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The Story of Shimokitazawa, Tokyo
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The Story of Shimokitazawa

There's history behind this hipster 'hood, once dubbed the coolest neighborhood in the world.

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5 Craft Beer Festivals to Attend in Japan this Spring

Lovers of craft brew unite! As spring approaches celebrations of beer blossom!

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5 Tips for Women Traveling Solo in Japan

One of the world’s safest countries, Japan can still be daunting for lone female travelers.

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Nescafe Opens Their First Nap Cafe in Oimachi, Tokyo

Offering a customizable chair or bed, pillow, and lighting, plus more coffee than is probably safe to drink.

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A Guide to Hiking the Kumano Kodo Iseji Route in Mie, Japan

Including the history, guide maps, itineraries, and what to see, do and eat along the Iseji Route.

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Yudanaka: The Heavenly Onsen Town Next to Hell Valley

Close to the Snow Monkey Park, foreigner-friendly Yudanaka Onsen in Nagano makes for a great day or overnight hot spring trip.

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5 Things to Do in Japan This Spring (That Don’t Involve Hanami)

If you want to tone down the sakura celebrations this year, here are five alternatives to squatting in the cold on a blue tarp.

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Fuji Rock Festival 2019 Lineup Announced

Netizens cannot contain their excitement.

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7 Onsen in Chugoku Where Men and Women Can Bathe Together

Soak in the nature and history of one of Japan’s oldest traditions — with ladies and gentlemen alike!

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Nintendo Tokyo: First Japan Store Set to Open in Shibuya in 2019

As if you needed more reasons to go to Tokyo.

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Lose Yourself in the Seasonal Wonderland of Okayama Prefecture

Exquisite fall foliage, a crow-colored castle, a legend about an ogre-slaying peach-boy. No, you’re not in a fantasy story. This is Okayama.

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5 of Tokyo’s Best Night Views

Unique spots to witness the city come alive after dark.

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