Island life, Japanese style

Leave mainstream Japan for a spell in subtropical Okinawa, a relaxed backwater with fine beaches and clear waters Text by Steve White Extending southwest from the bottom...
Annapurna skiing

150 Asian adventures: Skiing and boarding

Asia’s snowsport gets little attention internationally yet arguably offers the most diverse experiences of any region of the planet thanks to its varied seasonality, topographies and cultures

Kumano Kodo

Hiking the tranquil, temple-studded peninsula south of Osaka is even more a spiritual journey than it is a physical one
Japanese contrast

Japan: artful enigma

Mysticism and modernism are rarely such close partners as they are in Japan, where every view and every byway offers inspiration and invites reinterpretation

Prime powder plays

Logging some slope-time this winter? With Japan the playground of choice for most boarders and skiers, we take a quick tour of some of...

A link in the chain

Freediver, filmmaker, model: Ai Futaki is always looking to make a difference Tim Rock Ai Futaki is floating on the surface of the Philippine Sea...
Pillows of lovely pow

Great white slopes, part II: northern exposure

Our focus in the second half of our series on Japan's best winter resorts turns to the northern island of Hokkaido. Though most of...

Great white slopes

The first of a two-part look at the best of Japan's winter scene checks out the resorts of Honshu Japan undoubtedly has the best...

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Having a blast - Asia's 10 best volcano hikes (and plenty more almost as good) Looking for a truly elemental challenge? Hiking a volcano...
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