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Old pier on Taketomi Island in Okinawa, Japan
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Five Spots for a Warm Weather Vacation in Autumn in Japan

Not ready for the summer sun to fade just yet? Head to these destinations where summer vibes last a bit longer.

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Essential Products for Surviving the Japanese Summer

Feeling like you're melting in the oppressive humidity can only mean one thing—it's summer in Japan.

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Vegan in Japan: 10 Meatless Eateries in Sapporo

Scrumptious vegan eats in Japan's northernmost island from soup curry to vegan cheesecake!

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WeBase: The Hostel Retreat That’s Making Us All Want to Holiday in Kamakura

[Video] This hostel is absolutely baller.

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How Discovering Meditation in Japan Helped Me Find Peace

Chronicles of a turbulent meditator and where you can try it for yourself.

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List of Canceled Events in Japan Due to the Coronavirus

The Yokohama Pikachu Outbreak and Aomori Nebuta Festival have been canceled for 2020 while the Edo River Fireworks have been postponed.

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Can Fukui’s Obama City Draw Visitors with Rural Tourism Alone?

Obama City plays up its name and fish exports to attract visitors but is it enough to sustain a town with a rapidly aging population?

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Reflections of Tokyo During the COVID-19 Pandemic, a Photo Essay

Have you ever seen Asakusa this empty?

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Mount Fuji Closed for 2020 Climbing Season

You’ll have to take the climb off your bucket list this year, but don’t worry, you can be better prepared for next year.

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Kanji Cheat Sheet: Going to the Movies in Japan

*Shoves popcorn in mouth excitedly*

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GaijinPot’s 2020 Cherry Blossom Contest Winner and Top 10 Photos

And the #gaijinpotsakura2020 grand prize goes to...

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Into the Mind of Shintaro Kago, One of Japan’s Most Infamous Erotic Manga Artists