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February 17, 2017

5 Reasons To Visit Tottori

Tottori? That’s, like, somewhere south with the desert, right?

February 15, 2017

5 Places to See Plum Blossom in Tokyo

Spring is finally here which means it’s flower viewing time. First up: plum blossom.

February 14, 2017

3 Romantic Spots in Osaka for Valentine’s Day

In Osaka? Here’s where you can take your better half tonight.

February 10, 2017

8 Great Snow Festivals to See in Japan

Sapporo might be the big daddy of Japan’s snow festivals but there are plenty of other events across the country that give it a run for its frozen money. Check out these recommendations and get planning!

February 7, 2017

10 Cool Spots for Winter-Warming Street Food in Tokyo

Throw off that kotatsu blanket (go on, you can do it) and head outside to explore these Tokyo’s winter-warming street food hot spots.

February 7, 2017

Discover Kichijoji on a Free Guided Tour

Living in Tokyo and eager to explore new parts of the city? Join this free tour to discover highlights of what to see, do and eat in Kichijoji.

February 3, 2017

4 Things to Look Out for at the 2017 Sapporo Snow Festival

Headed to the Sapporo Snow Festival next week? Here’s a teaser of what to expect and what you shouldn’t miss.

February 2, 2017

A Guide to Traveling Japan for Cheap with Highway Buses

Japan’s countrywide network of highway buses offers a cheap alternative to train and air travel, with some surprising perks.

February 1, 2017

An Introduction to: Japanese Shrines and Temples

Do you know your Shinto shrine from your Buddhist temple? Why is the five yen coin the luckiest? And what should you do if you get a bad fortune?

12 Things That Surprised Me About Traveling in Hokkaido
January 31, 2017

12 Things That Surprised Me About Traveling in Hokkaido

Have you ever heard of Hokkaido? Japan’s final frontier, this northern island is becoming an increasingly popular destination for international travelers. But what’s it like to travel there?

Tattoos and onsen in Japan.
January 25, 2017

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.

Travel Tales from Hokkaido II
January 24, 2017

Travel Tales from Hokkaido Part 2: Discovering a New World

Erik’s adventures with the Japan Explorer Pass continue as he heads further west. Part Two: An Apple desktop, marching penguins and snowshoeing in the moonlight.

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