Ako – Japan’s salt capital

I recently had the pleasure of visiting Ako, a small seaside city in the far western reaches of Hyogo Prefecture, just a short train ride away from Himeji.As well as being a great place to relax and unwind on the beautiful shores of the Seto Inland Sea, it is also an area with a long … More Ako – Japan’s salt capital

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