Koyasan, Wakayama prefecture, Kansai. Photo by Samuel Berner on Unsplash

Why there’s no real off-season to travel to Japan

Ditch the skis for summer hiking in Hokkaido, swap the cherry blossom crowds for coastal getaways, and even onsen hopping in autumn.

Okinawa: Asia's gateway

A visit to Okinawa’s historic sites is a journey into Okinawan history—with each castle, district or spiritual center providing a window into the culture and traditions of the Okinawan people, past and present

Land, sea and surf…Okinawa action

With its breathtaking natural resources and location in the sunny subtropics, Okinawa has a well-earned reputation amongst sports lovers for thrilling outdoor activities

The exotic longevity of Okinawa

Okinawan longevity has been the subject of much research—the results of which point to many reasons with two in particular standing out

Japan's cherry blossom season blooms

Top tips to make the most of Japan’s fleeting cherry blossom “sakura” season