after spending a few days in tokyo we ventured up into the japanese alps for some time with hot springs and snow monkeys. We also ate the best sushi weve ever had in an unlikely location. why not get naked in a japanese onsen? Everyone else is doing it and this is why. Many people visiting japan for the 1st time would love to experience onsen the japanese natural hot springs. What many people are intimidated by is getting naked in front of a lot of people. song exotic resort - nsf-313-21 - nash music library artist nash music library album nash music library licensed to youtube by adrev for a 3rd party (on behalf of nash music library) adrev. So instead of standing with a couple of thousand others in the snow, he detoured off a side road and, while the good people of nozawa onsen were enjoying naganos biggest barbecue, our friend the naked stranger was sitting in 39. Takaragawa onsen, minakami-machi hours, address, takaragawa onsen reviews 45. Sitting in an outdoor onsen in the middle of the mountains as dawn breaks and with snow falling was like being in a fairy tale. Straddling both banks of a river that meanders through some junior mountains sits this onsen called takaragawa and it is just an. kaikake onsen bare-naked under the snow - see 152 traveler reviews, 312 candid photos, and great deals for kaikake onsen at tripadvisor. Probably the only thing that makes winter in japan bearable is the prospect of sinking into a hot, steaming onsen so relaxing you forget the 20 other naked people around youif only temporarily. There are plenty of baths in tokyo , including the mega oedo onsen monogatari , but for a real escape, head to one of the resorts to enjoy a mini. Takaragawa onsen a japanese dream by allan wilson the one experience not to be missed in japan, for me, is the traditional ryokan experience, which is more than just your typical hotel stay, but a package of must-do cultural experiences, all wrapped into one. 350km northwest of tokyo, and can be easily reached from narita airport via direct coach or the high-speed bullet train (). The nozawa onsen village is located at the resort base and the snow season runs from late november to early may. Kate allmans first experience in a japanese onsen was horrifyingly awkward.