Writer Profile

Kimberly Hughes

Kimberly Hughes, originally from the southwestern U.S. desert, is a freelance writer covering arts and culture, travel, and social features from Japan and beyond. She is also a translator, university educator and community organizer. She can often be found with her laptop in the cafés of the metropolis, and when she is not working/drinking coffee, she loves trying out new recipes with the veggies from her home garden. Besides Japanese, she speaks French, Spanish and Portuguese, and wonders if she will ever be able to wrap her brain around Italian.



Article by Kimberly Hughes

Area Guide: Get To Know an Unexplored Slice of Tokyo Culture in Bakurocho

Shimane Prefecture: Where Time is Connected Through Cultural Heritage

Izumo in Shimane Prefecture: Where Heaven and Earth Connect

Natural Vistas & Exquisite Artisanship: The Best of Saga Prefecture

5 Ways to Enjoy a Perfect Weekend Getaway in Ureshino City

Saga Airport: Where the Adventure Begins


Local Tottori Accommodations Blend Tradition with Creativity


Explore the Spiritual Side of Japan's Shimane Prefecture with Local Accommodations

Okinawan Islands: Where it’s Always Summer

Herbal Healing: Two Wellness Retreat Destinations in Tokyo’s Backyard

"It's The Small Things That Give Me Hope": A Conversation With 89-Year-Old Japanese Poet Masao Ogatsu

Tokyo DJ Peter Barakan on His 45-Year Career, Why He Quit Twitter, and Sharing Music Taste with Bowie