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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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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