Writer: Peter Leonard
Peter moved from the UK to Japan in March 2010 and has been living in Satiama Prefecture with his wife ever since. His passions include hiking, writing, Japanese culture (both traditional and modern) and engaging in the popular Japanese sport of tussling for the free seat on trains during rush hour.
Japan, the land of convenience, even tames it's mountains with 'Koya', or mountain huts. These uniquely Japanese pockets of civilization need to be seen to be believed...
October 7, 2017
That cheap plane that leaves Japan at 4am looks so tempting, but how is it possible? Well, not only is it possible, those off-peak flights offer a unique experience of spending the night in a Japanese airport...
September 30, 2017
When most people visit Japan for the first time, there’s few itineraries they have in mind. Very few of them involve a visit to the Hokuriku region. Here's why you definitely should go, and a sample itinerary stretched across the region's three main cities.
August 7, 2017
Mount Fuji is one of the most popular mountain climbs in the world. And yet very few people climb it from the start. What is on neglected first half of the track and why don't people walk it anymore?
July 26, 2017
It's summer in Japan. And that means fireworks! So slip into your kimono or “jinbei”, grab an uchiwa fan and check out these five fireworks festivals in the Kanto region...
July 12, 2017
Tokyo’s relative distance, the language barrier and the heady mix of modern and traditional sets Japan’s capital up as an enigma to tourists. Some misconceptions are understandable, others are downright bizzare.
March 30, 2017