Christmas in Japan: onsening

Written on January 11, 2011 by Mischa

I have been living in Japan for more than three years and usually we spend Christmas and New Year’s in Europe. This time we stayed in Japan for the first time. What better to do than spend Christmas in an onsen resort: we went to Sujiyu Spa.

Sujiyu Spa is a small resort town in Oita prefecture, near the border with Kumamoto. The town is part of Kokonoe-machi, which claims to be the only ski resort on the southern island of Kyushu.

We went to six different onsen during our trip: