For decades Dkun has traveled the waters, rails, byroads, high roads and skies, around, on and above the islands of Japan. He tries to share both the subtle and sublime beauty of his adopted home and its people with readers and maybe entice them to experience the Land of the Rising Sun firsthand.
Cycle the island of Hachijojima south of Tokyo for an amazing experience off the beaten path.
August 28, 2018
Sunsets alone along the Sea of Japan, or Nihonkai as it’s called in Japanese, make getting there well worth the effort, and the cycling and camping it offers make it more than well worth it.
August 14, 2018
The Daibutsu (Great Buddha / 大仏) of Japan rank among the oldest, largest and most impressive in the world. Unbeknownst to most people there’s a very impressive Daibutsu statue in Japan’s capital.
August 10, 2018
Cherry Blossoms are in full bloom in Tokyo now and there’s many famous areas to see the pink and white flowers across the city.
March 28, 2018
The fortress was built in a style unique to the island known as Gusuku, incorporating Chinese design with local characteristics and materials. These Gusuku were built across the island between the end of the 12th century and the beginning of the 14th, in response to both internal island conflict and threats from across the seas.
October 23, 2017
For a quarter of a century Animal Refuge Kansai (ARK) has been rescuing dogs and cats that no one else wanted.
August 16, 2017
The river is the historic Ara River, known by its Japanese name, Arakawa, and is the source of the water you drank half an hour ago. It flows north down from the Chichibu mountains, then curves east out onto the Kanto Plain until it bends south at around Kumagaya City.
July 20, 2017
West of the road were a series of lakes, ponds, marshes and wetlands between you and the sea. To the east was the Iwaki River, farm villages and the southern end of the Tsugaru Mountains, the northernmost mountains of the Ou chain.
May 27, 2017