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Golden Week 2019: Make the Most of This Year’s Super-Sized Break

Day trips, overnight stays or something longer, here are three “Platinum” Week options.

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Making Reservations in Japanese

Failsafe ways to book accommodations, tickets and dinners out in Japan.

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5 Tips for Women Traveling Solo in Japan

One of the world’s safest countries, Japan can still be daunting for lone female travelers.

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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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Ultimate Guide to Observation Decks and Elevated Views in 7 Major Japanese Cities

Brush up on the best lookouts in Sapporo, Tokyo, Yokohama, Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe and Nagasaki.

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For Tokyo’s Best Budget Accommodation Sakura Hotel & Hostel Wins Every Time

Six things that set this pioneer of foreigner-friendly accommodation apart from the rest.

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Top 5 Crazy Hotels for Budget Travelers

Venture to some decidedly "untouristy" spots in Japan with these recommendations for unique — and still affordable — overnight options.

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Planes, Trains & Automobiles: 7 Low-Budget Travel Options for Japan this Winter

Looking to do some budget traveling in Japan for Christmas and the New Year? Plan a winter holiday in Japan that won't deplete your bank this winter season.

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Super Cheap Japan: Top 5 Rail Passes for Budget Explorers

With a little planning, you can get around Japan in comfort by train without emptying your wallet. Here are five economical multi-day tickets.

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5 Reasons Japan is a Budget Traveler’s Dream Destination

Forget full moon parties in Koh Phangan or rickshawing through the streets of Hanoi, the reign of Southeast Asia as the ultimate budget destination is over and there’s a new paradise in town: the wacky, spectacular and jaw-droppingly beautiful country that is Japan.

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Summer Getaways: Budget Travel Options for Teachers in Japan

For teachers in Japan making summer travel plans, two new airlines have emerged to satisfy the market’s desire for a low-cost carrier: Peach Aviation and Jetstar Japan. Now that school's out—it's time to make those epic trips.

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Japanese Business Hotels: The Frugal Alternative Used by Locals

Japanese business hotels are a great alternative to the larger expensive chain hotels.

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