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Cassandra Lord

Cassie is a British writer who loves to get creative. Whether it’s cooking up a questionable British-Japanese recipe or finding the perfect angle for that shrine shot, she’ll be the first to try it out.

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Culture

Culture Shock 101: Expect the Unexpected on Your Japan Trip

A first trip to Japan can be filled with all sorts of surprises! Here’s what to expect to avoid problems and stay respectful.

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Experience Bonsai, Kimono and Japanese Culture in Saitama Prefecture

Right on Tokyo’s doorstep, Saitama Prefecture offers kimono rentals, rickshaw rides, sweet potato treats and much more!

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Japan’s Whisky Region: Experience Chichibu’s Food and Malt

Get a literal taste of Chichibu's best alcohol and local cuisine.

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Japan Travel 101: Your First Trip in 2023

How to plan for your first trip to Japan

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How to Rent a Car in Japan

Here are the basics on taking the road less traveled.

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Illumination Events in Japan for Christmas 2022

It’s time to spread that Christmas spirit! Here are the best illuminations happening around Japan.

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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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Gift Giving in Japan: Sad, Happy, Overjoyed? Have a Towel

Towels might not be your first choice abroad, but in Japan, they’re a meaningful and practical gift. Why is that?

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The Best Halloween Parties and Events for 2022

Halloween is back with a bang! Find out where to party in Tokyo for Halloween 2022.

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5 Great Places to Go Glamping in Japan

Here are five awesome spots to get close to nature, even if you’re not a camping person.

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5 Ways to Enjoy Autumn in Japan

Here are five fun ways to make the most of the fall season for your next visit in Japan.

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Shopping for Wedding Rings in Japan

Here are some quick tips on finding the perfect ring for your perfect partner.

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