Matsuda Tadanori
  • Matsuda Tadanori 
  • By this author: 2 Latest posted: 2015.03.30
Professor of Onsen Studies in the Faculty of Tourism at Sapporo International University. Known as “Professor Onsen,” he has evaluated more than 4,700 hot springs, including facilities outside Japan, and is considered the foremost authority on onsen.  Continues to research the restorative health benefits of onsen and their role in preventive medicine. Published works include Onsenkyōju no Onsen seminā (Professor Onsen’s Onsen Seminar), Onsenryoku (The Power of Onsen), Onsen techō (Onsen Handbook), Onsenkyōju no kenkō seminā (Professor Onsen’s Health Seminar). Doctor of medicine.
Soaking up the Benefits: Japan’s Hot Springs Tradition2015.03.30

Japanese people have loved onsen since ancient times for the comfort they bring to mind and body. We introduce the beauty benefits and anti-ageing effects offered by hot springs while examining the relationship between the Japanese people and onsen.

Professor Onsen’s Top Hot Springs2015.03.27

Japan is blessed with over 3,000 onsen (hot-spring) areas, but here we look at 12 specially selected by Matsuda Tadanori, a leading expert who has been dubbed “Professor Onsen.” These are hot spring destinations whose invigorating waters and age-old traditions set them apart.

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