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Wanted: Unlimited Lifetimes for Just Japan

A misty trail along the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route in Wakayama Prefecture
A misty trail along the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route in Wakayama Prefecture


Challenging the Highest Mountain in All of Tokyo

Sunset as seen from the summit of Tokyo’s Mt. Kumotori
Sunset as seen from the summit of Tokyo’s Mt. Kumotori


Why You Need to Explore the Seto Inland Sea

Fog covers the Seto Inland Sea as seen from a viewpoint in Setouchi
Fog covers the Seto Inland Sea as seen from a viewpoint in Setouchi


How to Visit This Trio of Antediluvian Sanctuaries

Seiganto-ji and Nachi Falls at Kumano Nachi Taisha in Wakayama Prefecture
Seiganto-ji and Nachi Falls at Kumano Nachi Taisha in Wakayama Prefecture


Why Now’s the Time for Public Relations

A man looks at his iPhone on iOS 14 which has blocked Facebook’s ability to track ads and made public relations in Tokyo, Japan more important
A man looks at his iPhone on iOS 14 which has blocked Facebook’s ability to track ads and made public relations in Tokyo, Japan more important


Salvaging My Now-Ruined Kansai Itinerary

The Hashidate limited express train bound for Kyoto’s Amanohashidate
The Hashidate limited express train bound for Kyoto’s Amanohashidate


Chance Encounters & the Inescapable Pull of Destiny

A statue of the Buddhist deity Benzaiten and a white snake
A statue of the Buddhist deity Benzaiten and a white snake

“Time is like a river that will take you forward into encounters with reality that will require you to make decisions. You can’t stop the movement down this river, you can’t avoid the encounters. You can only approach these encounters in the best way possible.”

—Ray Dalio


How Japan Was Forcefully Opened to the West

An artist’s rendition of Commodore Matthew C. Perry’s black ships sailing into Tokyo Bay
An artist’s rendition of Commodore Matthew C. Perry’s black ships sailing into Tokyo Bay


Why You Should Check Out this Side of Hiroshima


Welcome to Koenji, Tokyo’s Top Retro Neighborhood

People exit from Koenji’s Pal Street in western Tokyo
People exit from Koenji’s Pal Street in western Tokyo

Donny Kimball

Tokyo-based freelance digital marketing consultant who is addicted to exploring the lesser known sides of Japan.

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