Over the past 3 months I’ve been traveling the entire length of Japan, exploring its cuisine from north to south – from the ice and snow in Hokkaido in February, through the riot of the cherry blossom season, and on to the sun and sand (and rain) of Okinawa in May.
It was an amazing trip exploring food and culture, and of course huge thanks must go to the entire support team that saw it through months of pre-production and a lot of travel on just about every form of transport possible.
There are a number of BIG projects coming out of this trip (one of which may be obvious from the photo above), but the first is a weekly Japan Travel Diary I wrote along the way as part of my regular “Around the Table” column for The Wall Street Journal’s Scene Asia.
I’ve collected all of the articles together here for you, so if you want to follow my trip from start to finish, just read on!
Hokkaido, Week 1: Off Script in Hokkaido
Tohoku, Week 2: Onsen Dining: Come for the Hot Springs, Stay for the Food
Ishikawa, Week 3: The Secrets of Perfect Sushi
Tokyo, Week 5: Back to School with Ramen
Tokyo II, Week 6: Yakitori and Negative Space
Kyoto, Week 7: Sweet Treats, and Tea, in Kyoto
Osaka, Week 8: When the B-List is Best
Fukuoka, Week 9: Saving Fukuoka’s Street Food
Okinawa, Week 10: Okinawa’s Gourmet Revival
You can stay tuned with the rest of my Around the Table columns for Scene Asia here. And of course, keep in touch for the SBS TV series and much more coming out of my trip over the next few months.