Japanese Hot Springs and Hakone 17 Onsen

Don't miss the onsen (hot springs) experience in Hakone!

There are many types of hot springs, distinguished by the minerals dissolved in the water. Different minerals provide different health benefits, and all hot springs are supposed to have a relaxing effect on your body and mind. Hot spring baths come in many varieties, indoors and outdoors, gender separated and mixed, developed and undeveloped. Many hot spring baths belong to a ryokan, while others are public bath houses. An overnight stay at a hot spring ryokan is a highly recommended experience to any visitor of Japan.

Hakone has been a popular hot spring resort for centuries. 17 springs provide hot spring water to the hotels and ryokans in Hakone.