A Goldilocks Tokyo Trip

June 13, 2019
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Five days in Tokyo is not too few, not too many, but just right—the Goldilocks trip, if you will.

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Japan’s Most Underrated Cities

June 13, 2019
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The best cities to visit in Japan aren’t always ones you read about in guide books

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Kyoto in Just 2 Days

June 6, 2019
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It’s the quality of your experience in Japan’s former capital, and not the amount of time you spend there, that determines the impact of your trip,

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30 Pictures That Will Make You Want to Visit San’in

May 27, 2019
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The San’in region is one of the most beautiful places in Japan—and not just in terms of scenery.

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Shimonoseki Surprise

May 24, 2019
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Surprise and delight—and terror, shortly thereafter.

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Farewell to the Fox Spirit

May 24, 2019
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Motonosumi Inari Shrine might become a tourist trap in the future, but it’s abjectly serene in the present.

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Ginkgoes and Goldfish

May 22, 2019
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Tsuwano continued to delight and charm me, even before I reached the ruins of the town castle.

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All Izumo’s Auspices

May 21, 2019
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I had high hopes for my brief trip to Izumo.

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Moods of Matsue

May 21, 2019
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I’m almost certain I was trespassing—and I don’t remember the last time I had a tetanus shot.

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Fool With a Full Heart

May 20, 2019
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I was treated like a superstar, even though it was someone else’s celebration.

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