If you are ever in need of excellent, super high-quality stock images of Japan and Asia, then let me highly recommend John Lander. I think his work is fantastic.
John Lander Asia Images
Here is a slide show of a recent trip John took to an onsen (hot springs) in Japan. See the slideshow here.
John is a free-lance photographer and here is a short bio on John from Phottix Journal:
John Lander is a freelance writer and photographer based in Japan with a passion for Japanese gardens, Japanese cuisine and festivals. John’s credits include photos and articles published by Travel+Leisure, Forbes, Camping Life, Diversion, Asian Geographic, The Japan Times, The Toronto Star, Sydney Morning Post,The Australian among many others. Other clients include Twentieth Century Fox, Hachette Media, Asahi Press and McGraw-Hill.
You may not be able to visit Japan right now, but, if you have the desire, you can see John Lander's work and get the feel of being here.
John Lander photography is the next best thing to actually being in Japan! See his galleries here.