Donny Kimball

Donny Kimball

Tokyo-based freelance digital marketing consultant who is addicted to exploring the lesser known sides of Japan. He is leveraging his skill set to bring more awareness to Japan's hidden gems.

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Sep 2, 2021

Wonderful Setouchi

Wonderful Setouchi

Found between the western Honshu and the island of Shikoku, the Seto Inland Sea has one of the highest concentration of attractions in Japan.

Aug 27, 2021

The Kumano Sanzan

The Kumano Sanzan

The sacred and antediluvian Kumano Sanzan trio is comprised of Kumano Hongu Taisha, Kumano Nachi Taisha and Kumano Hayatama Taisha.

Aug 19, 2021

My Plans Be FUBAR!

My Plans Be FUBAR!

Resulting from a recent travel disaster, this guide will show you what to do when you find yourself in Osaka and the rains won't stop.

Aug 15, 2021

Benzaiten's White Snakes

Benzaiten's White Snakes

How a chance encounter with an old friend led to a causal vortex of change that would alter every aspect of my personal and professional life.

Aug 5, 2021

The Story of Shimoda

The Story of Shimoda

Found at the southern tip of Shizuoka's Izu Peninsula, the historic town of Shimoda is is deeply tied Commodore Perry and the opening of Japan.

Jul 21, 2021

Braving a Visit To Kure

Braving a Visit To Kure

Found less than hour from Hiroshima, the port and shipbuilding city of Kure served as the headquarters of the Japanese navy during the war.

Jul 15, 2021

Backyard Tourism Vol. 11

Backyard Tourism Vol. 11

Found west of Shinjuku, Koenji is Tokyo's top retro neighborhood. From vintage clothing to old school eateries, Koenji has much on offer.

Jul 7, 2021

Back in Hiroshima

Back in Hiroshima

While Hiroshima is no stranger to tourists, most visitors sadly only ever experience the sites related to the atomic bombing and World War II.

Jun 26, 2021

Fantastic Fuchu

Fantastic Fuchu

From ancient shrines to the lovely Kyodo-no-Mori, western Tokyo's Fuchu is an area that is chock full of hidden gems and attractions.

Jun 4, 2021

Inuyama Castle

Inuyama Castle

Prefecture's Inuyama Castle is Japan's oldest surviving medieval fortress. If you're in the area and like history, you need to check it out!

May 25, 2021

Chasing the Cherry Blossoms

Chasing the Cherry Blossoms

While the standard timing to view the cherry blossoms is the end of March, the trees reach their peak much earlier down elsewhere in Japan.

May 13, 2021

Meet Me in Morioka

Meet Me in Morioka

Found between Aomori to the north and the rest of Tohoku to the south, Morioka is a convenient transportation hub that also has many attractions.