A weekend in Oita

Travel | A Weekend In Jan 11, 2019

A weekend in Oita

by Oscar Boyd

Nestled along the east coast of Kyushu, the city of Oita is home to almost half a million people, making it by far the largest urban center in Oita Prefecture. However, aside from the prefectural art museum, there is little that is unique about ...

A weekend in Saitama

Travel | A Weekend In Dec 8, 2018

A weekend in Saitama

by Claire Williamson

Kick off a weekend in Saitama Prefecture in Kumagaya, an excellent starting point for a trip that will take you all across the region — from river rafting in the forested mountains of Chichibu to the historical alleys of Kawagoe.

A weekend in Sapporo

Travel | A Weekend In Nov 10, 2018

A weekend in Sapporo

by Oscar Boyd

For more than a third of the year, Sapporo is buried beneath thick snow. During its warmer months, however, the city shrugs off its winter coat and bursts into life. If winter is uncomfortably cold, then summer is refreshingly cool; Sapporo doesn't suffer from the ...

A weekend in Fukuoka

Travel | A Weekend In Oct 18, 2018

A weekend in Fukuoka

by Oscar Boyd

Located on the northern shore of Kyushu, Fukuoka is one of Japan's most vibrant cities: It is the fastest-growing city outside Tokyo, it has the youngest average population and has gone to great lengths over the past few years to position itself as Japan's ...

A weekend in Tokyo

Travel | A Weekend In Sep 13, 2018

A weekend in Tokyo

by Oscar Boyd

When planning a weekend in Tokyo, be ready to accept defeat: It is simply not possible to see everything. Tokyo remains the largest city on the planet with a metropolitan area that is home to some 38 million people. It is defined by this vast ...