Boil Eggs by the Sidewalk in this Onsen Town
With 30 distinct hot springs and 13 public onsen, Nozawa Onsen has been renowned for its hot springs since the Edo period.
Okinawa's Shikina-en Royal Garden
Shikina-en is one of the nine separate properties that all fall under the single World Heritage Site listing known as the Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu.
Tokyo Day Trip: Renting a Kimono in Kawagoe
Kawagoe is one of the few places in Japan where you can really see what cities used to look like, centuries ago.
The American Who Inherited an Onsen
Tyler Lynch met his future wife on a trip to a hot spring inn. They were living in Seattle when fate intervened.
The World’s Only Outdoor Ice Onsen
When Hokkaido's highest lake is covered in ice during winter, it features an igloo-style onsen.
Fresh Accumulation at Japan's Top Snow Site
SnowJapan is greeting the 2015/2016 season with a sprawling travel section upgrade.
This Magazine Will Mail You Seaweed
Tohoku food producers are communicating with consumers through a magazine accompanied by agricultural produce—and the concept is spreading throughout the country.
Mountainside Embedded with Geothermal Homes
Explore this undulating, seven-unit residential building inserted into the side of a mountain in Kagawa Prefecture.
Top 5 Onsen for Fall Colors
Japan has as many locations famous for their autumn foliage as it has onsen—in other words, a lot!
IT Brings Big Business to Island Town
A small town in Tokushima has been gaining attention for its ability to get firms to open satellite offices as part of the Tokushima Village Restoration Project.
Innovating Organic Recipes on the Farm
Nancy Singleton Hachisu's first book, Japanese Farm Food, sold over 30,000 copies, leading to a regular spot on a national variety show.
The Town Where Cucumbers are Forbidden
There’s a town in Japan where it's strictly forbidden to grow or eat cucumbers. Why do they hate the vegetable? And is the rule valid or are they all in a pickle over nothing?
Tokaiya in Otaru, Hokkaido
The miso, served with a healthy topping of sizzling garlic pork, was pretty good. It won't be winning any awards, but for random, middle-of-nowhere ramen it hit the spot.
Drone Footage of Amazing Islands in Kagoshima
This stellar drone video highlights a corner of Japan that's just about as far from Tokyo as you can get (both literally and figuratively!).
Adorable Capybara Hot Springs
Snow monkeys aren’t the only ones getting in the water in the winter.
The Buddha Twice the Size of Lady Liberty
At 120 meters, the Ushiku Daibutsu was the tallest statue in the world until 2002.
Top Ramen for Gundam Fans
YouTuber and Gundam model-maker rrobbert184 stakes his claim for the best ramen in Japan.
The Real Spirited Away Onsen
Remember the red bridge and layered, rising walls of Yubaba’s hot spring hotel in Spirited Away?
The 3 Great Ramens of Japan
Since its arrival from China, ramen has been reshaped and reimagined into countless regional variations across Japan.
Enjoy these 5 Onsen for ¥100 Or Less
You don’t have to break the bank to enjoy the relaxing experience of taking a long soak in an onsen while basking in breathtakingly natural beauty.