TRAVEL WRITING

Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto, Japan

Akido: The Martial Art of Harmony and Peace

Mount Koya, Japan

Magnificent Mount Koya

Words: Celia  • Photographs: Jason 

Shikoku, Japan

Chiiori – A Mountain Sanctuary

Words & Images: Jason

Discovering the charm of a traditional Japanese kominka.

Published on Setouchi Reflection Trip 

Himeji, Japan

Clashing of the Gods

Words & Images: Jason

Get in amongst the action at Japan’s most epic fighting festival.

Published in Kansai Scene Magzine

Shikoku, Japan

The Historic Gems of Kotohira

Words: Celia • Images: Jason

Make the 1,368-step pilgrimage to the ancient Kotohira Shrine.

Published on Setouchi Reflection Trip 

Shikoku, Japan

Ritsurin Park – the Jewel of Takamatsu

Words & Images: Jason

Walk around inside a window into Japan’s past. 

Published on Setouchi Reflection Trip 

Osaka, Japan

Osaka’s Coolest Neighborhoods

Words: Celia • Images: Jason

Get off the beaten track and take yourself on an underground tour of Osaka.

Published in Kansai Scene Magazine

Kansai, Japan

Blossom Magic

Words: Celia

Seven sakura spots to set up your picnic blanket and drink till dusk.

Published in Kansai Scene Magzine

Shikoku, Japan

Exploring East Shikoku

Words: Celia • Images: Jason

Take the road less traveled and immerse yourself in the gardens, valleys, rivers, and islands of eastern Shikoku.

Published in Kansai Scene Magazine

Wakayama, Japan

Hike Into Kumano’s Hot Spring Haven

Words: Celia • Images: Jason

Seek sky-scraping forests, simmering springs, and spiritual rejuvenation along the ancient Kumano Kodo.

Published in Kansai Scene Magzine

Mount Koya, Japan

Spirited Away

Words: Celia • Images: Jason and Giovanno Piliarvu

Find rest for your weary soul amidst soaring cedar forests with a spiritual retreat at the temple village of Mount Koya

Published in Renaissance Magazine

Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Carried Away in Kaohsiung

Words: Celia • Images: Jason

Discover a lesser-known corner of Taiwan this summer via the superb southern city of Kaohsiung.

Published in Kansai Scene Magzine

Awaji, Japan

Adventures on Awaji

Words: Celia • Images: Jason

Venture over to Awaji Island this summer where whirlpool cruises, traditional puppet shows, and delicious, mouthwatering burgers await.

Published in Kansai Scene Magazine

Kagoshima, Japan

A Perfect Long Weekend in Kagoshima

Words: Celia • Images: Jason

This winter, swap mulled wine for shochu and make a year-end getaway to Kagoshima.

Published in Kansai Scene Magazine

Shikoku, Japan

The Vine Bridges of Iya Valley 

Words & Images: Jason

Iya Valley's vine bridges have been traversed for more than 800 years.

Published on Setouchi Reflection Trip

Awaji, Japan

 Skirting the epic ocean whirlpools of the Naruto Strait 

Words: Celia • Images: Jason

Set sail around the whirlpools of Tokushima and Awaji Island.

Published on Setouchi Reflection Trip

Mount Koya, Japan

Magnificent Mount Koya

Words: Celia • Images: Jason

Seeking enlightenment for the New Year? Consider a winter pilgrimage to Koyasan, the Japanese headquarters of Shingon Buddhism.

Published in Kansai Scene Magazine

Osaka, Japan

Hidden Haunts

Words: Celia • Images: Jason

Osaka, ‘the nation’s kitchen’, is Japan’s top place to eat, drink and party.

Published in Renaissance Magazine

Kansai, Japan

Keeping the Zen in Autumn

Words: Celia • Images: Jason

Ready to go out and see nature’s fiery autumn show? Here are four Kyoto spots that can offer you the best of the leaves without having to join the masses.

Published in Kansai Scene Magazine

Japan

A Two-wheeled Journey Across Japan

Words: Celia • Images: Daniel Olsson

One man, one quest: Cycling the length of Japan solo.

Published in Kansai Scene Magzine

Wakayama, Japan

Traditional Whitewater Rafting in Wakayama

Words: Jason • Images: Jason & Minato Ishikawa 

Every year from May to September a 400-year-old tradition is brought to life on the Kitayama river.

Published in Kansai Scene Magazine

Osaka, Japan

Best-kept Secret of the Century

Words & Images: Celia 

Famed for blowfish and kushikatsu, Shinsekai might not be the glammest part of town, but it’s celebrating 100 years of serving up the true flavours of Osaka.

Published in Kansai Scene Magazine

Mount Koya, Japan

A Place for Weary Spirits

Words & Images: Jason

A quaint temple village known as Mount Koya in the Kii range south of Osaka is the national headquarters of Shingon Buddhism. Roughly half of its 120 temples open their doors to visitors overnight, culminating in one of the most authentically Japanese experiences.

Published in Scoot Magazine

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