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Beginner’s Guide to Onsen in Japan

Japan’s hot springs are warm and welcoming. But how do you use them? Here's everything you need to know.

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All Ages: The Hardcore Scene in Japan

Sand, Numb, Saigan Terror and Soul Vice speak on the scene in Japan and the openness of the community.

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Japan’s X League: An American football experience in Japan.
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Japan’s X League: An American Football Game Day Experience in Japan

If you’re living in Japan and missing the experience of live American football, the X League is your answer.

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5 New Places to See in Tokyo on Your Next Trip to Japan

See what’s new in Japan’s capital as the country reopens for tourism.

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5 New Spots to Eat and Drink in Tokyo: Neo-Yokocho in Japan

Enjoy the essence of a classic 'yokocho' (side street) in a more contemporary setting by heading to a neo-yokocho in Tokyo.

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Winter Travel Jobs in Japan are Poppin’

Hotels, hostels, food and beverage and balancing the budget are in high demand this month on GaijinPot Jobs!

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History, Culture and Words Behind Shinto Shrines in Japan

Japanese shrines are beautiful and awe-inspiring. But what's actually in a shrine? Here's a quick run down of the basics, from kami to Korean dogs.

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2022 Top Jobs in Japan Week 44

Security, IT, food and beverage and localization positions in this week's Top Jobs in Japan!

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Backcountry Skiing in Japan: ‘Powder Kingdoms’ in Hokkaido and Nagano

Nagano and Hokkaido are Japan's two "powder kingdoms." Both destinations are full of unique backcountry terrain that will challenge you at every level of your skiing, split boarding or snowboarding abilities.

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5 Must-Have Japanese Kitchen Items to Gift

If you know a food lover, these kitchen items are the perfect gift!

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Brewing Coffee at Home in Japan

Japan loves coffee. Have you ever wanted to brew at home like the pros, but had no idea where to begin? This guide is for you.

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2022 Top Jobs in Japan Week 43

Hotel staff, food and beverage, security and localization in this week's Top Jobs in Japan!

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This Is What It's Like to Tour Inside the Fukushima Exclusion Zone

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5 Things to Know About Traveling to Japan in 2022 and Beyond

With Japan finally opening up, Gaijinpot explains what this means for visitors.

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All you Need to Know About Pocky Day in Japan

There’s no escape from the confectionery power of this ubiquitous chocolate-coated biscuit.

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5 Cool Things to do in Takadanobaba

If a day of discount movies, hearty ramen and fun activities sound good to you, here’s exactly where to do it all — in Takadanobaba.

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5 Things to Do in Izumo this Autumn in Japan

Looking for a weekend trip this autumn? Read on for five things to do in Izumo—the birthplace of sake and home to the most famous matchmaking shrine.

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