriomotejima (Iriomote Island) Okinawa:
This island is a national park and it is known as the “Galapagos of the Orient” because of its rare subtropical plants and animals. It is also popular for scuba diving and eco-tours.

Transportation: there are boats which arrive at Ishigakiko port on Iriomotejima, and from there you can take a bus to other parts of the island. You can find some accommodations in this area at Ishigakijima

Kurokawa Onsen (hot spring), Kumamoto Prefecture, Kyushu:

Kurokawa Onsen (hot spring) very popular hot spring town is located near the volcanic Mt Aso, and it is surrounded by the beautiful mountains and lush gorges of the Aso region. Visitors can purchase a Hot Springs Pass to enter any three hot springs of their choice.

Transportation: From JR Hita train station, take the bus to Tsuetate Onsen. From Tsuetate Onsen, take another bus to Oguniyu station.

Shikotsu-Toya National Park, Hokkaido:

Within easy access of Sapporo is Shikotsu-Toya National Park. This is one of Hokkaido’s most beautiful parks but also one of its most developed. The centerpieces of Shikotsu-Toya National Park are two volcanic lakes: Toyako (Lake Toyako) and Shikotsuko (Lake Shikotsuko). Both lakes are very pretty and have excellent hiking trails.

Transportation: From JR Sapporo train station, it is a 1 hour 47 train ride to Toyako Onsen (Lake Toyako Hot Spring) on the Limited Express “Hokuto” or “Super Hokuto.” Shikotsu-Toya National Park Accommodation

Old Nakasendo Highway, Nagano Prefecture:

Within the Kiso Valley in Nagano, this was once a popular highway used by provincial lords, samurai attendants, merchants, and salesmen during the Edo Period.

Transportation: take the JR Limited Express Shinano at JR Nagoya train station to JR Nagiso train station. Tsumago Accommodation and Ryokan Location Map of Tsumago

Yufuin Onsen (Yufuin Hot Spring), Oita Prefecture, Kyushu:

West of the popular hot spring resort of Beppu on Kyushu Island lies the pretty and peaceful hot spring town of Yufuin. There are 12 public hot spring baths as well as a outdoor hot spring for bathers to enjoy.

Transportation: take the JR Limited Express train (Yufuin Nomori) from JR Beppu train station to JR Yufuin train station. Yufuin Onsen Accommodation

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