7 Best Vacation Homes With Private Hot Spring In Japan

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Hot springs, or onsens in Japanese, are already a large part of Japan’s daily traditions and customs. These were primarily used as medicinal treatments for ailments and infections. Today, soaking in hot mineral spring waters has become a way of relaxing and de-stressing for many travelers and even locals. Over 27,000 hot springs can be found in the country, and there are about 3,085 hot spring resorts with living facilities to accommodate bathers comfortably. If you’re eager to try one, make your healing trip convenient and trouble-free by finding an accommodation facility with a Japan private hot spring so that you will not have to leave your quarter’s premises. We have compiled a list of hot spring accommodations in Japan for your convenience. For a healing stay, scroll down to learn more about the best vacation homes with private hot spring in Japan.

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Kanto Region

Kanto is home to Japan’s capital, Tokyo, and the prefectures of Chiba, Saitama, Kanagawa, Gunma, Ibaraki, and Tochigi. Hakone, situated in Kanagawa, is one of the region’s most notable towns, encompassing many hot spring vacation rentals with scenic views.

Here are some choices you can consider booking when you’re in Kanto Region.

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1. Luxurious villa with a footbath - Hakone, Kanagawa (from USD 194)

What sets this rental apart is the bathroom with a hot spring and the footbath facilities in each guest room. In addition, the hammock net will be a wonderful addition to the high-ceiling living area for family recreation. An off-site parking lot will also be allocated for your private vehicle.

This villa prides itself on having a natural hot spring from geothermally heated groundwater. The bathroom also features a large window overlooking the green trees for added relaxation. A shower room and a vanity area are also attached to the bathroom.

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1246-748 Sengokuhara Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Japan
27.35 km (17.0 mi) from Oshino Hakkai
5 Beds 10 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

2. Pet-friendly rental with a small-rise dining area - Nikko, Tochigi (from USD 256)

No need to worry about the guilt of leaving your beloved furry friends at home because select rooms in this villa accept pets. A lead hook will also be available for dogs at the entrance in addition to food bowls and a pet cushion. Play fetch with your four-legged friend on the terrace or walk them around the area.

Once done with your morning exercise, enjoy a cold or bubbling plunge in the milky white artificial hot spring. This facility is only partially open, so you can relax in privacy.

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31-12 Hoden, Nikko, Japan
159.52 km (99.2 mi) from Oshino Hakkai
2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

3. Bright abode with entertainment amenities - Nasu, Tochigi (from USD 208)

Guests will have a splendid time on this property equipped with entertainment amenities. Feel free to play a game of table tennis in the entrance area of the common building. Within the bright abode, certain rooms come with a children’s play area with a cushion block and rocking chairs for your little ones.

You can also have movie nights in the home theater with a top-end projector. When the temperature gets nippy, take a steamy dip in the semi-open-air hot tub to keep warm. There is also an indoor artificial hot spring if you want more solitude.

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204-60 Yumoto, Nasu-Machi, Nasu-Gun, Japan
209.23 km (130.1 mi) from Oshino Hakkai
5 Beds 10 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

4. Spacious stay for a big family - Kamogawa, Chiba (from USD 208)

Spend an unforgettable family getaway in this spacious Rakuten STAY VILLA. It features a sleek bathroom with an artificial hot spring where you can relieve your fatigue. Renters can also exclusively access the state-of-the-art steam sauna to rejuvenate their skin.

Other than that, this accommodation boasts a fully furnished kitchen with a dining area and a comfy living space with a fireplace. A rooftop terrace with outdoor furniture and barbecue facilities is also present for alfresco dining. What’s more, you can use the electric vehicle charger in the parking lot.

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122.84 km (76.4 mi) from Oshino Hakkai
8 Beds 12 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Chūbu Region

Chūbu spans nine prefectures: Aichi, Fukui, Gifu, Ishikawa, Nagano, Niigata, Shizuoka, Toyama, and Yamanashi. The mountainous region is also known to be the gateway to Mount Fuji and other soaring mountain ranges and active volcanoes, so you can expect lots of natural hot spring waters directly sourced from the hills.

Here’s a beautiful home with a hot-spring facility for you to consider.

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5. Tranquil retreat in a wooded setting - Fujikawaguchiko, Yamanashi (from USD 179)

Nestled in a wooded forest, this retreat combines natural tranquility and contemporary comfort. It has an expansive atrium and plenty of windows dousing the place with sunshine. There is also a wood deck outdoors for appreciating the scenes of lush greenery and breathing in the fresh air.

This rental also boasts a milky white artificial hot spring to soothe your senses. The bath is semi-open, so you can have the leaves rustling in the breeze as a soundtrack while your body is immersed in the tub. Later, step inside the sauna to warm up.

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6.81 km (4.3 mi) from Oshino Hakkai
5 Beds 10 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Kyushu Region

Known as Japan’s third-largest island, Kyushu is the proud cradle to Beppu, consisting of eight hot spring areas where you can try mud baths. In addition, the region is made up of Fukuoka, Saga, Nagasaki, Kumamoto, Ōita, Miyazaki, and Kagoshima prefectures.

Book this lovely rental for a rejuvenating stay if you’re in the area.

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6. Light and airy lodging made of natural wood - Kumamoto, Kyushu (from USD 173)

This light and airy lodging offers an exclusive flowable natural hot spring in each accommodation unit. The bathroom also has an expansive picture window looking out at the calming scenery. Once you feel renewed, cool down in the private sauna and then cap off your wellness break with a refreshing shower.

In case you plan to bring your pets, pet-friendly rooms can be allocated for them too. Campfire nights are also possible on the wooden deck with a firepit to maximize your stay!

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753.36 km (468.2 mi) from Oshino Hakkai
4 Beds 6 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Soak away your cares in Japan

In Japan, hot spring baths have long been believed to heal the soul and body. While most of the traditional Japanese onsens are public, you will be glad to know that there are rentals in Japan with private onsen for your exclusive use. Check out our picks for the best vacation homes with private hot spring in Japan above and book one now.

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