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Lisa Wallin
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On the tip of the Miura peninsula, past Kamakura and Hayama, lies Misaki and the small island of Jogashima. Just an hour or so from Shinagawa station, the area is famed for…

Tokyo’s top brunches are worth seeking out, particularly if you wish to beat the summer hangover blues on a Sunday morning… So what’ll you take with your coffee? Eggs Benedict? Sourdough pancakes?…

Ever tried horse riding in Japan? Though an experienced rider back in France, Weekender’s Ingrid Dubreuil had never so much as hopped in the saddle since moving to Tokyo. So what happened…

Nokogiriyama – the “saw-tooth mountain – in Chiba, is one of the best day-trips from Tokyo but for some reason its great hiking and wonderful views are lesser known than those of…

As the weather begins to warm up in Tokyo – whether you are celebrating budding blossoms or blighted by seasonal allergies – there has to be something of a spring in your…

You’ve got to eat, especially after discovering the best of Nagasaki or seeking Japan’s Hidden Christians. In Japan, you won’t go far without someone proudly telling you – or hundreds of colorful…

Recipes that advise opening a packet of this, and adding a can of that, usually do not hold too much attraction. Quite often the results are disappointing. However there are always exceptions,…

Travelling to Iwate in the autumn is a great idea – especially if you are a fan of nature, history and culture. The northern prefecture has so much to offer. If you…