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Climbing Mount Fuji

Towering over the surrounding countryside on the border of Shizuoka and Yamanashi prefectures a little south of Tokyo, Mount Fuji is as iconic of Japan as sushi, shinkansen bullet trains ...
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The Calm of Kamikatsu

For an obscure little town in the heart of the mountains of Tokushima Prefecture, the town of Kamikatsu is remarkably well known. Its zero-waste management program has attracted international attention, even featuring on...
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Permit Me to Watch the Sun Rise

Permit Me to Watch the Sun Rise By Tab Paterson Darjeeling – Queen of the Hill Stations. I fell in love with this mountain outpost the moment I arrived. As I was only able to spend four days in the city, it turned ...
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Phang Nga Canoeing

PHANG NGA CANOEING By David Rutter It was dark. Pitch black for short periods. All I had to navigate by was the flickering torch of the canoe ahead, and my memory of where the flickers had been beforehand. In my head I r...