Kurokawa Onsen

Kurokawa Onsen

Kurokawa Onsen is a quintessential hot-spring town in central Kyushu, approximately a 90-minute drive from Kumamoto Airport. Having traveled extensively throughout Japan, I can truly…

Summer Festivals in Japan

Summer Festivals in Japan

Summer in Japan is exciting and magical as the country is enveloped in an array of colors and boisterous sounds. With summertime matsuri or festivals…

Winter in Japan is Absolutely Gorgeous

Japan is gorgeous in winter offering a range of wonderful activities from enjoying some of the of the world’s finest ski slopes to participating in…

Kyoto is a Magical Journey

Kyoto is a Magical Journey

Kyoto is magical and it is easy to understand why the city received Conde’ Nast Travelers Readers’ Choice Award as the best Asian city of…

Yanaka is One of Tokyo’s Most Cherished Neighborhoods

Yanaka is One of Tokyo’s Most Cherished Neighborhoods

As part of a series of articles on our favorite neighborhoods in Tokyo, JapanQuest Journeys takes you to Yanaka, in many ways the best preserved…

A Few Words About the Japanese People

The events of the past few weeks have brought into focus the best of the Japanese people. Fortitude, compassion, kindness and civility are but a…