Video: Traveling Tom Visits the Hot Springs Spas at KinosakeOnsen

8 03 2018

Traveling Tom travels to KinosakeOnsen, a city known for its soothing and healing hot springs spas. He takes us through the countryside and to this charming town of relaxation, ancient traditions, heartfelt hospitality and delicious food.

Tom Goss is a ManAboutWorld global correspondent and a talented singer. He travels with his husband, Mike, all around the world and sends us these video updates. Click on his video and follow his KinosakeOnsen adventure. Follow Tom’s other video adventures here.


Tom Goss is a singer, songwriter and storyteller based in Los Angeles, CA. Tom has spent the last decade aggressively touring — performing over 1,000 shows in 100+ cities, traversing 40 states and 5 countries. An adventurer at heart, there are few places where Tom can’t find something to climb over or jump off of.

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In 2013, Ski Japan’s (Gay) St. Mortiz

20 04 2012

Just powder!

For the first time as far as we know, a gay ski trip is planned to Japan. In late February 2013, when conditions are considered to be optimal, the friendly, expert folks at SKI BUMS is leading a trip to Niseko, Japan, boasting “snowflakes large enough to cast shadows.

They’re planning a six nights in Niseko and a weekend in Japan which will include gay highlights. Discounted pricing is available for a limited time. Click here for more information about the trip and SKI BUMS.

Japan: Lady Gaga Says Go!

25 06 2011

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When the reigning queen of pop says jump, we say, “how high?”

While in Japan for a tour, Lady Gaga said, “I would like to use my position here today and all week long to run around Tokyo and enjoy the beautiful city, and kiss all the beautiful little monsters and scream at the top of my lungs that everyone should visit this beautiful place.” (From

We are all familiar with the devastation that occurred in Japan this past March. However, not everyone realizes that only a very small percentage of the country was directly affected. For the rest of the country, it is business as usual and everyone from pop superstar Lady Gaga to senior tourism officials are proclaiming as such.

Magnet Tours, the first and only tour operator in Japan focused on the LGBT market believes that gay and lesbian travelers can play a significant role in Japan’s post-disaster recovery. They are sharing this message alongside recent announcements from Japanese tourism officials and Lady Gaga’s current stay in Japan, where she will be performing tonight (Saturday, June 25, 2011) for the MTV Video Music Aid Japan.

For more information on Magnet Tours, visit or call +81-3-3500-4819 to book your next trip.

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