Ray Bartlett

Bio: Ray Bartlett has been working in, writing about, or researching Japan since 1993 and calls the country his second home. A professional journalist, he has covered Japan extensively. Ray also owns and operates one of the world’s most popular English-language onsen websites: Onsen Japan. His newest novel, The Vasemaker’s Daughter (forthcoming, 2018), is set in a fictional small pottery town in southern Kyushu.

  • Specialties: food, sake, hiking, hot springs (onsen), hotels, history, business etiquette, and the outdoors. Tokyo, Hokkaido, Northern Honshu, Wakayama Prefecture, and Kyushu.
  • Location: Massachusetts, USA (Eastern Standard Time)
  • How: email, Skype, Facetime, WhatsApp, phone