Emily Paine

Emily is a freelance writer who has been living in Tokyo since 2014, having spent her childhood here before moving to London. As a travel writer for the Rough Guides, she traveled around the world and still thinks Japan is the weirdest and best place she's ever visited. She loves reading, running and exploring Tokyo (or anywhere) with her two sons.

Articles By Emily

Palawan: Backpacker’s Paradise to Grownup’s Haven

The Philippines is made up of over 7,000 islands, the majority of which seem to be blissfully gorgeous—local lore says that Alex Garland was inspired...

March 23, 2016 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Hiking with Kids in Kamakura

Kamakura is beautiful. Despite several trips to Hakone and the surrounds and plenty of time peering out of Tokyo skyscrapers in the right direction, I've...

March 10, 2016 | Families

Communing With the Gods on Miyajima

Miyajima is apparently where God (or is it gods?) lives. That seems like a fairly compelling reason to visit, and looking back at the island...

February 11, 2016 | Adventures, Lifestyle

A Family Adventure in the Paradise of Palau

It was our usual holiday prep: while throughout the year other friends (even the ones without kids) fine-tuned carefully planned itineraries to exotic locations, poring...

January 30, 2016 | Families