In winter, when much of Japan is shivering, NHK WORLD sets its sights on the country's hot spot for hot springs. Come along and feel the warmth of the environment and the people who live there.

Oita Prefecture is located in northern Kyushu, a region known as the "Gateway to Asia". It is filled with hot springs (onsen), where visitors soak away their stress in natural baths. It's also a place where the food and the lifestyle are close to the land.