Kurokawa Hot Spring Village, Kyushu

The charming hot spring village of Kurokawa in Kyushu is such a gem that I had a dilemma about whether or not I wanted to...

By Joanna Pearce
February 12, 2015 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Honolulu: The Savvy Insider’s Guide

Due to its relative proximity and some cultural similarities, Hawaii is a popular destination for those traveling from Japan, but many people stick to the...

By Cheryl White
January 29, 2015 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Okinawa in the Off Season

Okinawa in the winter months makes for an affordable getaway. Airfare and hotels are much cheaper, and the tourist attractions aren’t as crowded. The average...

By Teresa Ann Koide
January 22, 2015 | Adventures, Lifestyle

The Oki Islands: Diving into the Sea of Japan

Enter the underwater realm of the Sea of Japan and you are sure to notice certain things. First, there is the environment that surrounds you,...

By Bonnie Waycott
January 8, 2015 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Hoi An: A Magic Getaway

Vietnam. As far as holiday destinations, it’s an occasionally overlooked pick. While many Tokyoites head to Thailand or Indonesia to play in the sand, Hoi...

By Cynthia Popper
October 10, 2014 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Feeling at Home in Provence

"Dantes rose and looked forward, when he saw rise within a hundred yards of him the black and frowning rock on which stands the Chateau...

By Chiara Pace
September 25, 2014 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Kansai Diving: Exploring The Waters Off Wakayama

If you're curious about diving in Kansai, you might want to check out the southern curve of Wakayama prefecture. Kushimoto is a scene of fishing...

By Bonnie Waycott
September 11, 2014 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Sponsored: Fiji with the Family

Fiji is renowned for its beautiful beaches, friendly locals, and peaceful vibe. Given the welcoming nature of Fijians and their appreciation of children, it can...

By Hotels Combined
July 31, 2014 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Niijima: A Seaside Paradise

Miles of deserted white sandy beaches, azure water, rolling waves, cloudless blue skies, and open-air onsen. These are just some of the things you can...

By Megan Waters
July 3, 2014 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Hiking at Mt. Nokogiri

Mt. Nokogiri, or “mount sawtooth,” in Chiba prefecture is an easy one-hour trip away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Tokyo. As an antidote...

By Cheryl White
June 5, 2014 | Adventures, Lifestyle

The Third Kind: Being Still in Phuket

For most of us, there are two kinds of vacations. The high-adventure, super active, push-your-personal-limits kind, and the lazy, indulgent, lay-on-the-beach-with-a-coconut-drink kind. With three jobs...

By Cynthia Popper
May 22, 2014 | Adventures, Lifestyle