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January 19, 2017

Osaka’s Ebessan Festival and its Beautiful Daughters

Our writer gets a behind-the-scenes look at the beautiful “Lucky Daughters” of the popular Ebessan festival in Osaka.

Exploring Hokkaido with Japan Airlines
January 17, 2017

Travel Tales from Hokkaido: Exploring the “Wild West” of Japan

Follow one writer’s adventures to unknown corners of this wild island with the Japan Explorer Pass. Part One: Dog sledding, pork bowls, horse-racing and outdoor drinking.

January 13, 2017

A Guide to the Sapporo Snow Festival 2017

Headed to Japan’s most popular winter festival this year? Or thinking to book a last-minute trip? Here’s a guide for what you need to know before you go.

January 6, 2017

Top 5 Must-See Places in Japan for 2017

Dream of visiting Japan? There’s no time like the present!

December 29, 2016

5 Things to Do in Nagano City (That Aren’t Winter Sports)

What to do in Nagano if you don’t want to careen down hills at high speeds.

December 21, 2016

10 Japan Travel Instagram Accounts to Follow

Follow these accounts for some serious Japan travel wanderlust.

December 16, 2016

10 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do in Hakone

Hakone isn’t all hot springs and epic views of Mt Fuji – there’s even more to discover in this day-trippers’ destination favorite.

December 15, 2016

Kyushu Winter Escape

Regions in Kyushu affected by the April quake are back stronger than ever

December 14, 2016

Top 10 Japanese Souvenirs to Take Home

Whether you’re a traveler returning after a trip or an expat home for a flying visit, here’s a guide to the best Japanese souvenirs to bring with you.

December 13, 2016

Japan Winter Adventures Start Here

Bundle up, strap in and get into some of Japan’s legendary powder with Outdoor Japan Adventures, the new travel and tour booking engine dedicated to helping travelers explore Japan.

November 30, 2016

Outdoor Adventures in Hakone with Kim Dao

YouTuber and blogger Kim Dao takes us on a two-day outdoor adventure to Hakone, just west of Tokyo, to experience some of the awesome activities it has to offer.

November 2, 2016

Noren: The Coolest Souvenirs in Kyoto?

When matcha KitKats won’t make the grade, it’s time to up your souvenir game (and buy yourself something in the meantime).

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