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The Lively Hotel in Fukuoka Has a Free Beer With Your Name on It

And that's not the only benefit of staying at Fukuoka’s newest lifestyle hotel.

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Shotengai: Exploring the Nostalgic Pulse of Japan’s Local Shopping Streets

Beyond the tourist hotspots, old shopping streets, train stations, and underground arcades have the power to transport you decades back in time.

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Permanent Poop Museum Now Open in Tokyo

Hanging around like a bad smell, Japan’s pop-up poop museum has found a home.

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5 Guided Tours Where You Can Experience Tokyo Like A Local

Crash courses in bar lingo, uncovering secret hideouts and boozing up in suburbs, these tours will show you the true Tokyo.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Climbing Mt. Fuji

First-time tips for climbing Japan's iconic peak.

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GaijinPot’s 2019 Cherry Blossom Contest Winner and Top 20 Photos

And the #gaijinpotsakura grand prize goes to...

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Ink and Onsen: How to Enjoy Hot Springs If You Have Tattoos

A guide to experiencing Japan's hot springs - even when you're inked.

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Pressing Pause on The Tokyo Rush with Two Days in Tottori

My brief escape to healing hot springs, deserts and mountains.

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8 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do in Nippori

We’ve tapped into the insider information of Sakura Hotel Nippori to bring you ideas that you won’t find in the local guidebooks.

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Ginza 300 Bar: Homegrown, Handmade and High-Quality

The friendliest — and cheapest — bar in Ginza is an awesome cocktail spot for locals and travelers alike.

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Ultimate Guide to the Most Popular Japan Art Festival: Setouchi Triennale

Advice from a local expert on how to get the most out of Japan's No. 1 scenic art destination.

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3 Simple Ways to Discover Japan’s Unique Food Culture

Let Japan and its unique culture of food blow your mind — and your senses — with amazing “konbini,” exclusive “ekiben” and subterranean “depachika.”

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