Japanese onsen experience is exceptional in fall when the onsens are surrounded by the colors of nature

Early morning light - komorebi in Aoni Onsen

Aoni Onsen in Aomori will make you feel like in one of Tanizaki``s novels

Some of the onsens are women/men only whereas some others are mixed

All the baths are open for 24 hours

Some of the onsens are women/men only whereas some others are mixed

Dawn is an ideal time to visit the baths to greet the first morning light in the silence of the forest

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