1. Hase Kannon 1300

    Hase Kannon is a towering statue of Kannon (a future Buddha) that gives its name both to the temple which houses it (Has…

  2. Peak Season

    With the 2011 completion of Tokyo Sky Tree, Ja…

  3. To Travel Hopefully

    In what now seems like a rather distant age, befor…

  4. Japan’s Long and Winding Road

    With mountainous terrain covering 85 percent of Ja…

  5. Tokaido: The End of the Road

    On January 4, 1868, the Emperor Meiji (1852–1912) …

  6. The Hakone-Tozan Line: Switchbacks and Flashbacks

  7. Treasures of the Toolbox

  8. Say Yes to Noto

  9. Toden-Arakawa: The Narrow Road to Tokyo’s Deep North

  10. Kitakami Cherry Blossoms