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October 27, 2017

Ditch the Train! See Japan in a Camper Van

This is what happens when you rent a camper in Japan and unexpectedly drive up a mountain.

October 14, 2017

Japan Wanderlust: You Will Get Lost!

How to transcend this and other negative travel expectations when visiting Japan, plus more than 10 resources for first timers.

October 6, 2017

Japan’s Tourism ‘Fails’ Make it a Perfect Travel Destination

The anti-tourist’s wet dream: Japan — and all its quirky charms — is waiting for you, despite the government’s befuddling missteps at promotion.

September 29, 2017

Autumn Mystery Fruit in Japan: Akebi

Somewhere in northern Japan, someone is cooking this fruit and making it taste fantastic. That person, though, is not me.

September 7, 2017

Japan Wanderlust: The Joy of Getting Naked

Going commando at Japan’s natural hot spring baths make taking a dip an other-worldly experience. We answer questions for first-timers and highlight five hot springs for you to get “eau naturale” during your fall and winter travels.

August 23, 2017

10 Articles To Make Life Easier for New ALTs in Japan

So, you’ve just flipped your life upside down (in a good way!) and started anew as an assistant language teacher (ALT) in Japan…

August 11, 2017

Japan Wanderlust: 5 Freaking Incredible Mountains to Hike

Aug. 11, is a holiday for the sole purpose of giving you time to cozy up to Japan’s mountains. Check out these non-Fuji mountainous destinations that are worth a climb at any time of the year.

July 27, 2017

Viral Artist Mixes Coffee Cups, Tokyo & Instagram

Meet the illustrator whose hobby is showing his IG followers compact-yet-detailed views of Tokyo — all on a reused coffee cup. We’re addicted to these panoramic-style videos, and here’s why.

July 25, 2017

Japan Wanderlust: Get On Up To Tohoku

Cool off in Japan’s northeastern region satiated with poetic mountain air, huge festivals and unforgettable lakes that will leave you lusting for more.

Takenohama
July 6, 2017

Japan Wanderlust: This Week’s Inspiring Travel

Join us on a visual trip to white sandy beaches, massive waterfalls and the geekiest cafe in Western Tokyo.

June 16, 2017

The Top 5 Konbini Countdown: Part 2

Where do you stand in the FamilyMart vs. 7-Eleven debate? There’s a new #1 in our top 5 konbini for 2017