Said the late, great comedian Bill Hicks, “The world is like a ride in an amusement park…. And the ride goes up and down and round and round.” This pompously profound soliloquy wasn’t going through my…

The cold and snowy weather of Hokkaido lends itself to a dark roast coffee culture. People say the dark and bitter taste of coffee keeps them warm during the cold winter. Additionally,…

Around 400 horse-riding flag-bearing samurai warriors in armor sprinting across the fields is a sight that warps all sense of reality. But it opens a convincing portal to the past for three…

Untamed nature is the name of the game for most of Iwate Prefecture: Jodogahama Beach’s jagged gray rocks, Hachimantai’s snow-capped peaks and Geibikei Gorge’s sheer cliffs are just a few of this…

Japan is a country which revels in innovation and cutting-edge technology but concurrently manages to preserve its rich and humane connection to tradition. From the freezing landscapes of Hokkaido in the north…

The last tendrils of morning mist rise through the boughs of the cedar trees and are gone. There is the distant sound of water tumbling down a rocky streambed. A bright green…

Over 1,400 years ago, Prince Hachiko fled Nara, fearing for his life. His father, Emperor Sushun, had just been assassinated and as son and heir, Prince Hachiko was a likely next target.…

In April 2019, I embarked on a flight from France to Tokyo to do a cycling adventure all around Japan. Cycling at dawn, eating at convenience stores and bathing in hot springs,…

1. Tokyo Supercars Tokyo Supercars promises an exclusive experience to fulfill your dreams of driving a supercar along scenic stretches of open roads and skylines. Routes are carefully planned and range from…

Over the last few years, as demand for Japanese whisky has skyrocketed, Japan has seen a huge boom in craft whisky distilleries. However, few have attracted quite the same level of attention…

On the outskirts of Yamanashi’s capital city Kofu is a spot so scenic that it has inspired poems and became the object of paintings. No wonder it’s a Japan Heritage Site. The…

Once travel is in the cards again, escape the daily grind with an isolation vacation somewhere that is remote, private and oozes with decadence. Experience near solitude as you indulge in the…