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Hotel Graphy Nezu lead photo
February 17, 2018

5 Reasons Why Hotel Graphy Nezu is the Coolest Hotel in Tokyo

This social apartment turned social hotel lends guests smartphones, runs events with local creatives and has an Instagram feed to live for.

February 7, 2018

4 Struggles of an ALT in Japan and How to Overcome Them

As an ALT you must be adaptable. You are a guest within a school and you’re there to help.

February 3, 2018

For Tokyo’s Best Budget Accommodation Sakura Hotel & Hostel Wins Every Time

Six things that set this pioneer of foreigner-friendly accommodation apart from the rest.

25 Things to Do in Yokohama
February 1, 2018

25 Things to Do in Yokohama

There’s plenty of things to do in Yokohama: a city by the beach with a western mind, a Japanese heart and an international soul. Here’s 25 ideas to get you started.

December 6, 2017

How to Navigate Lessons with a Special Needs Class

Teaching any type of English class in Japan can have its challenges, but special needs students offer unique, one-on-one situations to help you grow as a teacher — and a person.

December 3, 2017

Looking for Luxury? Indulge Yourself at Prince Hotel Resorts

Wherever you are in Japan a Prince hotel awaits. Check out these three properties for your next weekend getaway.

December 1, 2017

How to See (And Taste!) the Best of Japan’s Tohoku Region

The Cuisine Press has developed a series of unique tours that allow overseas tourists to sample Japan’s food culture while enjoying the beauty and charm of Tohoku’s farming and fishing villages.

Unwind Hotel & Bar Sapporo
November 21, 2017

This Designer Urban Chalet is a Dream Hokkaido Hotel IRL

Dream of a chalet experience but don’t want to leave the city? The oh-so-cozy Unwind Hotel & Bar brings the Swiss Alps to Sapporo.

November 8, 2017

What’s the perfect ALT-to-JTE teaching ratio?

An ideal English lesson should have a 50:50 teaching ratio with the JTE and ALT — but here’s how it should go for those non-ideal times.

November 7, 2017

The 300 Bar: Homegrown, Handmade and High-Quality

The friendliest — and cheapest — bar in Ginza is conveniently located with three locations.

November 2, 2017

Huber: Transforming Your Japan Travel Experience

This game-changing startup connects tourists to locals eager to guide foreigners around Japan with customized tours.

Hotel Uno Ueno downstairs
October 30, 2017

4 Things this Hybrid Hostel-Hotel in Tokyo Gets Exactly Right

Hotel Uno Ueno is the latest in Tokyo’s hybrid accommodations that combine the affordability and sociability of a hostel with the upgraded design and amenities of a hotel.

Tokyo Racecourse Heading
October 19, 2017

A Day at the Races: How to Watch Horse Racing in Tokyo

Looking for something a little bit different to do in Tokyo? Watching horse racing is one of the country’s most popular pastimes — find out why with a fun-filled day at the Tokyo Racecourse.

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