Tokyo-based writer creating award-winning stories on travel and Japan for media around the globe.


I’m the author of seven books, including the NATJA Gold Prize-winning Travel Pack Japan, the award-winning photo book Tokyo: Capital of Cool, Travel Pack Kyoto & Nara, and the recent pair of titles, Japan Traveler’s Companion and Japanese Inns & Hot Springs

Travel writing

From Hokkaido to Okinawa, I’ve travelled to most parts of Japan on assignment, creating work like this Kyoto city guide for TIME, local’s look at Tokyo for National Geographic Traveler, hike through the Tanzawa range, and piece on bull sumo in the Oki Islands.

Japan features

I also write features on other aspects of Japan, from interviews with craftspeople like this piece on a man who makes running shoes for Japanese Olympians to food and drink stories, such as this feature tracing wasabi from farm to table and this farewell to Tsukiji Market.

Other projects

I’ve worked on travel- and lifestyle-related web projects for clients that have ranged from Airbnb to Reuters, producing work such as this IAA Brilliance Award-nominated website focusing on Tokyo’s modern and traditional faces and this online guide to central Japan.