Yuta Ochiai

Yuta Ochiai

JAPAN LOCAL Editor

Writer with a keen interest in the 47 prefectures and the people, things and happenings within them. Occhi's dream is to move to a place where he's on assignment, providing knowledge to locals and travelers alike.
Abandoned factories in Sado look fit for a Bond villain lair
Sado Island is one of the hidden tourist gem spots in Japan that is unknown even to most Japanese. While having a rich history that includes being ...
8 great onsen in Gunma, Japan’s “hot spring heaven”
The abundance of hot spring resorts in Gunma, with notable resorts such as Kusatsu in the west or Ikaho in the north, has seen the prefecture garne...