Onsen hot springs expand horizons

Onsen hot springs expand horizons

Japanese hot springs are thinking up alternative business opportunities to recover from declines in tourists.

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Kandachime horses prep for spring

Kandachime horses prep for spring

A group of wild Kandachime horses protected as national treasures in Japan are getting ready for spring.

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Kuchino-Erabu volcano erupts

Kuchino-Erabu volcano erupts

A volcano on Kuchino-Erabu Island in southwest Kagoshima erupts again.

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Historical site morphs into winter wonderland

Historical site morphs into winter wonderland

Like moths to light, people throng to Shirakawa-go to see the traditional village's sites in illuminated winter splendor...

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Rare white bear filmed in Hokkaido

Rare white bear filmed in Hokkaido

A rare white bear is filmed in southern Hokkaido.

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Hokkaido sees winter's coldest day

Hokkaido sees winter's coldest day

A cold front sends the mercury to -29.7 C in Hokkaido, the coldest yet this season.

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'Daruma sunrise' entrances lensmen

'Daruma sunrise' entrances lensmen

A group of amateur photographers set their sights on an unusual rising sun.

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Monkeys walk a tightrope

Monkeys walk a tightrope

Camera captures monkeys walking on an electric wire in Aomori Prefecture, northern Japan.

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Japan braves cold weather

Japan braves cold weather

A 120-meter-tall waterfall in Ibarakai Prefecture is about to freeze completely.

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Sea of Japan coast slammed by snow

Sea of Japan coast slammed by snow

Heavy snow lashes the Sea of Japan coast in central and northern Japan.

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