We are pleased to introduce a new project to enjoy the ONSEN
Gastronomy Tourism concept. You will be able to enjoy a new experience
filled with the charm of the region.
・This event takes about 3～5hours.
・You can apply for participation generally 2 months before the event day.
※There is also Multiple days tour.
ONSEN & Gastronomy Tourism enables tourists to take a stroll around an onsen resort, soak in an onsen bath and savor the culinary treats the area has to offer. Taking a leisurely stroll enables visitors to appreciate the area’s scenery and natural beauty. Boasting mouthwatering cuisine and rich cultural heritage, onsen resorts have so much more to offer than simply bathing facilities. Visitors can enjoy everything the resorts have to offer by staying overnight and exploring the area even further. We, therefore, recommend this new form of tourism to visitors from both inside and outside Japan. With this initiative, we aim to revitalize regions throughout Japan by revealing the true allure of the onsen resorts and encouraging large numbers of people to experience everything available in these resorts.
Since onsen resorts perfectly capture the spirit of Japanese culture, we wanted to create a gastronomy walking tour which was based on the tours popular in Western countries but centered on the onsen experience. This initiative, therefore, develops tourism plans offering a comprehensive experience of onsen resorts. These plans see visitors strolling around the resorts to sample the local cuisine, sake (a Japanese alcoholic beverage) and confectionary, as well as appreciate the area’s natural beauty, culture and history. To make their trip even more enjoyable, visitors can stay in a resort and take the time to learn about the area’s history and enjoy the scenery. Through the creation of various tourism plans, we aim to deliver an enriching and relaxing experience to visitors in Japan’s breathtaking onsen resorts.
Certification of and sharing of information regarding
Certification of and sharing of information regarding courses which take people on a walk around an onsen resort designated as a national health hot spring health resort by the Ministry of the Environment to appreciate the natural beauty of the area, learn about the local history and enjoy the local food.
Forming and Developing
the Skills of
the Onsen Chevaliers
Appointment of individual members to be Onsen Chevaliers who support the operation of ONSEN & Gastronomy Tourism
Collaboration with Organizations Outside of Japan
Collaboration with the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in cooperation with the Japan Travel and Tourism Association to establish collaborative links with local governments outside of Japan
|Date of foundation
|October 5, 2016
|Shiodome City Center, 1-5-2 Higashi Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 105-7140, Japan
|ANA Strategic Research Institute Co., Ltd.
|ANA Strategic Research Institute Co., Ltd./ CHIKYU RYOKOU Co.,Ltd./ Gurunavi, Inc,/ Yuko Yuko Holdings Inc./ Club Tourism International Inc./ Daiwa Lease Co., Ltd./ Prince Hotels, Inc./ Bay Side Holdings, Inc./ The Yomiuri Shimbun,/ Music Securities, Inc./ ORIX Hotel Management Corporation/ TV TOKYO Direct,Inc./ Key Management Solutions/ JR EAST VIE Travel Service Co.,ltd./ Suntory Liquors Ltd./ RYOKO SHIMBUN-SHINSHA Co.,Ltd/ TOBU TOP TOURS (As of Dec 2022)
|Fujifilm Corporation,/ Tokyu Land Corporation/ AIRDO CO., Ltd./ San ju San Financial Group, Inc./ SHIMIZU CORPORATION/ The Juroku Bank, Ltd./ Internet Initiative Japan Inc./ ANA Akindo Co.,Ltd./ Dai-ichi Life Holdings, Inc./ College of Bioresource Sciences, Nihon University/ JTB Corp. (As of Dec 2022)
|Local Government Member
|Yubari, Hokkaido/ Wakkanai, Hokkaido/ Toyotomi, Hokkaido/ Teshikaga, Hokkaido/ Rebun、Hokkaido/ Asahikawa, Hokkaido/ Takasu Town, Hokkaido/ Higashikaguracho, Hokkaido/ Toma Town, Hokkaido/ Pippu Town, Hokkaido/ Aibetsu Town, Hokkaido/ Kamikawa Town, Hokkaido/ Higashikawa Town, Hokkaido/ Biei, Hokkaido Hirosaki,/ Aomori Prefecture/ Shizukuishi, Iwate Prefecture/ Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture/ Odate, Akita Prefecture/ Tendo, Yamagata Prefecture/ Nishikawa Town, Yamagata Prefecture/ Yamagata Prefecture/ Aizuwakamatsu ,Fukushima Prefecture/ Sukagawa,Fukushima Prefecture/ Nasushiobara, Tochigi Prefecture/ Maebashi, Gunma Prefecture/ Tsumagoi, Gunma Prefecture/ Isumi,Chiba Prefecture/ Tateyama, Chiba Prefecure/ Niigata, Niigata Prefecture/ Kaga, Ishikawa Prefecture/ Komagane, Nagano Prefecture/ Iijima, Nagano Prefecture/ Nakagawa, Nagano Prefecture/ Miyada, Nagano Prefecture/ Yamanouchi, Nagano Prefecture/ Nagano Prefecture/ Shizuoka、Shizuoka Prefecture/ Takayama, Gifu Prefecture/ Nakatsugawa,Gifu Prefecture/ Gero, Gifu Prefecture/ Ikeda, Gifu Prefecture/ Gifu Prefecture/ Shima, Mie Prefecture/ Inabe、Mie Prefecture/ Komono, Mie Prefecture/ Totsukawa, Nara Prefecture/ Kawakami Village, Nara Prefecture/ Nachikatuura、Wakayama Prefecture/ Maniwa、Okayama Prefecture/ Tottori、Tottori Prefecture/ Kurayoshi,Tottori Prefecture/ Yurihama,Tottori Prefecture/ Nagato, Yamaguchi Prefecture/ Miyoshi, Tokushima Prefecture/ Anan、Tokushima Prefecture/ Tokushima Prefecture/ Zentsuji, Kagawa Prefecture/ Kotohira, Kagawa Prefecture/ Kanonji City, Kagawa Prefecture/ Shodoshima Town, Kagawa Prefecture/ Saijo, Ehime prefecture/ Kumakogen, Ehime prefcture/ Shimanto, Kochi prefecture/ Ohkawa, Kochi prefecture/ Ino, Kochi prefecture/ Asakura, Fukuoka Prefecture/ Itoshima, Fukuoka Prefecture/ Yame、Fukuoka Prefecture/ Goto, Nagasaki Prefecture/ Unzen, Nagasaki Prefecture/ Omura、Nagasaki Prefecture/ Hasami,Nagasaki Prefecture/ Yamaga, Kumamoto Prefecture/ Kami-Amakusa, Kumamoto Prefecture/ Aso, Kumamoto Prefecture/ Amakusa, Kumamoto Prefecture/Yatsushiro、Kumamoto Prefecture/ Kumamoto Prefecture/ Beppu, Oita Prefecture/ Nakatsu, Oita Prefecture/ Taketa, Oita Prefecture/ Bungotakada, Oita Prefecture/ Usa, Oita Prefecture/ Oita、Oita Prefecture/ Oita Prefecture / Nichinan,Miyazaki Prefecture/Kagoshima, Kagoshima Prefecture/ Satsumasendai,Kagoshima Prefecture/ Uruma, Okinawa Prefecture (As of Dec 2022)