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Taking It Easy in Yamagata

A little rest and relaxation at Zao Onsen in Yamagata.

Top 3 Cycling Routes in Japan

Change your perception of Japan by taking an unforgettable bicycle ride through some of the country's rural and picturesque areas.

Quit Monkeying Around!

Watching these snow monkeys relaxing in the hot springs is enough to make anyone want to take a dip in an outdoor bath!

Day Trip to Hirayu Onsen

Follow a couple on a day trip to Hirayu Onsen in Gifu Prefecture!

Promoting the Healing Power of Nature

The Kaminoyama Onsen Kurort project is a wellness and leisure spot in Yamagata Prefecture that focuses on medical science-based healthy outdoor walks and invigorating visitors through local culinary and hot spring resources.

Wonders of Japan: Hospitality

Experience the welcoming culture of hospitality that is the pride of Japan.

Top 3 All-Natural Beauty Products from Gifu

Famous for its mountains and idyllic landscapes, Gifu Prefecture also produces many natural beauty and health products from its natural springs. Try any of these three products and feel rejuvenated in the comfort of your home!

10 Things That Might Surprise You in Japan

To avoid getting culture shock, read up on these 10 quick travel tips before your first trip to the land of the rising sun.

3 Cool Countryside Day Trips from Tokyo

We all need a break from the city sometimes. Experience the other side of Japan with these three day trips to the countryside right outside Tokyo.

A Day at Jigokudani Monkey Park

Look out for some incredible shots of swimming monkeys and delicious-looking food—plus a time-lapse view of what it looks like when the staff set up your futon at a lovely 'ryokan' in Nagano!

Unwinding in Nagato-shi

Discover a gorgeous traditional inn located in this peaceful Yamaguchi city, then visit the largest limestone cave in the Orient.

400-Year-Old Bathhouse Gets a Facelift

Faced with a dwindling clientele, Gunma's Maruhon Inn asked KuboTsushima Architects to redesign its bathhouse. The result is welcoming space that invites guests to relax and rejuvenate.

Magical Photos of Ginzan Onsen in the Snow

Ginzan Onsen is an achingly photogenic hot spring town in the Yamagata region of northern Japan. And it looks even better in the snow!

Bathe in the Lap of Luxury

This three-star Michelin-rated onsen treats anyone like royalty for a fraction of the cost.

Different Elevations: From Sea to Mountain

Taste the finest foods produced by the different elevations of sea and mountain in Japan.

6 Awesome Things to See & Do in Chichibu

Chichibu is located in western Saitama, just 90 minutes from central Tokyo. A popular tourist destination full of temples and shrines, it's known as a spot for delicious food and sightseeing.

Driving Gunma

Discover Gunma through its magnificent winding roads.

Tochigi: Mountain Highs & Captivating Crafts

Just an hour north of Tokyo via bullet train, Tochigi Prefecture is famed for the temple-rich historical environs of Nikko, as well as its hot springs resort towns.

Hike the Yoro Valley

Chiba Prefecture's Yoro Valley (or Yoro Keikoku) offers rivers, waterfalls, seasonal vistas and even a black-water onsen!

Top 3 Alkaline Onsen for Beautiful Skin

Grab your towels, ladies! Who needs bottled Pitera when the answer lies just a soothing soak away?

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