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…

Located in Myoko city in Niigata Prefecture, Lotte Arai Resort is the perfect destination for those who are looking for a more secluded Japow experience. Guests can enjoy the slopes amidst a…

After having to cancel our third family holiday in the space of 12 months due to the latest set of Covid-19 travel restrictions, it was beginning to feel like our much-needed family…

There are only two The Kahala Hotel & Resort hotels in the world and their locations are not a coincidence. In 1868, the first Japanese immigrants to Hawaii sailed from the Port…

Imagine ending a smooth run down the slopes of Mount Annupuri where a butler waits at the bottom of the mountain to provide a ride to your private villa where music is…

The first time I visited Kurkku Fields, it was in the dead of winter, a grey January day. We left Kawasaki and headed south. The further we drove on the Tokyo Wan…

To quote Paul Simon, “There’s something about the sound of a train that’s very romantic and nostalgic and hopeful.” Even though these days we’ve all grown more accustomed to other, often faster…

Located in the north-central part of the peninsula with which it shares its name, Izu city is one of Shizuoka Prefecture’s prime hot spring destinations. Particularly known for being home to the…

It sure had us at “Hello.” Standing on a nondescript platform at Nishitetsu Fukuoka (Tenjin) Station in Fukuoka’s bustling shopping district, a pair of lights resembling round anime eyes grew brighter as…

Hot on the heels of Tokyo and the Kansai trifecta (Kyoto, Nara and Osaka), Fukuoka is gaining a reputation as one of Japan’s must-see cities. Home to delicious tonkotsu (pork broth) ramen…

On the 33rd floor of Royal Park Hotel in Shiodome, you can take a step through the looking glass, cross a portal to another realm, or to use the appropriate video game…

Hotel Associa Shin-Yokohama sits right on top of Shin-Yokohama Station and is operated by JR-Central Hotels, part of the Japan Railways Group. It makes sense, then, that the hotel’s first-rate rooms, service…