Two French journalists are on a mission to capture all of the locations listed on the 100 Landscapes of Japan (Heisei era) by February 2018. At the time of writing, they have explored 76 of the…

The Japan Meteorological Corporation (JMC) has just released its annual Cherry Blossom Flowering Forecast Map. And you know what that means: it’s time to start planning your hanami holiday. There’s plenty of information online…

The founding father of the Fukuoka domain and hero of the popular drama Gunshi Kanbē now showing on NHK, Kuroda Kanbē was one of Japan’s most iconic warriors. A samurai of great…

Surrounded by the Inland Sea, Ehime’s friendly locals, stunning scenery, and excellent food would be reason enough to visit. By Robert Morel But it is also a land of quiet tradition, home…

Incense streaming past statues and worshipers alike, a crowd of O-henro (pilgrims) chant the hannya shingyo, or heart sutra, in eerie unison. Eyes turned downward, hands clutching prayer beads, every one hopes…

The July issue of Tokyo Weekender magazine is now on the shelves around Tokyo – we hope you can pick your copy up soon, or at least look forward to reading our…