Getting Away in Japan

Getting Away in Japan: Nara

Oct 24, 2022 By Bert Wishart

A trip to the capital doesn't have to mean Tokyo's bright lights and bustle. Nara, in south-central Japan, was established as the nation's first permanent capital in 710 CE and,...[ Click to read more ]

Getting Away in Japan: Tottori

Feb 28, 2022 By Bert Wishart

On the Sea of Japan, Tottori Prefecture is something of an anomaly in that it abounds with natural beauty, is steeped in history, has some exquisite food, but somehow manages...[ Click to read more ]

Getting Away in Japan: Toyama Prefecture

Sep 24, 2020 By Bert Wishart

While most regions of Japan seem to have their own perfect time of year to visit Toyama, the 'gateway to the Sea of Japan,' in northern Chubu, is spectacular all...[ Click to read more ]

Escape From Tokyo: “Winter is Here” Edition

Jan 28, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

Sometimes you have to get away from all the hustle and bustle that comes with living in the city; double that sentiment if you’re an ex-pat living life in one...[ Click to read more ]

Getting Away in Japan: Fukui

Jun 27, 2018 By Bert Wishart

Despite being located within Japan's 'Snow Country' and facing out into the Sea of Japan, Fukui Prefecture doesn't quite attract the hordes of tourists that other more famous parts of...[ Click to read more ]

Getting Away in Japan: Kanagawa

May 29, 2018 By Bert Wishart

Though Kanagawa Prefecture is often dismissed as 'that bit next to Tokyo', you shouldn't let its relatively small stature when compared to its glamorous neighbor fool you; from bright city...[ Click to read more ]

Getting Away in Japan: Okinawa

Mar 30, 2018 By Bert Wishart

Often referred to as Japan's Hawaii, Okinawa is the primo vacation destination for Japanese, and with good reason. With beautiful beaches, stunning scenery, fantastic food, and friendly locals, there is...[ Click to read more ]