As with neighbors anywhere, the Japanese prefectures of Tottori and Shimane are playful rivals. While both are sparsely populated and somewhat regionally isolated by the Chugoku mountain range, Shimane likes to flaunt…

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Local Tottori Accommodations Blend Tradition with Creativity

By Kimberly Hughes

For more than 20 years, Okinawa has nurtured a growing trend toward achieving sustainability on all levels of society. In a rapidly changing world that is still negotiating a pandemic, many Okinawans…

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How Responsible Travelers Can Contribute to Sustainable Islands

By Weekender Editor

One of the few blessed areas in Japan to be sitting at the foot of the holy Mount Fuji, Shizuoka Prefecture is indeed overflowing with abundant nature and long-standing culture. Particularly Izu…

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Three Days Under the Gaze of Mount Fuji in Shizuoka Prefecture’s Izu City

By Zoria Petkoska

As we carefully plan our post-pandemic travels, personal health and safety remain among our top priorities. Okinawa’s subtropical climate makes it an ideal place at any time of year to take a…

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Post-Pandemic Retreats in Northern Okinawa

By Weekender Editor

  Situated on the Tokyo Bay, Yokohama has long been a port city, from its time as a little fishing village to its prolific present. It was the first port in Japan…

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Yokohama is Primed to be Japan’s Top International Destination

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While many of us are still doing our best to #stayhome right now, it never hurts to dream. As if on cue, the Fukuoka Prefecture Tourism Association has launched its new travel…

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Fukuoka Has a New Look: Check Out the Visit Fukuoka Website

By Lisa Wallin

For those living in Tokyo or other metropolitan locales, it can be easy to lose touch with the traditional cycles that often underpin rural life. Reconnect with these natural rhythms in Shimane…

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Explore the Spiritual Side of Japan’s Shimane Prefecture with Local Accommodations

By Kimberly Hughes

In this age, the home has become the crux of our lives. It’s no longer just a functional place for sleeping and bathing and eating; it is now the workspace, and a…

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ONE DESIGNS is Your Bilingual, Go-to Interior Designer in Tokyo

By Taylor Stewart