Professional Details

Short Biography

I grew up in a sleepy North Wales village, with the mountains of Snowdonia fostering my love of the outdoors. Following a few years in Manchester for university and work, I left the UK for Japan and have now been living in Osaka for over a decade. Besides teaching and writing, I spend most of my time travelling and climbing the many mountains of Japan.

Professional Activities

I’m a writer for Navitime Travel (sightseeing website for Japan) and frequently write about travel and the outdoors for the likes of Forbes Travel Guide, The Japan Times, Japan Today, The Guardian, JNTO (Japan National Tourist Organization), Lonely Planet and others.

Recent Publications

Must-See Japan

Walking and Trekking in the Japan Alps and Mt. Fuji (due Feb 2019)

Personal Information


Tom Fay


Osaka, Japan


Specialist Activities

Outdoors writing / Travel writing / Photography

Specialist Areas

Japan / Snowdonia / Himalayas

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