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Yamabushi Waterfall Meditation in Yamagata Japan
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Voyaging Towards Introspection with the Yamabushi Mountain Monks

A symbolic death and rebirth in the mountains of Yamagata, but not without indulging in the local nightlife

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Nintendo Tokyo: First Japan Store Set to Open in Shibuya on November 22, 2019

As if you needed more reasons to go to Tokyo.

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5 of the Creepiest Abandoned Places in Japan

Known as Haikyo or “ruins,” these spots are more than just apocalyptic photo ops.

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Nightmare on Dotonbori: Top Halloween Spots in Osaka

Five spooktastic places for to get your monster mash on this Halloween in Osaka.

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Guide to Skiing and Snowboarding in Japan

Shred world-class powder in the Japanese mountains. Japow!

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5 Shops to Try Yokohama’s Local Iekei Ramen

Discover this local ramen style that’s creamy and chewy with all the toppings.

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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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A Gourmet Guide to Yokohama West Gate

Where to eat and drink in this little-known culinary corner of Tokyo’s cosmopolitan neighbor and RWC host city, Yokohama.

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10 Places to Experience the Best of Autumn in Japan in 2019

These locations are perfect for an autumn adventure.

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Halloween in Japan: What’s Different?

The appeal of Halloween in Japan lies in two things: commercialism and costumes.

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Discover Central Japan: A Travel Guide to Mie, Aichi, Gifu and Nagano Prefectures

Whether it's your first, fifth or fiftieth time in Japan—central Japan deserves your attention.

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Six Magic Spots in Little Edo: Must-Sees On a Day Trip to Kawagoe

This tiny Saitama town on the Seibu Railway line will transport you back into Japan’s feudal days with its picture-perfect historical architecture and sites.

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