Anthony Weersing

Bio: Anthony has spent the last 25 years living, working, and traveling throughout Asia. Now based in Toronto, Canada, for 11 years he called Kyoto home. In Japan, he fell in love with traditional Japanese crafts and went on to develop deep connections with woodworkers, potters, papermakers, sake brewers, and masters of other crafts. He has also studied traditional woodworking, collected and sold Japanese textiles, and has written about Japan for the Lonely Planet and other travel publications. These past 10 years, Anthony has designed and led multi-day biking and walking trips for one of the world’s oldest and most luxurious active travel companies.

  • Specialties: Kyoto, Nara, Kanazawa, Okayama, and Hiroshima. Japanese carpentry, pottery, paper, sake and food; hiking in Japan; cycling in Japan
  • Location: Toronto, Canada (Eastern Standard Time)
  • Communication: email, phone, Skype and Facetime