A visit to Hell Valley, a soak in an onsen (hot spring) many visits to a ryokan. Go behind the scenes with Tony Bourdain in Japan.
Anthony Bourdain visits Jigokudani (aka Hell Valley), which feeds into the popular Noboribetsu Hot Spring.
A beautiful wide shot of Mt Yotei, Hokkaido.
Tony enjoys the onsen (hot spring) at Takinoya Ryokan.
Bright lights of the Susukino district, Sapporo.
Tony in the Susukino district of Sapporo.
Tony arrives at Aji No Karyu for steaming bowl of ramen.
A close-up shot of the crew dinner at a ryokan (a traditional Japanese inn).
Awesome details in one of the sculptures at the Sapporo Snow Festival.
Tony with friends at the Sapporo Bier Garten.
The crew enjoys breakfast at Takinoya Ryokan.
Tony and Megumi Sasaki, a Sapporo-born filmmaker, have a quick bite at Wakakoma before attacking the giant crab.
A close-up shot of the popular ryokan footwear.
Tony and Megumi Sasaki chat in the market.
Tony patiently awaits dinner with Suga-san, a ryokan owner.
A yummy shot of soup curry at Okushiba Shoten.
Cameraman Zach Zamboni poses in front of drying fish.