Prepare to update your Japan itinerary with The Ryokan Collection’s incredible selection of cultural adventures and authentic local experiences. Paired with their portfolio of 32 luxury <ryokans> (traditional family-run inns) and small luxury hotels, the company has negotiated a range of options based on Japanese traditions. While a rare opportunity to dine with geisha in Kyoto or meditate at the ancient Soto Zen Temple both sound enticing, we’ve pencilled in a soak in one of Hokkaido’s top private hot springs: Zaborin. Each villa at this scenic escape enjoys its own indoor and outdoor hot spring bath (onsen) with the highly prized, mineral-rich water flowing directly from Zaborin’s own spring — at perfect bathing temperature! The surrounding landscape is utterly beguiling and for ski bunnies, the powder of Niseko is just minutes away.