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5 Unmissable Things to Do in Fukuoka

Kyushu's port city is full of delicious food and entertainment, accented with extraordinary natural beauty and a welcoming character. 

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Five Places Linked to Japan’s Hidden Christians

A journey to the abandoned villages and historical churches of Nagasaki to explore the intriguing story of Japan's hidden Christians.

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Three Small Islands in Japan for Your Next Getaway

Time flows differently on Japan’s remote islands. Here are three of my favorite hidden getaways and why you should visit them yourself.

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3 Michelin-Starred Ramen Joints in Tokyo

What does Japan's best-reviewed ramen taste like?

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Best Train Lines for Living in Tokyo: The Tsukuba Express

The sleek Tsukuba Express offers easy access to major Tokyo hubs, quiet locals stops and serene nature spots.

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5 More Cool Studio Ghibli Locations You Can Visit in Japan

What were some of the real-life locations that inspired our favorite anime films?

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Early Spring: Cherry Blossoms and Plums in Kanagawa and Shizuoka

Early spring is the perfect opportunity for a weekend escape to celebrate sakura and hanami in coastal towns outside of Tokyo.

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5 Things You Can Do in Nagoya’s Osu Shopping District

Aichi Prefecture's best-covered shopping area connects to the beautiful Osu Kannon Temple and is a great place to spend the day.

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Discover the Iconic Gorges, Legends and UNESCO World Heritage Temples of Iwate Prefecture

A mere two hours by train from Tokyo, this secluded region of Tohoku feels a world away.

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GaijinPot on Location: A Quest for Kurosawa

Discover the real-life locations seen in some of the acclaimed director Akira Kurosawa's most iconic movies.

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A Visit to Iwate Prefecture Offers Visitors the Perfect Blend of Nature, Culture and History

Experience one of the last hidden gems of Japan traveling through the largest prefecture in Tohoku.

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GaijinPot on Location: ‘The Karate Kid’ and ‘Cobra Kai’ in Okinawa

Okinawa is a big part of the Karate Kid franchise, but where are the real-life locations that inspired it?

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