Watching the first sunrise of the new year from atop a mountain in Japan.
A detour stop in Nakano city, a rural district known for amazing apples.
Snow monkeys and onsen hot springs in an old Japanese town in the mountains.
A one-day trip to Matsumoto, a city in the Nagano prefecture near the Japanese Alps.
Japan’s fall colors are absolutely beautiful, and Kyoto is one of the best places to go for them.
A great night in Nikko at Hoshino Resorts KAI Kinugawa.
A weekend trip to Nikko, one of the closest UNESCO World Heritage spots to Tokyo.
A day trip to a big Buddha statue and some historical sights in the seaside neighborhood.
A day trip to Koshu, Yamanashi, known for some of the best grapes in Japan.
Here are my favorite authentic Hakata ramen spots after living in the area for five years.
Of the many amazing cherry blossom locations around Tokyo, these are some of the must-see spots.
In addition to its mega-famous delicious Kobe beef, there are also a lot of other delicious eats to have in this international port city.
This upscale onsen resort getaway was fitting enough for a US President.
There's a different side of Kyoto that goes beyond the temples and shrines, and they are worth experiencing.
Good at any time of year, Kyoto is best known for its temples and shrines. Here are some to definitely see.
Known for being Japan's capital of comedy, Osaka is an outgoing, lively, party city.
A cultural day-trip from Kyoto and Osaka, Nara is full of history and... deer.
Fukuoka city is Kyushu's biggest, and rated as amongst the best places to live in the world.
I lived in one of Fukuoka's secret cherry blossom spots.
A weekend at the famous onsen hot spring area, right outside of Tokyo.