Travelling around Japan during the Rugby World Cup 2019 – JNTO

As everyone gears up for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, another huge international sporting event is due to take place in Japan even sooner. The Rugby World Cup will be held from September to November 2019 at venues across Japan, promising a feast of high-quality sporting action in some of the most interesting cities in … More Travelling around Japan during the Rugby World Cup 2019 – JNTO

The Japan Times – Hiking the precipitous spine of central Honshu

I wrote a short feature for The Japan Times on hiking in the North Japan Alps recently; the article covers my three day hike from Kamikochi to Mt. Yari, across the notorious Daikiretto, before finally ascending the third highest mountain in Japan, Mt. Oku-Hotaka. I had a great weather window in late October last year, … More The Japan Times – Hiking the precipitous spine of central Honshu

Discover Miyazaki

Miyazaki Prefecture in eastern Kyushu is one of Japan’s hidden gems, with miles of wonderful coastline, superb mountainous scenery and legends and history at every turn. With good rail connections and even a regular ferry service from Kobe and Osaka, getting there couldn’t be simpler too! Here are some of the best sights: Takachiho This … More Discover Miyazaki

Must-See Japan – Paperback Version!

Must-See Japan is now available in paperback! Concise and practical guidebook for discovering the best places to visit, valuable insider tips and useful advice for planning your trip to Japan. Updated and improved for 2017! Super low price for a limited time! Available now (also for kindle, smartphones and tablets) at: Amazon (UK) – http://amzn.eu/3l5U1SoMore Must-See Japan – Paperback Version!

The best ski and hot spring resorts in Japan

Japan is well known for its distinctive seasons, and when winter rolls along, many parts of the country turn into white wonderlands, buried under meters of snow. This has resulted in some of the best ski resorts in Asia, with people travelling from all over the world to sample Japan’s famous powder. While the frigid … More The best ski and hot spring resorts in Japan