Photo essay: Day trip to Miyajima

Miyajima, also known as Itsukushima, is one of Japan's most popular and iconic tourist destinations. It's located in Hiroshima Prefecture and is accessible by ferry. When you step off the boat, you really do feel you are on sacred ground, 11.73 square miles to be exact. Did you know historically, regular folk were not allowed to set [...]

Photo essay: Day trip to Mihonoseki

Seki is a goodly place, facing the morning sun; there, from the holy mountains, the winds blow softly, softly Soyo-soyoto! - Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan by Lafcadio Hearn Looking for more off the beaten track Japan? Mihonoseki should be your next stop. This small fishing town straddles the invisible border between Shimane and Tottori prefectures in [...]