QUOTE(greekcypriot @ Jun 1 2011, 11:56 PM)
There are more than 3.000 hotsprings in Japan, however hereyou will check the 10 Top ones which are considered to be the holy grail of the onsen world.Click here:
the top 10 list is great... for those who dont know much about Japan.
How and who decided this top 10? It's like deciding the top 10 food from around the world.
I do not think it's this simple. Different people, different opinion.
I've been to most of the onsens on this list and I have to say that I like other onsens more... no question, the list is great but...
By area I prefer:
Private Onsens in Atami the best at sunrise.
Onsens in Arima are the best in spring.
Onsens in Nagano are the best in summer.
Onsens in Hakone are the best in fall.
Onsens in Takayama are the best in winter.
Onsens in Gero are the best after skiing in the area.
My personal favorites:
Nigorigo onsen is best for your skin.
Dogo onsen to relax.
Kinugawa onsen to enjoy nature.
Noboribetsu onsen to refresh your mind.Japean