Spread around the country, including many areas famous for snow activities, Japan’s many natural hot springs are the pinnacle of relaxation. The steaming hot water that fills the baths of onsen towns is rich in mineral content and provides many health benefits. Hot spring towns often exude nostalgia for locals and a chance for visitors to experience a Japan of a different era. During the winter, large quantities of snowfall add to the scenery and the romantic feel of these quaint towns and villages. A dip in a natural onsen can help relieve fatigue, as well as many types of ailments, and they are the perfect way to warm up after an action-packed day. In recent years, hot springs that cater to all different types of guests and their demands are increasing, so you’ll be sure to find one that best suits your needs.