While there are many accommodations in Izu, Hotel Kissho Caren, located near Izu-Hokkawa Station, stands out from the pack with its spectacular outdoor infinity onsen overlooking Sagami Bay. The picturesque property features two open-air hot spring baths: one made with stones and the other made with hinoki (Japanese cypress). They are especially breathtaking at dawn when you can see the sunrise on the horizon. The evenings are no less spellbinding, with the night sky full of stars.
Thanks to its abundance of natural hot springs, bathing is an important part of Japanese culture. In fact, there are over 3,000 hot spring resorts across the country.
While it’s easy to find an onsen in Tokyo, almost all of them are indoors, and instead of gorgeous scenery, the view you get is a mural of Mt Fuji. However, take a trip away from the city and you’ll find spectacular outdoor onsen with views so stunning you won’t want to get out of the bath.
Moreover, in recent years, outdoor baths have evolved to become infinity onsen facing the ocean or surrounding greenery. For a rejuvenating stay with views that will make your jaw drop, here are some of the best resorts with infinity onsen in Japan. Consider your next holiday sorted.