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Nature Trails

Hakkakuso in Tateyama offers a jumping-off point for cycling, swimming, and the well-preserved charm of Japanese fishing villages. Steve Trautlein heads to the coast.

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High Tea

Cha and music have long been Nagasaki’s two great passions. Simon Rowe hops on a tram to sample the Kyushu city’s delights.

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Time and again

The history of Arima runs as deep as its hot springs. Stephen Mansfield soaks up the local ambience.

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Riverside Retreat

The rustic Okayama town of Takahashi offers the casual visitor a release from the world. Stephen Mansfield enjoys the time on his hands.

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City by the Sea

Once a pirate haunt, the port town of Onomichi in the Inland Sea still houses an intriguing array of temples, and a surprising number of cats and cat lovers. Stephen Mansfield goes exploring.

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Easy Streets

Ocean breezes, smiling faces, exotic markets, and a laid-back pace. Catherine Pawasarat finds Japanese-style relaxation on the shores of the Noto Peninsula

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Into the Wild

John McGee plumbs the depths and scales the heights of Tohoku’s grandest national park.

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Green Peace

Home to Kyoto-style gardens and the Peace Museum for kamikaze, Chiran offers a healthy dose of history and culture. Stephen Mansfield takes a walk.

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