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.
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.
20 Meters of Snow in Toyama
Every spring, 30-ton snow cutters carve through some of the deepest snow accumulations in the world to create the Snow Wall, or 'Yuki-no-Otani.'
Ekiben Spotlight Local Cuisine
A Matsumoto bento maker teams up with students and the local agricultural co-op to create a castle town feast.
5 Great Couples’ Onsen Getaways
Private baths let you have some alone time in the tub.
5 Incredible Snow-covered Onsen
This collection of winter snowscapes will help you beat the winter chill in the most unique way possible.
Japan's 11 Most Gorgeous Drone Videos
Think you can handle watching these drone-shot videos and not be compelled to visit Japan? Just try!
Japan’s Top 20 Three-Star Michelin Spots
Japan is one of the best travel destinations on the planet. Here’s why.
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.
Fresh Accumulation at Japan's Top Snow Site
SnowJapan is greeting the 2015/2016 season with a sprawling travel section upgrade.
The 6 Most Beautiful Villages in Japan
While travelers tend to be drawn to Japan's major cities, there's much to be savored in its quiet countryside, where a different, deeper kind of beauty awaits.
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.
100 Best Drinks from Japan: #1 Japanese Sake
Sake is probably the best known Japanese drink in the world.