My Visit to "Kyoto by the Sea"
Hi, I'm Donny 👋🏻
Since as far back as 2016, I've been documenting Japan's many hidden gems in an effort to get more overseas visitors off of the beaten path.
My goal is to connect international fans of Japan with the types of attractions and destinations they would love if they only knew they existed.
Both here on this blog and on social media, you'll find countless suggestions for what to do and where to go here in Japan.
Join me and let's together enjoy exploring a different side of Japan!
Over the years, I've authored hundreds of in-depth feature articles on many of Japan's top hidden gems.
If you're looking for some inspiration for your upcoming trip, take a look at my always growing collection of area guides.
No matter what you're interested in, you're bound to find something that fits your needs.
Chill Out on Chiba's Boso Peninsula
A Bucolic Part of Northern Nagano
Hamamatsu's Top Hidden Gem
One of Gunma’s Sacred Mountains
Backyard Tourism Vol. 12
Why You Shouldn’t Skip this City in Shizuoka Prefecture
Why a Day Trip to Nara Just Isn’t Enough…
This is a convenient collection of helpful advice for travelers looking to visit Japan.
Though a lot of this is obvious to people living in Japan, the same cannot be said for those coming from overseas.
Keep these tips in mind for when you next visit Japan...
An In-depth Guide to Japanese Alcohol
The Sun is Setting on Instagram's Reign
Connecting Buyers Overseas with the Place We Love
5 Reasons Why the Country Should be Your Top Choice
My Mission to Only Support Made in Japan
From Ramen to Rice, Let’s Take a Look at Japan’s Vending Machines
What I Learned about Loving Japan & Self-Worth
Why I Need More Lifetimes for Japan