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.