My fifth article for Stars and Stripes was just published, you will be able to pick it up on newsstands beginning this Friday! I profiled Matsumoto and Nagano including local cuisine, activities, and experiences.
The online version is available here: Exploring Nagano
My next two upcoming travel stories will feature Aomori (Hachinohe, Oirase, Aomori and Hirosaki) and Wakayama (Koyasan and Kumano Kodo). As usual, I look forward to sharing my travel experiences around Japan with American readers here!