If you plan to visit Japan for a ski holiday, you really can’t beat this half-year round ski destination, though more can be found on offer on the mountain throughout the winter ski season. So if you’re a first time visitor, here is a complete guide to Japan ski resorts! 1. APPI Ski Resort in …
Hiking the Oshima Trail
Oshima Island is one of the most popular islands to visit from Tokyo and for good reason. This incredible island is located in Southern Japan, around two hours by high-speed ship from Tokyo. If you are planning a trip to Oshima Island I would recommend at least three nights here. There are a handful of …
Hiking the APPI Walk in Iwate
For a long time I’ve had my sights set on returning to APPI ski resort, as we have spent several New Year holidays here skiing. After experiencing the powder snow at APPI ski resort, I was excited to spend my third visit here in summer. Here you will find the ultimate guide to hiking APPI …
The Best of Kamakura: A Kamakura Walking Guide
After a long exciting week in Tokyo, you might be eager to experience more calm wabi-sabi philosophy beyond the hussle of the city and capture the best of four seasons in the process. When my friends don’t have much time to go to Kyoto, I strongly recommend visiting Kamakura to see very traditional temples and …
Road Tripping to Furano in Hokkaido
Hokkaido is one of Japan’s most celebrated areas, with many locals and international visitors alike making the trip up North to explore the dramatic mountains, natural parks and tasty Hokkaido seafood cuisine.
Hiking Mount Asahidake in Hokkaido
Hokkaido is jam-packed with natural beauty at every turn, however Mount Asahidake, some of the most stunning trails in the country, is often not the first destination on a traveller’s list when arriving in the region.
A Guide to Visiting Rabbit Island in Hiroshima
When we visited Okunoshima Island, called Usagi (Rabbit) islands, I imagined the island would be full of cute fluffy bunnies. It was half-true and half-false.
Discovering Shirakami Mountains in Northern Japan
Located on the border between Akita and Aomori Prefectures in northern Japan, Shirakami Mountains are the primeval forests of the region.
5 Reasons to visit Hachijojima Island
Hachijojima Island, located 287 kilometers from Tokyo, is a sub-tropical island with jungle-like greenery and one of the major destinations for anglers.
Yakushima Jomon Cedar Arakawa Trail in Kagoshima
After the World Heritage site designation, Yakushima Island has become incredibly popular. We visited in winter with fewer crowds to explore snowy-topped mountains.