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The untranslatable word that connects Wales
A blend of homesickness, nostalgia and longing, "hiraeth" is a pull on the heart that conveys a distinct feeling of missing something irretrievably lost.
Wakkanai: The Great Outdoors and Curling on the Northern Tip of Hokkaido
A few days spent in Wakkanai (稚内市) - a little-known destination with plenty of unusual experiences on offer.
An Unexpected Stay on Hokkaido’s Rebun Island
Adventures on Rebun Island (礼文島, Rebuntō), one of Japan's northernmost islands off the coast of Hokkaido.
Rishiri Island: Mist, Mountains, and Sea Urchins
A few days exploring Rishiri Island (利尻島, Rishiri-tō) on the northern edges of Hokkaido - a small island within the Rishiri-Rebun-Sarobetsu National Park.
Japan’s ancient vegetarian meal
Japan's ancient vegetarian cuisine, founded in Temples and now served at the tables of Michelin-starred restaurants.
Japanese “Forest Bathing” Is the Anxiety Reliever You Need Right Now
A guide to making the most of your time in trees, the Japanese-way.
Japan’s formula for life satisfaction
The term ikigai is a succinct way to describe what gets you up in the morning – be it work, family or a well-loved hobby – much like a prosaic version of the French raison d'être.
Everything to See, Eat, and Do on Your Big Trip to Tokyo
A two-week itinerary for a trip to Tokyo and beyond used as part of Thrillist's 20 places for 2020.
Japan’s ancient way to save the planet
A study of the Japanese concept 'mottainai' - adding 'respect' to the usual trio of reduce, reuse and recycle.
Japan’s naked art of body positivity
An exploration of Japan's bath houses and their roles in society.
There's One Catch to Hiking the Japanese Mountain Promising Rebirth
A journey to challenge the six roots of perception as I climbed Mt. Mitoku in Tottori, Japan.
Sado - Inland Adventures of an Exile Culture
With an unusual culture of import and export, Sado is an island of relaxed towns, rich history and delicious food. Once an isolated island it soon became a hub of visiting ships, ready to transport the gold the island offered up and leave behind the mainland’s unwanted characters.
Japan’s most remote onsen
A four-day hike to Japan's most remote onsen, known as the high plains of heaven
10 ways to experience Japan’s culture of excellence
An exploration of Japan's most elevated experiences for Matador, in partnership with ANA.
Call of the Country
A look at the rejuvenation projects taking place in rural Tottori - Japan's least-populated prefecture.