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Otsuki: The Gateway to Mount Fuji

Looking for an escape from Tokyo? Explore Otsuki in Yamanashi Prefecture and discover the charms of small-town Japan at the foot of its tallest mountain.

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Is the Japan Rail Pass Worth It?

Given the recent price hike should you still get a Japan Rail Pass for your next trip to Japan?

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Where to See Real Gundam in Japan

Read on to learn about how you can step into the world of Gundam in Japan.

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8 Great Christmas Markets in Japan

Whether you’re in the mood for hot wine, decorations or taking photos in front of a dramatic Christmas tree, the eight markets below, from each region of Japan, have got you covered.

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Top 10 Things to See and Do in Kumamoto City

With a stellar castle, world-class Japanese garden and delectable local food, Kumamoto City is a wonderful choice for your next vacation.

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Narita or Haneda: Which airport should I fly into?

We compare Tokyo’s two airports, Haneda and Narita, to help you decide which one best suits your travel needs.

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I Tried Traveling Japan for $30 Per Day, Here’s What I Learned

Japan may have a reputation for being expensive, but for the hardy (and stingy) is it possible to travel the country for cheap?

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The Best Autumn Leaf Viewing Spots in Shimane

Mountains, mansions, temples, traditional gardens and more are painted with the colors of autumn.

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15 Spots in Tokyo Every Photographer Should Know

Whether you're a professional photographer or simply a shutterbug, here are some top photo spots you shouldn't miss.

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5 Spots in Osaka Every Photographer Should Know

Aiming to get that perfect shot while in Osaka but don’t know where to start? Check out these popular photo spots.

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5 Stunning Fall Flower Gardens in Kyushu

Celebrate some of Kyushu’s best autumn bloom-viewing spots in five gardens in five prefectures, all easily accessible via public transportation.

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Restoring Antique Japanese Plates with Gold – Kintsugi

Ever wonder what kintsugi workshop in Japan is like? Watch and find out!

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