Picturesque Waterfall Country (and Ninja) in Central Japan
Few places offer as many accessible waterfalls in one area as the Akami 48 Waterfalls, in Mie Prefecture.
Savor Local Japanese Life in Hiroshima
Attractive accommodation options in nature-rich Shobara and the port city of Onomichi make ideal bases for savoring the charms of Hiroshima prefecture at a leisurely pace while connecting with the local culture.
Swede Peo Ekberg is a Fair Trade Leader in Japan
The Director of One Planet Cafe shares his insights on Fair Trade and why it's a win-win for everyone.
Be the Lord of the Domain with a Luxury Stay in a Japanese Castle!
Two unusual programs offer accommodations that are fit for nobility—or an Edo-period ruler of one of Japan’s feudal provinces.
Five Young Japanese Women Making a Difference
A look at some young Japanese women making waves and inspiring others in their respective fields. Our “A list” includes an actress, an artist, an athlete, an author and an advocate for social change.
A Fresh Fashion Twist on Vintage Kimono
A young Japan-based Australian designer is reconstructing vintage kimono into bespoke garments.