Where to See Mt. Fuji

August 20, 2019
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Allow me to start this post by pouring cold water all over you.

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Discover the Magic of the Kumano Kodo

August 13, 2019
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A Kumano Kodo walk offers one of the most satisfying mixes of nature and culture in Japan, but it’s also a Pandora’s Box

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Who Wears the Wings of Japan Best?

August 6, 2019
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Your trip to Japan begins the moment you board a Japanese airline.

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Osaka in 24 Hours (or Less)

July 30, 2019
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Under most circumstances, I wouldn’t encourage travelers to spend just one day in Osaka.

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The Spirit of Kyoto

July 25, 2019
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“Temple fatigue” is a very real phenomenon.

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Battle of the Japanese Capitals

July 23, 2019
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If you’ve never been to either city, comparing Tokyo vs Kyoto might seem futile.

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The Jewel of Kochi

July 11, 2019
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Kochi Castle was an early contender for my favorite place I saw in Shikoku—and not just because of the cloudless, baby-blue sky overhead.

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Legend of the Shikoku Junrei

July 8, 2019
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You don’t have to walk the entirety of Shikoku’s pilgrimage trail to get a feel for its beauty and magic.

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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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