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Why Japan’s Michinoku Coastal Trail is the best hike I’ve ever done

8 min readPublished Nov 19, 2019

James Clark explains why the Michinoku Coastal Trail, which crosses parts of Japan scarred by the 2011 earthquake, is the best hike he’s done.

Why Japan’s Michinoku Coastal Trail is the best hike I’ve ever done
Art and culture

Five reasons to visit Iwate on your Japan trip

5 min readPublished Sep 24, 2019

A beautiful and varied natural landscape, traditional craft-making culture, and noodle specialities are just a few reasons to explore Iwate Prefecture.

The Kitayamazaki Cliffs are just one scenic highlight on the Sanriku Kaigan © HanaMai / Shutterstock
Art and culture

Handmade in Tōhoku: traditional crafts of northern Japan

7 min readPublished Jan 5, 2018

Japan’s ‘deep north’, the largely rural Tōhoku region is home to craft traditions that have been handed down over generations. A trip to this little…

Handmade in Tōhoku: traditional crafts of northern Japan