Magnificent 1960s modernist interior design, Hotel Okura Tokyo, Lobby
The Origins of the Japanese Aesthetic 

Insider Japan is your Lounge for the latest information on this amazing country. Pull up a chair, as in the classic modernist chairs at the famous Hotel Okura Tokyo above, as  I will be uploading my personal and professional archives which include my research, data, writings, artwork, interviews, readings and even my academic papers from U.C. Berkeley and Cornell University. 

Japan is so much more than Geishas and Fujiyama and I am excited to be sharing this wealth of information with you. 

All visitors now have special access to my own extensive library of travel itineraries which have been produced over the past 20 years in Japan. You can also listen to The Readings of these itineraries at iTunes - JAPAN PRIVATE JOURNEYS.


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In October 2010, I returned to Arashiyama in western Kyoto and the famous Togetsukyo Bridge. Just south of the bridge is a quiet boat landing where I boarded a small private boat bound for Hoshinoya - Kyoto's great Urban Resort. Once the property of a wealthy Kyoto merchant Ryoi Suminokura, the retreat became a Japanese inn more than 100 years ago. After more than 30 years I returned to this magnificent setting on the banks of the river in the dramatic Oigawa River gorge and fell in love again with all that makes Kyoto so special...continue.

Tsuki Twin Room

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