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  • Yakuzen: Healthy train travel in Japan

    As far as Japanese public transport goes, nothing competes with the shinkansen (bullet train), but tour leader Mark Fujishige has found no end of novel ways to take to the tracks. As one of the world's healthiest nations, perhaps we shouldn't be surprised by the Yakuzen Resha train, complete with herbal medicine-infused bento boxes. (more…)

  • 6 of the best summer festivals in Japan

    As the colds of winter crept closer last year, we picked our 6 favourite winter festivals - crisp evenings, thick snow and twinkly illuminations make the season a special one. But with long hot days, icy beer and a calendar fit to burst with events, when it comes to festivals in Japan, nothing beats summer. (more…)


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