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Nature and History in Yamagata’s Shonai
One of Tohoku’s six prefectures is Yamagata, located just north of Niigata Prefecture along the coast. It's a hidden gem for travelers in search of authentic cultural experiences and outdoor activities.
Trekking the Panorama Ginza Trail
The Northern Japan Alps have been a source of inspiration for centuries, from missionaries and foreign traders looking up at the mighty peaks, to hikers and rock climbers searching for adventure.
Mountainfilm on Tour in Hakuba
Autumn 2018 marked the first-ever Mountainfilm Festival in Hakuba. The event captured what we desperately need more of in life: stunning natural environments, inspiring films, good people, great food & beer, and local culture.
As summer rolls in, holidaymakers from the world over flock to the Mediterranean for sun, sea and sand.
Into the Mystic
While you probably won’t encounter an elusive river sprite in the highlands of the Northern Japan Alps, you may feel a bit lightheaded from the refreshing thin air, remarkable vistas and mystical aura of the mountains and valleys in Kamikochi.
Niseko is more than Japow - it’s the ultimate hidden destination for summer adventure sports.
This story is about an era where people forgot history and classical literature was lost; it’s a crazy story of a lone photographer.
Chasing Dragons in Komodo
As our speedboat charges across the water I’m struck by the feeling of stepping into a real-life Jurassic Park.
A Flash from the Past on the Lower Kiso Road
Follow the Ancient Trail of the Nakasendo with Amy Chavez
One spring afternoon in 2008, 24-year-old Okayama native Toru Osugi was a few years out of college working odd jobs and looking for a new hobby to pursue.
Plogging Sweeps the Globe
It’s 2018 and we’re faced with some scary realities our parents and dystopian novels warned us about.
Tohoku Storm Chasing
Just a few hours north of Tokyo by Shinkansen (bullet train) await remote mountains and the countryside of Tohoku’s Akita and Iwate prefectures.
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