Temples, forests, onsens, Buddhist cuisine: here is one of the reasons you should stay a few days in Kyoto to explore the surroundings of the ancient capital. My hike from Kibune to Kurama
A few restaurants I like, personally tested: eating ramen in Tokyo
Stone Buddhas and temples in the deep of the forest, the Kunisaki peninsula is an unforgettable and little known land. A destination not to be missed in a trip to Kyushu
Cannaregio, Giudecca and Burano, three places in Venice off the beaten path, where walking is beautiful.
Samurai, geisha, contemporary art, beautiful gardens and excellent cuisine. Kanazawa is worth a visit.
Traveling by boat from Siem Reap to Battambang, among the floating villages (in Cambodia)
Luang Namtha, a walk in the primary forest of Nam Ha
One of the great views of Japan. My trip to Matsushima bay
A day trip from Kyoto, a trip among three beautiful, old temples south of lake Biwa, in Shiga-ken: Konan Sanzan
Where Tokyo seems a different city
Rugged mountains, volcanoes, hot waterfalls. And then bears and whales: a corner of wild and surprising Japan: Shiretoko National Park
An early hanami in February: a daytrip from Tokyo to Mito to see the plum blossoms at Kairakuen, one of the most beautiful gardens in Japan
Visiting Himeji castle, the most famous (and beautiful) in Japan
Back to the mountains for the amazing October Hachiman Matsuri in Takayama
,A trip to Taketomi, at the margins of the Ishigaki archipelago, in Okinawa. An excerpt from my book, on a completely different Japan
Exploring the beaches of Crete. A few days in Rethymno province around Triopetra and Agios Pavlos.