Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

July 9, 2021

It was postponed but not canceled. The Games of the XXXII Olympiad, aka the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games (yes, they’ve kept it as Tokyo 2020, not 2021, for marketing and branding purposes) will be held this year from July 23rd through August 8th. Originally scheduled to take place last year, the event was postponed in […]

Kyoto Marathon

February 15, 2018

Coming February 18, 2018. Konnichiwa! It’s the Kyoto Marathon, a popular race enticing 16,000 runners to this former Imperial capital of Japan, referred to by some as the thousand-year capital. The course is a scenic one, passing by no less than seven UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites, with impressive views of the surrounding five mountains and winding along […]

Nagoya Women’s Marathon 2018

September 25, 2017

Coming March 11, 2018. The largest women’s marathon in the world…it’s the Nagoya Women’s Marathon! Characterized by a level course with many runners achieving a personal best, this marathon takes you by famous sites in Nagoya such as the Nagoya Castle, City Hall, TV Tower, Osu Kannon, and Atsuta Jingu. Upon finishing, lucky ladies are treated to a […]


October 19, 2016

Glamping in Japan? Yes! HOSHINOYA Fuji offers breathtaking views of Mt. Fuji from it’s prime location on the slopes north of Lake Kawaguchi. Every guest room has floor to ceiling windows, a private ensuite bathroom, and a balcony with an outdoor campfire or wood burning stove. Public areas also take full advantage of this unique […]

In Deep: Powder Skiing in Hokkaido, Japan by Chicks with Stix

November 3, 2015

Coming January 29, 2016. Konnichiwa! Chick with Stix is heading to Hokkaido for their In Deep: Powder Skiing. This is the northern most island of Japan and is always laden with powder in the winter with at least 3-4 meters when ski season hits. This small group trip includes 6 and a half guided powder […]

Firefly Ride, Tokyo, Japan

August 11, 2015

Coming August 22, 2015. Light your ride! Hop on your bike and hit the city streets for the Firefly Ride held in Tokyo, Japan. This is a fun cycling event with lots of lights, colors, and music. Be sure to decorate your bike (and yourself!) in creative ways to participate and prizes will be awarded […]

Hakuba Happo-one, Japan

October 9, 2014

Ski season is fast approaching and this year, try something different..skiing in the Japanese Alps! You may remember Hakuba Happo-one from the alpine skiing downhill, super giant slalom, and combined slalom events at the 1998 Winter Olympic Games. If not, you’ll want to visit this impressive mountain range and quaint village that’s a mix of […]

Snow Goddess Retreats in Japan

September 4, 2014

Various dates in the first 3 months of 2015. Pack your skis, grab your snow-loving TrailblazerGirl-friends and sign up for one of the Snow Goddess Retreats in Japan! Hakuba, in the Northern Japanese Alps and host of the Nagano Winter Olympics, is your destination for this winter holiday. Skiers and snow boarders of all levels are […]

Japan Fall Tour by Women Traveling the World

August 26, 2014

Coming October 24, 2014. Grab a group of TrailblazerGirl-friends and say “konnichiwa” to Japan! Women Traveling the World has a Japan Fall Tour that covers the beautiful cities of Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara, and Hiroshima. Highlights include visits to the UNESCO World Heritage sites of the Shrines and Temples of Nikko, the Kyoto Imperial Palace, Todaijhi […]

Niseko, Japan

February 10, 2014

Consistently reported as one of the best destinations in the world for skiing. Niseko, on Japan’s northernmost island, Hokkaido, has some of the best, lightest, driest powder you’ll find anywhere. There are 4 interconnected resorts on Mt Annupuri, collectively known as the Niseko United, that are skiable with a single ticket. With an annual average […]