Wabi-Sabi Japan, Singhampton, Ont.
In an effort to introduce guests to authentic traditions in what he calls the “lost Japan,” Trimble invests considerable time and resources on scouting trips to areas that foreigners seldom visit. He takes the same approach in Tokyo and Kyoto, mapping out hidden finds and planning get-togethers with sake brewers, artists, and designers.
Excited about: Kyushu, in western Japan, is perfect for travelers who have already visited Kyoto and Tokyo and want to go farther afield. It has hundreds of hot springs, well-appointed ryokans, delicious regional cuisine (Hakata ramen; mizutaki chicken hot pot) and easy access to the outdoors.
Other specialty: Japan