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Kumano Kodo Mie Prefecture The Revival of Ancient God Road
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A Guide to Hiking the Kumano Kodo Iseji Route in Mie, Japan

Including the history, guide maps, itineraries, and what to see, do and eat along the Iseji Route.

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Yudanaka: The Heavenly Onsen Town Next to Hell Valley

Close to the Snow Monkey Park, foreigner-friendly Yudanaka Onsen in Nagano makes for a great day or overnight hot spring trip.

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5 Things to Do in Japan This Spring (That Don’t Involve Hanami)

If you want to tone down the sakura celebrations this year, here are five alternatives to squatting in the cold on a blue tarp.

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Fuji Rock Festival 2019 Lineup Announced

Netizens cannot contain their excitement.

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7 Onsen in Chugoku Where Men and Women Can Bathe Together

Soak in the nature and history of one of Japan’s oldest traditions — with ladies and gentlemen alike!

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Nintendo Tokyo: First Japan Store Set to Open in Shibuya in 2019

As if you needed more reasons to go to Tokyo.

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Lose Yourself in the Seasonal Wonderland of Okayama Prefecture

Exquisite fall foliage, a crow-colored castle, a legend about an ogre-slaying peach-boy. No, you’re not in a fantasy story. This is Okayama.

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5 of Tokyo’s Best Night Views

Unique spots to witness the city come alive after dark.

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4 Quirky Ways to Experience Tokyo at Night

Night-time canoe tours and boozing in black markets — discover a different side of Tokyo.

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20 Things to Do in Taito City

Almost every Tokyo itinerary will include an attraction here but there's more to this eastern ward than meets the eye.

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4 Tips for Getting the Best out of the Sapporo Snow Festival

Reduce needless travel stress and have a better experience at this year’s 70th anniversary winter festival.

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A Race Across Japan to See its Last Original Castles

A cross-country culture trip through Japanese history was slightly mad but changed the way I travel.

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