One of the things I miss most about living in London is reading the Guardian on Saturdays. I still get my fix on line of course, and this morning I came across an inspiring feature on the Kusatsu hot springs in Japan.

The top photograph captures the sublime Yubatake 'Field of Hot Water' spring in the centre of Kusatsu. Below is an image by Katsushika Hokusai titled 'Roben Waterfall of Oyama in Sagami Province, 1830-1831.'

Japan is definately on my wish list of places to visit! Click here to read the visual essay celebrating this site of natural wonders. (Photographs by Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert.)