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Discovering the Pure Onsen Waters of Hakuba Happo-One in the Japanese Alps

Renowned throughout Japan for its impressive mountain ranges and abundance of pristine snowy tracks available for winter sports (it was the site of the 1998 Winter Olympics), Hakuba has always been a popular weekend destination for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of Tokyo to get lost in nature, whether it be to experience the wondrous snowfall or go hiking across mountain ranges in the green season.

A Relaxing Weekend Escape at Charming Yamashiro Onsen

An easy train ride from the golden city of Kanazawa (in Ishikawa Prefecture) famed for its gold leaf, historical geisha & samurai districts, intricately detailed Kaga Yuzen kimono and picturesque Kenroku-en gardens is the charming and quaint onsen town of Yamashiro. Made even more accessible come March 16th 2024 due to the extended Hokuriku Shinkansen route, Yamashiro is a perfect way to extend one’s Japan holiday, see another side of the country and experience a quintessential onsen ryokan stay.



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