Burcu Basar, originally from Istanbul, Turkey, is doing her PhD in Japan in an area that miraculously combines her profession—law—and her passion—national parks. She lives in Tokyo but can often be found in various national parks all over Japan.
From Kanazawa to Yamadera, these five rewarding destinations in Japan are now cheaper to access via bullet train.
Northern Kyushu is a perfect destination to combine hiking with Japanese cultural experiences.
A journey to the abandoned villages and historical churches of Nagasaki to explore the intriguing story of Japan's hidden Christians.
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Early spring is the perfect opportunity for a weekend escape to celebrate sakura and hanami in coastal towns outside of Tokyo.
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Experience one of the last hidden gems of Japan traveling through the largest prefecture in Tohoku.
Monkeys, a rocket launch and a volcano eruption—all on one journey through this ancient island in Japan.
Stories of people with big dreams keeping small Japanese towns alive
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