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1.-Daisetsuzan National Park, Hokkaido

This park in central Hokkaido has a wide range of hot springs, gorges, and mountains including Asahidake which is Hokkaido's tallest mountain.

Transportation: take the JR Limited Express train from JR Sapporo train station to JR Kamikawa train station. From here visitors can take trains and buses to different areas of the park.


2.-Iriomotejima (Iriomote Island, Okinawa)

This island is a national park and it is known as the "Galapagos of the Orient" because of its rare subtropical plants and animals. It is also popular for scuba diving and eco-tours.

Transportation: there are boats which arrive at Ishigakiko port on Iriomotejima, and from there you can take a bus to other parts of the island.


3.-Kurokawa Onsen (Kurokawa Hot Spring), Kumamoto Prefecture, Kyushu

This very popular hot spring town is located near the volcanic Mount Aso, and it is surrounded by the beautiful mountains and lush gorges of the Aso region. Visitors can purchase a Hot Springs Pass to enter any three hot springs of their choice

Transportation: From JR Hita train station, take the bus to Tsuetate Onsen.

From Tsuetate Onsen, take another bus to Oguniyu station. (This is a very popular destination so please make your reservation at least 2 months in advance. Weekdays are better, especially for single travelers).

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  • Updated May 21, 2005
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