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Hotel Iya Onsen: On the Edge of a Lost Japan

One for the bucket list.

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10 Ways to Get Spooky for Halloween 2018 In Japan

Stage your own funeral, go to a topless VIP lounge or keep it family friendly this Halloween.

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9 Onsen in Shikoku Where Men and Women Can Bathe Together

Enjoy an intimate bathing experience in one — or more — of Shikoku’s many natural hot springs.

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This Bud’s for You: Tap into Japan’s Craft Beer Scene

Hop on board Japan’s microbrew train with this guide to some of the country’s best beers and where to find them.

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Binge-worthy Travel: 7 ‘Terrace House’ Locations You Can Visit in Japan

It’s a piece of cake to literally walk into locations from Netflix and Fuji TV’s reality show “Terrace House.”

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The World’s Oldest Hotel: What It’s Like to Stay at Japan’s Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan

This historic mountain retreat in Yamanashi is over 1,300 years old and has been run by the same family for 52 generations.

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Another Roadside Attraction: 3 Random Joys of Japanese Highway Travel

Planning a road trip in Japan? Remember that it’s not just your destination that matters— it really is all about the journey. Here are three elements to consider adding to your next four-wheeled adventure!

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Harajuku Design Festa Art Village: Where Art Meets Food Meets Friends

Gallery, café and restaurant; this bohemian art village welcomes everyone — students, teachers and professionals alike — to discuss, view and exhibit their work in a beautifully designed Harajuku setting

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5 Unnecessary Things Tourists Do When Traveling in Japan

Don’t be like that guy. Navigate Japan’s tricky travel landscape like a boss by avoiding these common travel mistakes.

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10 Onsen in Chubu Where Men and Women Can Bathe Together

No trip to the Chubu region is complete without a visit to one of Japan’s most traditional attractions — a mixed-gender hot spring!

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5 of the Coolest Studio Ghibli Movie Locations You Can Visit in Japan

Travel to real-life places in Japan where scenes from Studio Ghibli’s animated films spring to life.

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Let’s Eat! 5 Scary Japanese Foods and Why You Should Try Them

To experience the pleasure, you must also brave the pain of Japan’s complex culinary underworld.

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