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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...
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...
Ishigaki Beef

One Day in Naha, Okinawa

Kokusai-Dori, also known as “the miracle mile,” is Naha’s shopping district for everything from electronics to crafts to confectionary. Here I nibble beni-imo tarts, sweet pastries of purple sweet potato paste; and the Ryukyu...

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...
Chaya Gai, Kanazawa, Japan

Tea For Two in Kanazawa

Kyoto is renowned for tea. So, too, is Kanazawa. Over many years a wealthy samurai class for whom tea culture was integral dominated Kanazawa. Kyoto aims to impress. Kanazawa aims to stand out. There...

Journey to Well Being in Nagano, Japan

From the roof of Japan, the valleys below are draped in red maple and yellow ginko trees like the amazing Technicolour dreamcoat. Touring small villages and old postal towns along the rugged terrain of...
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...
Shinjuku, Tokyo

Through Japan’s Looking Glass: Tokyo, Kanazawa, Kyoto

It’s brighter at night than in the day. The neon umbrella of Shinjuku pulses with electricity as we navigate through Kabuki-cho. Dinner theatre at Robot Restaurant is an Alice-in-Wonderland-meets-Transformers fantasy. Sexy mallet-wielding girls in...
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...
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...

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