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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...
Jigokudani

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...
Kumano Kodo, Wakayama

Wakayama: Land of the Gods

Legend has it that the Kumano region in the Kii Mountain Range of Wakayama is a place where deities descended and now reside within trees, mountains, rocks and rivers. Following in the footsteps of...
Kodaiji Temple in Kyoto

Tao of Tea in Kyoto

For the Japanese, asymmetry, or unbalanced structure, is beautiful. A tearoom is a typical example of this way of thinking. Decoration is limited and rather simple. Simplicity is the essence—"without any decoration we can...

Kyoto, Zen and Now

Looking out on the serenity of Kyoto City from the balcony of Kiyomizu Temple, we glimpse the first bud of spring. Breathing it in, the temple monk shares with me that, "when you look...

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...

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