The picturesque Nachi Waterfall

Adventuring in Kumano: A visit to Nachi Falls and surrounding waterfalls

When you reach Mount Nachi you'll discover this area has to much to offer, from places of worship to breathtaking views. It’s...

Musing over Mie

Mie Prefecture is one of Japan’s best-kept secrets, the kind of destination that you would only share with your close friends....

From Misawa, take a day trip along Route 103


Misawa finds itself very close to plenty of water; the Pacific...

Konpon Daito Pagoda, Koyasan (Photo by Sarah B. Hodge)

The wonders of Wakayama: Soul-searching in Japan’s sacred Kii Mountains

Wakayama’s rugged coastline and mountainous, heavily forested interior is home to some of Japan’s holiest shrines, temples and...
Photos by Takahiro Takiguchi

Let Japan's biggest little city of Niigata charm you


I have always associated the northern city of Niigata with frigid weather and heavy snowfall, full of the steep-roofed buildings...

Iwakuni eatery offers feast for eyes, palate


If Quentin Tarantino gets a chance to come to Iwakuni, Sanzoku is the one...

The torii, or gate, marking the entrance to the shrine grounds

A trip to Meiji Jingu

Did you know that the trees that fill the 178 acres (about 720,000 square meters) of Meiji Jingu (jingu is the Japanese word for...

Impressive shrine sits on godly island near Iwakuni

One of Japan’s three most scenic attractions, the must-see Miyajima Island is just 40-minute drive from MCAS Iwakuni.
Image: Hong Kong Tourism Board

Immerse yourself in Sham Shui Po like locals do

Behind skyscrapers and shopping malls, there is another world to explore in Hong Kong. Look beyond the established attractions to...


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