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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...
Snow Monkey, Jigokudani, Nagano

Oita: Welcome To Hell

“The path to paradise begins in hell” - Dante Alighieri I am on a tour of Hell in the city of Beppu, Oita on the beautiful southern island of Kyushu, Japan. Serene and inviting,...

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...

The Japan Sea Side

The rocky shores of the Japan Sea offer spectacular vistas. Paddling, swimming, scenic drives and delicious seafood make a trip to the coast an unforgettable experience. Here are some “don’t miss” experiences along the...

Shikoku: A Traveler’s Checklist

1. The Shikoku Pilgrimage follows the 1,400 km route of the 9th Century Shingon Buddhist monk, Kobo Daishi, to 88 temples along the ocean sides and mountains. With staff in hand and donning a...
Peruvian Market in Lima

International 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...
Bride's Ice Cream, Konpira Shrine

Life At The Top In Shikoku

Soft candy balls of happiness. That’s all I can think about. As I journey up the 1,368 steps of cascading staircases to the Konpira shrine atop Mt. Zozu, I wipe my brow and stare...

Okinawa: Japan’s Sun-Kissed Archipelago

Adventure travellers and solitude seekers alike gravitate to Japan’s sun-kissed southern archipelago, Okinawa. Driving through pineapple fields, by mangrove forests, and along a majestic shoreline, the island of healthy longevity reveals a tropical paradise. Okinawans...
Ise Jingu, Mie

Mie, Japan

Through all my years traveling in Japan I have never before encountered such a variety of diverse niches as in this forest region called Mie. From the ancient birthplace of the Shinto faith to...
Okinawa Cuisine

Recipe for Longevity in Okinawa

Another day, another diet... but more important than how we metabolize food, is how we metabolize stress. There really is no magic diet for healthy longevity, nor one miracle diet or pill either—but, how...

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