Oedo Onsen Monogatari in Odaiba Tokyo Bay. Restaurant area. Photo credit: Debbie Oakes.

Soak up the healing powers of these 4 onsen in the heart of Tokyo

Learn the rules of onsen use and pick from one of these soothing venues, each set in gorgeous and peaceful surroundings in the busy Japanese capital

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Oedo Onsen Monogatari in Odaiba Tokyo Bay. Restaurant area. Photo credit: Debbie Oakes.
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Dramatic ‘juhyo’ or snow monsters – frozen, snow-covered trees – cover the slopes of Mount Zao, close to the Zao Onsen skiing resort. Photos: Cedric Tan

From snow monsters to sulphur soaks: 5 reasons why Zao Onsen is Japan’s next winter sensation

This relatively ‘undiscovered’ resort – within easy reach of Tokyo – offers fine ‘snow monster’ scenery, great skiing and hot sulphuric springs

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Dramatic ‘juhyo’ or snow monsters – frozen, snow-covered trees – cover the slopes of Mount Zao, close to the Zao Onsen skiing resort. Photos: Cedric Tan
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