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Snowbound Onsen In Nikko

While much of the Kanto area is flat and snow-free, the mountains north of Tokyo in nearby Tochigi have some great winter weather.

Hell Valley is Monkey Heaven

Deep in a snow-covered mountain valley nestled in the Japanese Alps, a natural hot spring bubbles out of the earth, enshrouded in curtains of thick steam.

A Hypnotic Tour through January in Japan

The urban jungles of Tokyo and historic temples of Kyoto all look gorgeous in January.

Cat Street View Offers Purrfect Virtual Tour

Meet friendly felines along a ground-level look at a city's more traditional roads and ways.

12 Incredible Onsen Getaways from Osaka

Choose from large spas, private family baths, mixed-gender onsen and more!

Spend the Night at this Onsen from Just ¥1980!

Just in case you need another reason to visit an onsen in Oita, why not dive into the mountains for one of the cheapest stays you can find?

Japan's 3 Weirdest Onsen

Where you go when you've dipped in them all?

Onsen Trivia: Highest, Hottest & Healthiest

Oita has the most hot spring sources, but Hokkaido has the most spas—and the highest onsen is in Toyama.

Tokyo to Mount Fuji Bicycle Tour

If climbing this enormous volcano isn’t for you, why not bike around it instead?

Proper Ramen in Hot Spring Country

The owner and his wife haven't just created a great ramen shop in Sharaku—they've made a cool spot to hang out and drink in a classic onsen town.

Synchronized Bathing Bids Travelers to Oita

To show off a number of its best onsen, Oita recruited the help of a professional synchronized swim team.

The 3 Most Famous Hot Springs in Japan

Edo-Period philosopher Hayashi Razan identified the three best onsen in all of Japan.

Japan's Best Ekiben

Japan's regional cuisine hits the road—er, tracks—with "ekiben," or bento sold at train stations.

Hiratsuka Terraced Rice Field

Located 90 minutes from Tokyo by car, Hiratsuka Tanada grows rice with only rain water, without any other means of irrigation.

14 Wacky Wilderness Onsen

Onsen critic Isamu Gunji risks his naked life to bring us 14 unforgettable outdoor hot springs that are barely on the map.

Stunning Fuji Footage from Chureito Pagoda

This gorgeous, five-story pagoda can be reached after climbing about 400 steps and, once there, will give you one of the most breathtaking views of Mount Fuji.

The 6 Best Foods to Eat in Nikko

"Yuba," or tofu skins, is arguably the most popular dish in Nikko.

5 Great Lesser-known Onsen Towns

If you’re looking to get off the beaten path, then give these towns a try!

8 Must-See Flower Spots in Hokkaido

Hokkaido is a must-visit place for nature lovers. After its harsh and snowy winters, the land shows off tulips in spring, lavender fields in summer, cosmos in autumn, and many more colorful flowers throughout the year.

5 Real Homemade Cafés Around Miyazaki & Saito

Miyazaki City and its northern sister Saito City offer plenty of prime cafés catering to tourists flocking to this beach-bounded, history-heavy area.

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