Kotohira Spa Kotosankaku

Takamatsu, Japan

This onsen hotel is a great introduction to Japanese style accommodations and has many nice features, including a rooftop pool, a variety of lovely baths for soaking, and great meals. It’s quite large, but the friendly staff ensures we feel right at home. It’s within walking distance to mountaintop Kompira-san (Kotohiragu Shrine)—1,368 steps up!