Living color: Basking in Tochigi's golden hues

Travel Oct 20, 2017

Living color: Basking in Tochigi's golden hues

Traveling into the Shiobara Valley by bus, visitors are assailed by the rich, intensely cultivated fields of Nasunogahara. The reformations that characterized Japan's Meiji Era (1868 -1912) were not confined to political or social change, the volcanic wasteland of Nasunogahara undergoing a transformation of ...

Hiroshima's past is one of many reasons to pay a visit

Travel Aug 4, 2017

Hiroshima's past is one of many reasons to pay a visit

The early morning light on this summer day, illuminating the under canopies of trees and sending warm, golden strobes across the oyster cafes over the embankments of the Kyobashi River, is enchanting. A fan-shaped city divided by seven deltaic waterways, Hiroshima sits on six islands ...