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Memories of Matsushima

Japan is a beautiful country. Three places in particular, often written about in Japanese poetry and prose, are considered the "Big Three" spectacular views: Mt. Fuji, Amanohashidate, and Matsushima. Mt. Fuji is an ever-present, pristine...
Tokyo Yokocho

Tokyo, Three Ways

Street Eats Tokyo has more Michelin star restaurants than any other city in the world. Slightly less elegant, but just as authentic, are the glowing red lanterns of the pop-up Yokocho restaurant scenes under bridges...
The Ando Japanese Doll Shop

Sweet Sixty in Kyoto

Doll making is a serious craft throughout Asia. For centuries Japanese artisans and students made frequent visits to China to learn from the Chinese masters of the trade. Then, in the 9th century, a...
Apple Pie, Aomori, Japan

Aomori: How ‘Bout Them Apples

On a previous return from Japan, a customs dog caught me red-handed and knelt by my feet, because I had plucked the forbidden fruit and packed it in my suitcase. Over half of Japan’s apples...
teamLab Borderless

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...
Hoshinoya, Karuizawa, Nagano, Japan

Nagano: Welcome To Paradise

“And then she turned her gaze up toward the heavens” —Dante Alighieri Floating lanterns are lit as the sun goes down. Sipping green tea on the deck of my villa overlooking the water, I...
Fruit Market, Lima, Peru

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...
Tottori Sand Dunes

Totally Tottori

Hold on tight! When mounting a camel, as it rises, it can feel like you’re that last piece on a Jenga tower. We begin our trek into the quiet of the desert, accompanied only...
Okinawa cuisine

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...
Park Hyatt Tokyo

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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