Steve John Powell

British-born travel writer Steve John Powell has spent around 20 years living in Spain, and another 20 in Japan. Together with his photographer wife Angeles Marin Cabello, Powell has written extensively about both countries for numerous publications, including BBC Travel, CNN Travel, The Japan Times, and inflight magazines around the world. He feels equally at home practising zazen (seated meditation) in a rural Japanese temple, or exploring the marvels of Modernist architecture in Barcelona.
Steve John Powell
British-born travel writer Steve John Powell has spent around 20 years living in Spain, and another 20 in Japan. Together with his photographer wife Angeles Marin Cabello, Powell has written extensively about both countries for numerous publications, including BBC Travel, CNN Travel, The Japan Times, and inflight magazines around the world. He feels equally at home practising zazen (seated meditation) in a rural Japanese temple, or exploring the marvels of Modernist architecture in Barcelona.

Latest from Steve John Powell

In Japan, viewing the colours of maple leaves in autumn is a cultural obsession

The viewing of autumn's changing colours is a national obsession in Japan. We rustle up the best spots for taking in the dazzling display.

15 Apr 2015 - 4:12PM

The viewing of autumn's changing colours is a national obsession in Japan. We rustle up the best spots for taking in the dazzling display.

In Japan, viewing the colours of maple leaves in autumn is a cultural obsession
The joys of spring: a different view of Japan’s cherry blossom

If you want to catch the upcoming cherry blossom season in Japan, but don’t fancy the festival-sized crowds in urban centres, try a more sedate alternative in Chugoku, writes Steve John Powell.

15 Apr 2015 - 3:42PM

If you want to catch the upcoming cherry blossom season in Japan, but don’t fancy the festival-sized crowds in urban centres, try a more sedate alternative in Chugoku, writes Steve John Powell.

The joys of spring: a different view of Japan’s cherry blossom