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How to Live to 100

Japan has the longest life expectancy and the longest health expectancy in the world. There are reasons for this beyond genetics that have to do with simple lifestyle choices. Two such factors are what...
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Family Friendly Travel in Japan

Beyond the temples and the tech, tourists heading to Japan often wonder what there is to do with their children. Well, there’s a lot. Family travel in Japan offers incredible opportunities that are totally...
Peruvian Market in Lima

International Farmer’s Markets

Food trails and markets have become the tastiest part of any travel experience. They are the places where we can really sink our teeth into a taste of place. Write up a new bucket...
Meditation Bath, Hoshinoya, Karuizawa

Unique Japanese Hot Springs

Thermal waters that well up across Japan’s volcanic island arc discharge healing power. These luxurious baths reflect tradition and local pride, and attract tourism in droves. From Ibusuki in Kyushu to Noboribetsu in Hokkaido,...
Yamagata Beef, Han No Daidokuro

Yamagata Beef at Han No Daidokoro in Tokyo

In the world of Wagyu there are so many brands worth sampling. Tokyo has them all. Restaurants specialize in sourcing the best. On a recent visit, I check off another major luxury brand from...
Ehime, Shikoku, Japan

Ehime, Where Fish Feed on Oranges and Chocolate

The sunset over Ehime is as orange as the profusion of mandarin oranges that grow there. Sunlight, direct and reflected off the sea, showers 18 different kinds of sweet and juicy fruit. As the...
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How to Brew Japanese Tea

Japanese monks brought tea to Japan from China in the 9th Century. At that time only the religious and royal classes were consuming it. From it’s popularity among nobility came the Japanese tea ceremony....
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Oasis of Tranquility in Bustling Tokyo

Who could have imagined a population density of a staggering 9.3 million people in an area slightly smaller than Victoria, B.C. How do they keep from bumping into each other in this intensely urban...
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My Fifteen Minutes as a Geisha in Kyoto

Every year, 50 million Tourists visit Kyoto, and the Flower Towns are a favourite since they are home to the remaining Geishas and Maikos, (geishas in training.) I peer through the wooden slat screen...
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Dining in Jitokuji Monastery in Kyoto, Japan

cJapan does not slide open its shoji doors and give up its secrets easily. However, it invites the gaijin to enter and indulge in its culinary pleasures. While there, I set aside my pragmatic...

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