Spectacular Stays

Sometimes when you travel, where you stay can make or break your trip. Sometimes, the hotel, hostel, BnB, or other quirky accommodation you stay in, can take your trip to the next level too.

Spectacular Stays is a homage to some of the most incredible accommodation options that I myself have stayed in. These places to stay blew me away and made my trip to their town, island, or locale, something to remember. 

Spectacular Stays - My Recommendations

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Spectacular Stays -
Japanese Hotels with Private Onsen

Are you planning on traveling to Japan any time soon? One unforgettable option for a spectacular stay in Japan is staying in a hotel with attached natural hot springs, or onsen. Take it one step further by finding accommodation with a private onsen in your room! Because onsen are traditionally enjoyed nude, a private in-room onsen is both a wonderful luxury and a chance for some added privacy. 

To make my life, and the lives of other future travelers to Japan, easier I’ve created a few lists of Japanese hotels with private onsen. I cover some the most popular onsen hot spring towns across the country including Hakone, Beppu, and Nikko. 

Have a look at, just for fun or to reserve for a future date, some of these spectacular stays below! 

Hakone Ryokan with Private Onsen
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Nikko Ryokan with Private Onsen
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Miyajima Ryokan with Private Onsen
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Beppu Hotels with Private Onsen
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Nagano Ryokan with Private Onsen
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Kyoto Ryokan with Private Onsen
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Spectacular Stays - Hotel Round-ups

Check out some of my other hotel round-ups, from the traditional to the totally wild! 

You’re sure to have a spectacular stay at these awesome accommodation options around the world.